While the back-to-back-to-back postponements of Twins games was irritating, but let’s quickly put the snowed-out series into perspective:
— Dane Mosher (@DaneMosher7) April 14, 2018
Is the comparison between the two where the phrase “greener pastures” comes from?
— Rhett Bollinger (@RhettBollinger) April 16, 2018
Yahoo recently posted an article that discussed baseball’s brutal 2018 attendance numbers (it’s not just because of weather issues). As you can tell to by this MLB.com headline, there’s no need to worry about empty seats for these games:
First and absolutely foremost, Puerto Rico is less than seven months removed from the devastating Hurricane Maria. In the aftermath of the terribly tragic storm, the island’s residents have leaned on baseball:
Parlayed with the fans’ passion and emotion, there will be some hometown heroes competing. Between Minnesota (Jose Berrios, Eddie Rosario) and Cleveland’s (Franciso Lindor, Roberto Perez), a Mount Rushmore’s worth of Puerto Ricans are active for the two-game extravaganza.
Berrios is scheduled to start Wednesday’s game. Obviously, the electric crowd is going to be pulling for the stud right-hander.
As for his thoughts leading up to the start, the 23 year-old had this to say:
Despite waiting a long time for this particular moment, Puerto Rico has held their fair share of high-level baseball games. For example, three years ago, the Caribbean Winter League’s Championship Series took place at Hiram Bithorn Stadium.
Cowbells? Interesting. If we’re losing, that might get a little annoying. On the opposite side of the fence, if we’re winning: