For the first time ever, the opening game of the World Series has been postponed. A downpour pushed the Pirates’ and Orioles’ opener to tomorrow, in Baltimore.
The grounds crew had to deal with more than just rain, as the field was chewed up by a Colts’ game two days earlier. There was also a comic element:
Baseball Commissioner Bowie Kuhn put up a façade of warmth by trying to ignore the frigid conditions, and “[h]e saw to it that players kept up appearances as well, forbidding the wearing of woolen ski caps during batting practice and on the bench.”
The starters tomorrow remain the same: right-hander Bruce Kison for the Pirates and left-hander Mike Flanagan for the Orioles.