This weekend’s Chicago Cubs-Washington Nationals debacle is just the latest evidence that MLB needs to make critical, badly-needed changes to the schedule.
In the midst of another great Chicago Cubs season with the hopes of October dancing in my head, my soul was crushed this weekend. (okay, so Kyle Fuller’s butterfingers didn’t help either) Not only did we get “meatloafed” in the three games we actually were able to play in our nation’s capitol, but the team was forced to endure hours upon hours of delays and postponements. Of course, eventually that culminated with Sunday’s non-game debacle.
While I could go on and on about the way MLB and the Nationals handled the awful weather this weekend (and maybe even the Cubs’ player reps as well), I think it’s time to take a look at the bigger picture in terms of scheduling and policies regarding rainouts dictated by the league and player’s association. Because, frankly, they don’t work. For anyone. So, we need to get to the root of the problem and propose some fixes.
Let’s just ask this question and go from there: Did anyone leave Nationals Park happy on Sunday?
The answer, of course, is no.