Rained Out Games Close to Setting Record

Rained Out Games Close to Setting Record

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Alex Cabrero ReportingAll this rain is setting records, one of them for the wrong reason. The Salt Lake Stingers are only 37 games into their season and already they've had six rainouts. That ties their all-time record.

The Stingers just got done playing another double-header to make up for all those rain days. This is the third double-header the Stingers have played in the past five days. Today they lost both, but finally some sunshine. It made the players happy, management happy, and most importantly, us fans.

Finally something to cheer for.

Hugh Fowler, Stingers Fan: “It’s something we’ve been looking forward to very much, and we’re happy to be here.”

Hugh Fowler and his wife have season tickets, but when there's rain...

Hugh Fowler: “We usually sit home and watch the Cubs on TV then.”

But not today and not for these fans.

Curtis Fisher: “I don’t even know what to tell you, it’s fantastic.”

This group of friends had tickets for Monday night’s game, but so did the rain, and you know who wins that one.

Felipe Pachuco, Stingers Fan: “We sat in the cold, drank our beers, and shivered like this. We did.”

Colleen Kirkham: “It bums you out.”

So Tuesday the Stingers had to play a doubleheader, starting at 11:30 in the morning. Only hardcore fans show up that early.

Curtis Fisher: “That’s why we’re here.”

Hopefully the sun shines for the rest of the season for the stingers. There are still more than a hundred games left to go on the season, so the chances of them setting the record for rainouts is pretty good.

Cindy Sharp: “Chances are yes, I think so.”

Marc Amiconne: “That’s kind of one of those records you don’t want.”

Stingers general manager Marc Amicone says it's been frustrating; it's hard to get any sort of game-flow going when all you've had is water-flow.

Marc Amicone, Stingers General Manager: “It becomes very difficult to get the field in shape, get it started on time, and the fans, they’re on again off again. Are you gonna play or not? They do like being here in the sunshine, as you can tell.”

Yes, it's good to see sunglasses instead of umbrellas.

Nancy Fowler: “We’re delighted, we’re just delighted. This is the prettiest place to be in Salt Lake.”

Some fans were so happy to be watching baseball, we couldn't interview them, because they called in sick to go to the game. The sun won today, but rain only needs one more win to set the record.

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