MLB Alters Weekend Schedule as Hurricane Hilary Approaches Southern California
Major League Baseball (MLB) has announced changes to its weekend schedule in anticipation of the arrival of Hurricane Hilary in Southern California. The impending storm has forced alterations to three series: Arizona Diamondbacks vs San Diego Padres, Tampa Bay Rays vs Los Angeles Angels, and Miami Marlins vs Los Angeles Dodgers.
To ensure the safety of players, officials, and fans, MLB has decided to move Sunday’s games to Saturday, creating a split doubleheader. This decision aims to accommodate the possible impact of Hurricane Hilary on Sunday’s game schedule.
The revised start times for the affected games are as follows: Arizona Diamondbacks at San Diego Padres will kick off with the first game at 3:10 p.m. ET, followed by the second game at 8:40 p.m. ET. For the Tampa Bay Rays at Los Angeles Angels series, the first game will begin at 4:07 p.m. ET, and the second game at 9:07 p.m. ET. Lastly, the Miami Marlins at Los Angeles Dodgers series will start with the first game at 3 p.m. ET, followed by the second game at 9:10 p.m. ET.
Dave Roberts, manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers, expressed appreciation for MLB’s proactive approach in handling the situation. Despite understanding the inconvenience caused to fans with Sunday tickets, Roberts acknowledged the need for such changes to ensure everyone’s safety.
Hurricane Hilary is currently classified as a Category 4 storm but is expected to weaken before reaching Los Angeles. Nevertheless, tropical storm watches and warnings have already been issued in the region. This occurrence is considered historic, as such warnings are highly unusual for Southern California.
MLB’s decision to alter the weekend schedule showcases their commitment to prioritizing safety and ensuring that the games can proceed without endangering anyone’s well-being. Fans are advised to stay updated on any further changes or announcements through MLB’s official channels.
As Hurricane Hilary approaches, it is imperative for everyone in the affected areas to stay vigilant and follow the guidance of local authorities to stay safe during this unprecedented weather event.
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