The talk in this area isn’t about the World Series or the Ravens this weekend. It’s about the dire weather forecasts. Whether Sandy arrives in the Baltimore area as a hurricane or a messy tropical storm is more important than if the Tigers can make the World Series a competitive one.
But, what if the Orioles had been in the World Series?
Games 3, 4 and 5 would have been at home on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, if necessary.
Saturday’s forecast isn’t bad. High about 68, low 58 with a 30 percent chance of rain late at night. Game 3 would have been fine.
Sunday’s Game 4 forecast would have been for colder temperatures, in the mid-50s with more wind and a 30 percent chance of rain. That game would probably have been OK, too.
If there was a Game 5, Monday’s forecast calls for a 70 percent chance of rain with strong winds and tropical storm conditions.
Had there been a postponement on Monday, Tuesday’s forecast is even worse, and there’s still a possibility of rain on Wednesday and Thursday.
The World Series would have been delayed. As it stands, Game 7 is scheduled for next Thursday, November 1. That’s late enough.
With all you’re worrying about this weekend, it’s probably a good thing you don’t have to be concerned about weather delays for Orioles home games in the World Series.