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What Was Different From That A's "Game"?

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    Mitch Moreland in Oct., 2010.

    Remember back on May 11 when the Rangers raced out to a dominant lead over the A's and were en route to winning their first series in forever, seeing a rebound start from Matt Harrison and watching Mitch Moreland hit his first career grand slam.

    Then it all disappeared into the MLB abyss when the day game was called in the fourth inning (five is an official game) and the rain was completely out of the area by 7 p.m. Oh, and both the Rangers and A's were off the following day.

    So what gives? That umpiring crew needs to be questioned. Were they worried about missing their flight?

    On Tuesday night as tornados touched down all over the Metroplex and hail fell at the Ballpark, fans were escorted into the underground tunnels as they endured a nearly 3-hour rain delay before the game was resumed around 11:30 p.m. in the sixth inning. The game ended at almost 1:30 a.m.

    The teams play again today at 1:05 p.m.

    Full disclosure: The White Sox and Rangers don't meet again this season, so a make-up game would have had to been on a mutual day off, which is an inconvenience for everyone involved. But it's still hard to see why that crew from May 11 decided to just call off that game so early.