Saturday, September 08, 2012

Phillies vs Rockies series interrupted by rain

We've all done it. You hear the forecast on tv for the game time, and you don't know whether or not to go. It's a fine line that the Phillies management walks on a rainy night, they are under pressure to get the game in, especially when the Phillies don't play the Rockies anymore this season after this weekend.

Rain delays are tough to experience, most of the time, you're huddled in the public areas under cover, and despite the promise of seeing a ball game, sometimes it just isn't meant to be. I've been to many games in rain delays, and usually you're just standing around, most of the time without much information and just waiting it out, with a few thousand of other fans willing to endure the delay with you.

Here are some interesting facts to ponder as the seemingly endless delay carries on:

The Phillies end up playing the Rockies 9 times this season, it ties with the year 2000, when these two teams faced off 9 times in that season as well. The Phillies hold the winning mark in the all-time series between the Phillies and the Rockies by a 88-62 record going back to the first year of the Rockies franchise in 1993.

Believe it or not, the Colorado Rockies have never won their division. They have made the playoffs only three times since the team became the Rockies with a World Series appearance in 2007, which they lost in 2007.

The Phillies home attendance recently surpassed 3 million fans in 2012 for the 6th year in a row, if you think how many fans that is, the math is pretty simple. The Phillies have sold more than 18 million tickets since the year that the Phillies made the playoffs, 2007.

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