Despite Heat Rangers Played Rare August Day Game

Sunday’s heat was definitely hard on the players and fans at the Ballpark in Arlington where the Rangers played a rare mid-summer day game.  Normally, Major League Baseball grants the team a waiver permitting them to play most of their Sunday games under the lights.  But due to TV commitments with ESPN, the team’s request for a waiver was turned down, so the first pitch was a little after 2 p.m. meaning the game was played during the hottest hours of the day.  The heat was un-doubtedly the main reason attendance was held down around 30-thousand even though the stadium had been sold out to its capacity of more than 46-thousand for the previous three games, all played at night.  During the worst of Sunday’s heat, more than three dozen fans were treated for heat-related issues at first aid stations at the Ballpark.

  • Dallas

    Wow! more than 36 people! We were at that game…thank God we were in the very last row, so at least we had a little shade….we debated not going to the game because of the heat…but our son likes the game, especially singing take me out…so we went late and left right after the song….and missed the biggest inning! :-(…we had a good time despite the heat

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