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Angels home game rained out for first time in four years

Minnesota Twins v Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA - MAY 22: Groundcrew attempt to clear off standing water in the outfield prior to a game between the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and the Minnesota Twins at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on May 22, 2019 in Anaheim, California. Due to standing water, the game was rescheduled for May 23, 2019. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

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The Angels and Twins were supposed to play in Anaheim last night. And, as that old song goes, it never rains in Southern California. Except sometimes, anyway.

It had rained a couple of hours before the game, causing puddles to form in the outfield. The grounds crew worked remove water from the outfield, but conditions remained unplayable. I guess you don’t spring for the super high-end drainage system in L.A. that you might back east. Either way, they banged the game because of it.

The last time a home Angels game was postponed was on July 19, 2015. The last one before that was over 20 years earlier: June 16, 1995. It was only the twelfth time in the 53-year history of Angels Stadium that a game had been called.

In other news, when I was looking for the lyrics for this for this morning’s recaps I got lost in a Wrecking Crew Wikipedia hole which was strangely satisfying. If you’re bored later, I suggest you do the same.

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