Game 1: Postponed

NEW YORK — It is still almost surreal to even think of baseball out here at Shea Stadium right now, but the decision was just announced to postpone Game 1 of the National League Championship Series between the Cardinals and Mets until Thursday night — strictly because of the weather.

As the hours trickle by, my head has not stopped shaking. I still can’t believe what has happened. One minute you are in a taxi hearing that a plane had crashed into an Upper East Side building. Then you are thinking there could be a rainout at night, and just trying to get details because you’re worried about what happened in the city where you live.

Then you’re sitting in the media workroom and a local TV outlet mentions that they are hearing the plane was registered to a "Cory Lidle."

We braced for the worst from there and began reporting. Our Yankees beat writer, Mark Feinsand, had been told by Cory that he was flying out today. Gradually all of the tragic pieces of this story came together. Had rain subsided, they would have done everything possible to play this game, to avoid playing on five consecutive days. But there’s no game tonight. I am glad, because I haven’t thought about the sport for several hours now and I work in baseball.

What a tragic and surreal night, and my sympathies are with Cory’s family as well. The only good news is that there weren’t more casualties — it could have been much, much worse. But baseball has lost one of its own, on the night and in the same city where it was supposed to begin the process of deciding who wins a pennant.

5 Comments

Mets in 6.

Why in the world would they make people with game one tickets go to fridays game.. I know I personally bought these tickets for game 1 atmosphere. Being a die hard met fan, I am dissappointed in there handling of this, and now starting to see why the Yankees have such a beloved fan base… Lets recall the rain out that took place at Yankee stadium, they moved those tickets to the following day……The Mets should learn a little about how to treat fans from the yankees

Actually, propay, you forgot something. The rainout for the Yankees was their GAME 2. Not game 1. So since the next day after game 2 is an off day, game 2 ticket holders will still be watching game 2 .. and this is out of coincidence that the rainout is for GAME 2. Had the similar situation occurred for game 1 for the Yankees, I’m pretty sure they would’ve done the same thing.. that is – move game 1 tix holder to the off day, because the off day is the only day they can make up for it. Bug selig definitely don’t want to have a doubleheader.. especially in the postseason where each game is crucial.

YOU ARE RIGHT. NOT ONLY THAT THESE GREAT SPORT NEEDS TO BE MORE ORGANIZE . TODAY @ 2:00pm . ALL OFF THE FANS THAT HAD TICKTES FOR GAME ONE ARE STILL WAITTING TO FIND OUT THE NEW TIME FOR FRIDAY. WELL I GUEST THEY REALLY DONT CARE TO MUCH ABOUTH THERE FANS . tHE REALL FANS THAT WORK FOR A LIVING AND MAY NEED TO LOSSE A VACATION DAY TO GO TO THE GAME THAT THEY HAVE NO CLUE ABOUTH THE TIME .

It was the right thing, propay. Why would you have fans of two games change their plans? This way only those who had tickets for the original opener have to adjust. It’s not the same situation as the previous week at Yankee Stadium.

Mark/MLB.com

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