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Pre-Game Thread #155: Bloggin' In The Rain

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Rain, rain, go away. Let the Oakland A's go play!

The new market inefficiency: Using free rainwater to flood the dugout so that the opponent has nowhere to sit during the game.
The new market inefficiency: Using free rainwater to flood the dugout so that the opponent has nowhere to sit during the game.
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It's raining in Oakland. And Berkeley. And Walnut Creek. And probably lots of other places too. But the rain in Oakland is noteworthy because it is preventing the A's from playing their game and is preventing the poop from flushing down the toilets in the stadium (or something similar).

Our weatherman, player20, has the scoop on the cause of this rain:

Yes, it appears Donaldson hit his homer a little too hard last night, because it's coming down.

Here's the word from some A's insiders:

With any luck, the weather will calm down, the field will drain, the toilet demons will get bored and move on, and the game will be played. We'll keep you posted!

In other MLB news, the Rays won their game this morning after playing for nearly seven hours last night. The Giants got shut out by Ivan Nova. If the season ended today, the Rangers would not be in the playoffs. The Angels have a shot at reaching .500 by season's end (75-78 entering today).

If the game were to be played today, this is what the lineups would look like:

UPDATE: Coco is out of the lineup, and Choice has taken his spot. New lineup:

Now let's all splash in some virtual puddles together!