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Written by The Staff   
Thursday, 05 October 2006 05:27

SteinbrennerTiger fans aren't the only ones upset that the Game 2 of the Yankees v. Tigers series didn't get in last night due to rainout. Yankees owner George Steinbrenner was not happy, as well.

"I think we should have played," Steinbrenner said upon leaving the stadium. "We should have made up our minds earlier."

Calling the game due to rain occurred when there was no rain falling at all. At one point, the grounds crew pulled the tarp off, only to immediately pull it back on the infield. As reported:

Many of the Yankees were dressed by the time reporters were allowed in the clubhouse a few minutes past 10, and manager Joe Torre already had left without addressing the media.

That was about the time the Tigers were beginning to fume, believing they were told the news much later than the Yankees.

"At 9:35, they said 10 o'clock start," Detroit reliever Todd Jones said. "Then Justin [Verlander] goes out there and starts throwing and not one Yankee was out there. They went from, 'We're going at 10 o'clock,' to six minutes later, 'The game is canceled.' And it hasn't really rained hard out there? Is that what I'm hearing?"

 (The Baltimore Sun)

 
 
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