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Is there some rule for days off and double-headers? a.k.a. only certain games are designated as potential 'make-up' days?

 

It makes sense to me. The Phillies are in the midst of a 14 consecutive game streak at the moment, and the game in June has plenty of off days around it.

 

If they were to play tomorrow they'd be playing 13 games in 12 days.

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Why can't we immediately make-up the game and play a double-header today (Sunday) or a game on the Monday off-day?

 

Let's play "Ask the Players Association." Frisaro said the Marlins "consulted" with the MLBPA but didn't go into details. I will. Here's da rules, from the MLBPA agreement:

 

Provided that neither of the Clubs involved in the proposed rescheduled game already has played or has been rescheduled to play a total of two split doubleheaders in that season

 

OK, so far.

 

(a) each Club shall have the right to reschedule any postponed game as a split doubleheader when ticket sales for the game at the time of postponement exceed, in any respect, the number of comparable tickets available to be exchanged by the Club for the balance of the season, and both the postponed and rescheduled game occur in the last regularly scheduled series between the two Clubs at the Club’s park

 

Nope, not even remotely close, doesn't qualify. This is April, not September.

 

(b) when there is no practical alternative to doing so, the Boston Red Sox and Chicago Cubs shall have the right to reschedule a postponed game as a split doubleheader to be played in, respectively, Fenway Park and Wrigley Field, even if the criteria set out in subparagraph (a) above are not met.

 

Nope, the Phillies ain't the Sox or the Cubs, doesn't qualify.

 

The Association shall have the exclusive right to approve the additional rescheduling of postponed games as split doubleheaders in circumstances that are not automatically permitted by subparagraph (a) or (b) above.

 

A-ha!, that's it. We needed Players Association approval.

 

Alas, both are specifically ruled out:

 

No Club shall be scheduled to play a game starting after 5 P.M. if such game is a road game and is followed by a home off-day, unless:

(a) a later game is required to be scheduled pursuant to a national television agreement; or

(b) the road Club is playing at Texas or Florida on or after June 1.

 

Nope to (a) and nope to (b,) so we don't qualify. Forget the Sunday double-header.

 

Then, there's:

 

A rained-out game may be rescheduled to an open date in the same series, or to an open date at the end of the same series, if (a) the open date is a road off-day for the visiting Club, and (b) the rescheduling does not result in the home team playing more than 24 consecutive dates without an open day (...)

 

Monday wasn't a road off-day for us, so forget Monday, not to mention that the Phillies play the Brewers on Monday.

 

With respect to the rescheduling of any such game, and all games rescheduled pursuant to Section C(1), the Club(s) shall consult with the Association concerning the actual date and time of such rescheduled game.

 

And there you have it.

 

http://mlb.mlb.com/p...cba_english.pdf

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(a) each Club shall have the right to reschedule any postponed game as a split doubleheader when ticket sales for the game at the time of postponement exceed, in any respect, the number of comparable tickets available to be exchanged by the Club for the balance of the season, and both the postponed and rescheduled game occur in the last regularly scheduled series between the two Clubs at the Club’s park

I read that 3 times and still don't understand it. Mainly the part about comparable tickets available to be exchanged for the balance of the season.:blink:

Why do the Cubs and Red Sox have there own rule?

 

And thanks BTW

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(a) each Club shall have the right to reschedule any postponed game as a split doubleheader when ticket sales for the game at the time of postponement exceed, in any respect, the number of comparable tickets available to be exchanged by the Club for the balance of the season, and both the postponed and rescheduled game occur in the last regularly scheduled series between the two Clubs at the Club’s park

I read that 3 times and still don't understand it. Mainly the part about comparable tickets available to be exchanged for the balance of the season.:blink:

Why do the Cubs and Red Sox have there own rule?

 

And thanks BTW

I don't get half those things either, it's like they're written in gibberish... MYSTIKOL!

 

Also, it makes sense with the Cubs because they schedule a ton of day games but I'm not sure about the Red Sox... Maybe having the two drunkest fanbases in baseball has something to do with it, I don't know.

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(a) each Club shall have the right to reschedule any postponed game as a split doubleheader when ticket sales for the game at the time of postponement exceed, in any respect, the number of comparable tickets available to be exchanged by the Club for the balance of the season, and both the postponed and rescheduled game occur in the last regularly scheduled series between the two Clubs at the Club’s park

I read that 3 times and still don't understand it. Mainly the part about comparable tickets available to be exchanged for the balance of the season.:blink:

Why do the Cubs and Red Sox have there own rule?

 

And thanks BTW

 

I don't get half those things either, it's like they're written in gibberish... MYSTIKOL!

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Also, it makes sense with the Cubs because they schedule a ton of day games but I'm not sure about the Red Sox... Maybe having the two drunkest fanbases in baseball has something to do with it, I don't know.

I was gonna say legalese and suggest Mystkol translate it.:lol

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(a) each Club shall have the right to reschedule any postponed game as a split doubleheader when ticket sales for the game at the time of postponement exceed, in any respect, the number of comparable tickets available to be exchanged by the Club for the balance of the season, and both the postponed and rescheduled game occur in the last regularly scheduled series between the two Clubs at the Club’s park

I read that 3 times and still don't understand it. Mainly the part about comparable tickets available to be exchanged for the balance of the season.:blink:

Why do the Cubs and Red Sox have there own rule?

 

And thanks BTW

 

I don't get half those things either, it's like they're written in gibberish... MYSTIKOL!

public/style_emoticons/default/laugh.gif

Also, it makes sense with the Cubs because they schedule a ton of day games but I'm not sure about the Red Sox... Maybe having the two drunkest fanbases in baseball has something to do with it, I don't know.

I was gonna say legalese and suggest Mystkol translate it.:lol

 

I'm actually a google chrome app, not a real person =]

 

Thanks for the love, though! lol

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Ok, here's the scoop, Philadelphia has sold 45,000 + tickets for every game this year (or close to it). The Marlins are an NL East team meaning they come back to Philly at least two more times, thus not the need right now for a split doubleheader in April.

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