Caps game broadcast during two MLB rain delays

Brian Tinsman
May 15, 2018 - 10:32 pm
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The Washington Nationals were having a competitive game against the New York Yankees before thunderstorms rolled through the D.C. region. Again.

Delayed in the bottom of the sixth inning, the Nationals rolled out one of the boldest weather tarps in all of baseball, even garnering compliments from Yankees announcer Al Leiter.

Late last year, the Nats signed a multi-year sponsorship deal with Mars, Inc., the Virginia-based candy company that owns Skittles, M&Ms and more. This is just one of the more visible marketing clauses, and they certainly generated attention for their sponsors.

At the same time, they put the Caps-Lightning Game 3 on the jumbotron, allowing fans of D.C. sports to still enjoy some local fare.

Meanwhile, just 40 miles up the road, the Orioles and Phillies were in a game delay at Camden Yards. There too, the broadcast of choice was Caps-Lightning:

Unfortuantely for the Nats, MLB looked at the weather radar and suspended the rest of tonight's game until tomorrow. There is ample rain in the forecast for tomorrow as well, but there is no other time that the Yankees are scheduled to visit the Nats this season.

They need to finish the series, but not with this dancing in the distance:

 

 

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