A heavy rain storm threatened all morning before finally beginning about 11:00 am with a drizzle and then a deluge. And just wouldn’t let up. Fans in Yankee and Phillies’ gear crammed the covered concourse at Steinbrenner Field, wishing for the rain to “come again another day”. But it was not to be. The fans would have to wait for “Tanaka Time”, Masahiro Tanaka’s Spring debut, currently on track for Sunday’s game against the Tigers.
And because it’s Spring Training, there will be no make up game between the Yankees and Phillies, but the two teams will play each other three more times next month. For more information on game refunds, ticket holders must consult their respective point of sale.
Next up: the Yankees head east about 30 minutes to visit the Tigers’ Spring home field in Lakeland. The first week of 2019 continues to be interesting, to say the least.