By Ray Boyd
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — So, the Phillies lost in rather embarrassing fashion on Opening Day to the Red Sox. They surrendered five home runs for a total of eight runs as they lost 8-0 to kick off the season.
Do you know what doesn’t happen? You do not forget to close the $50 million retractable roof on your stadium when there is rain in the forecast, unless you’re the Marlins.
The Marlins were forced into a rain delay on Monday because they forgot to close their retractable roof before their game with the Braves.
Marlins Park is located in Miami and baseball season starts in the spring. Florida in the spring typically means rain for at least parts of the day almost everyday.
It was probably a great investment to put a retractable roof on the stadium. It would probably be an even better investment if they used it. You can enjoy the sunshine when it’s out and not delay the game when it is supposed to rain.
The Marlins did eventually get the roof closed and the game going, but it isn’t the quickest of processes so a delay was needed. At least the park apologized for their oversight.
The Marlins went on to lose to the Braves, 2-1.
Hopefully this embarrassing oversight takes Phillies fan’s minds off of the team’s first game of the season.
If it doesn’t, there are only 161 more games to go.