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In Case You Missed It: Rain delays are good for the soul

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The Nationals really messed up Thursday night, inconveniencing and frustrating a lot of fans with their rainless rain delay. But, as Dan Steinberg also writes, there’s a great deal of joy to be found in these crazy situations.

If you’ve been a Pirates fan for any length of time, you know you need not even experience a rain delay to enjoy the uniqueness of a sparsely-attended ballgame. And, if you have the time, doing so into the wee hours of the morning can be an absolute pleasure.

One thing the writer doesn’t entirely get to, but is a big part of this, is experiencing the delay itself. Obviously it’s a pain in many, many cases. But, on the right night, with nothing else to do, downtime at the ballpark can be incredibly peaceful. It’s good to sit back and take stock of what you’ve got going on every now and then. It’s good to find a pal at the ballpark and catch up. It’s good to watch that same Bugs Bunny cartoon every once in a while.

Now, on the off chance you’re stuck somewhere without much to do, here are some Pirates links:

  • Add this to the list of great work on Jameson Taillon’s cancer treatment and recovery.
  • Teammates are impressed with Josh Bell’s defensive improvement.
  • Felipe Rivero picked up his slider just last season from Gio Gonzalez.

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