Rain, OK, maybe the desert gets an occasional shower. Big-time rain, kinda rare. Hail threatening to place dents in cars, almost otherworldly.
But it happened –- well, maybe cars weren’t exactly in danger –- on Friday, it all coming down hard and long enough for the Dodgers’ game in Scottsdale, Ariz., against their good buddies, the Giants, to be rained out.
They had one out in the top of the second, the Dodgers leading the evil Black and Orange, 4-0, when the game was called. This following three rain delays.
Rainouts were the norm in the Cactus League on Friday, the only possible good news for fans being that anyone with a ticket stub to a rained-out game could use it to purchase a ticket for $5 to take in Friday night’s U.S.-Mexico game in the World Baseball Classic at Chase Field in Phoenix.