Can you explain how long or
apparently if the game was started by 10:00
was as late as you were ready to go?
JIMMIE LEE SOLOMON:
We didn't have
a definite time, but it became apparent the front
was not going to move through. We anticipated
the front going through earlier, as early as 8:00,
being clear and no rain behind it, so we waited.
Then it was 8:30, then it was 8:45 and then it was
9:00. It stalled in front of us.
There was no magic time to it, but after a
time it was apparent we couldn't get started.
At this point, what are your
forecasters telling you about the next two
JIMMIE LEE SOLOMON: Well, they're
going to be dicey. Tomorrow there is about a 70
percent chance of rain tomorrow. It's going to be
light rain. We don't know whether or not that rain
will linger, like it did tonight. We are hopeful that it
moves straight on through.
Unfortunately Friday's forecast is pretty
bad, also. We could get a soaking as much as two
or two and a half inches, they say. We're hopeful
that some of those turn around and don't come
If the rain continues, is it possible to
wait until Saturday or Sunday, when the
forecast is supposed to be better?
JIMMIE LEE SOLOMON: That would be
an unfortunate circumstance for us, but if we had
to we probably would.
Take us through the timetable again
of how this all happened and the
decision-making process, some of us who
came in here late.
JIMMIE LEE SOLOMON: What
happened was we knew that the light rain that we
were experiencing earlier before the game started
was going to continue. And then we thought that a
heavier band would come through, probably
between 6:30 and 7:00. It did get steady -- the rain
became steady and heavier. Then we were told
that band would last, though, until about 8 or so,
8:15, then it would be clear for the rest of the
So we waited until then, hoping that that
front would go through. Unfortunately what
happened was it stalled in front of us. The wind,
as you could see, stopped blowing and it stalled. It
never moved. And as you can see it's still raining
We've had some question about
what the ticket policy is going to be.
JIMMIE LEE SOLOMON: What's been
determined at this point is that the tickets for
tonight's game are going to be good for Friday.
And so the tickets for tomorrow's game will be
good for tomorrow. Game 5 tickets will be for
tomorrow. And Game 4 tickets will be for Friday.
And just going forward, the off day
is gone, and you'll pick up Saturday and
Sunday, if necessary?
JIMMIE LEE SOLOMON: That has not
been determined exactly how they'll handle that,
but that could happen. I'm not going to make a
decision on that, because I hopefully won't have to
worry about that day being gone.
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