Brooklyn Councilman Justin Brannan's suggestion that Major League Baseball implements a new policy requiring umpires to call games once rain delays reach more than 1 hour past the scheduled first pitch struck out with MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred.
Manfred, who was quoted in the New York Post said, "The challenge that we face in scheduling and rescheduling is fitting each club's 162 games into a span of 186 days, affording very few mutual off days for makeup games."
The Commissioner added, "We have a strong desire to play games as scheduled in order to complete our season on time and limit the demanding travel often associated with makeup games. For those reasons and others, a one-hour maximum rain delay before a postponement is impractical."
Councilman Brannans office is currently checking to see if the City Council has any legal right to require MLB to make its rain delay policy more fan friendly.
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