Originally posted on Fox Sports Florida  |  Last updated 6/23/12
Once again, the Philadelphia Phillies and Tampa Bay Rays are hoping to play baseball after a rainy night at Citizens Bank Park. The stakes are far lower this time, and the Phillies have altered their pitching plans for Saturday's opener of this three-game set in the Rays' first visit to Philadelphia since the 2008 World Series. Friday's scheduled opener was finally postponed after these teams sat through a 2-hour, 48-minute rain delay. It brought back memories of the World Series four years ago, when the Phillies' clinching victory in Game 5 had to be completed two days after it began. "It seems like there's always a strange occurrence when we come here," Rays manager Joe Maddon said. "It's uncanny." The situation was different this time since the teams never took the field. They will play a day-night doubleheader Sunday. "(Umpire) Jim Joyce did the right thing," Maddon said. "We would've preferred to get the game in, but it wasn't going to happen." Philadelphia (33-38) was se...
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