It Looks Like Derek Jeter's Final Game At Yankee Stadium Will Get Rained Out And Never Rescheduled
Eric Goldschein 12:34 pm, September 24th, 2014
Thursday night, the Yankees will host the Orioles for their final 2014 regular season in New York. Barring an incredible, miraculous collapse by everyone they're chasing for a Wild Card spot, there will be no postseason for the Yankees, and that means tomorrow will be Derek Jeter's last game in pinstripes.
There's just one problem: It's looking increasingly like the game won't take place. Here's the weather forecast for Thursday, as of Wednesday afternoon, via weather.com:
Of course, forecasts are subject to change, but when there's a 100 percent chance of rain during the day and a 60 percent chance in the evening, with only a "partial" clearing late, it doesn't look good.
The problem with a rainout is that neither the Orioles nor the Yankees have another day off until the end of the season on Sunday. And unless Baltimore needs another game to figure out seeding for the playoffs (they're currently 2.5 games back of the Angels for the league's best record), they won't come back to the Bronx and both teams will finish the year having played 161 games.
Considering Jeter has already had something of a final ceremony (Sept. 7 at the Stadium was "Derek Jeter Day"), not to mention a plethora of celebrations throughout the season, whether or not he gets a final, final, FINAL goodbye seems irrelevant. But don't tell that to the people that are shelling out $845, on average, for a ticket to that game. Can we interest you in dropping over $15,000 for some?