When I woke up today, it was cloudy but they didn’t expect too much rain. They expected a lot of rain to fall tomorrow. But as soon as we got to Shea Stadium, it started drizzling a little bit. And then about 15 minutes after I got here, we went out to the dugout and it was just pouring. We had a lot of people saying that there might be a window between 8-10 p.m. ET, but we might not play at all.
Like any team during a rain delay, we just sat around and talked a little bit. We had meetings and things like that. You could also go hit in the batting cage. It’s hard for guys to throw outside. It’s just one of those days. We sat around and hoped the rain would go away, but it didn’t happen. So we’ll start the series tomorrow. It will be the same lineups, same pitchers, but just pushed back another day.
It’s a mixed mood when you’re waiting. It’s both anxious and loose. We want to start this series already, but we’re definitely loose. A lot of guys had their game faces on, ready to play, but the rain stopped us from playing. What can you do? It’s just Mother Nature. You can’t control her. So we’re going to go home, have some dinner, go to bed early and get ready for tomorrow.
I stayed with my family last night, so I have my uncle’s car while I’m here. So I wasn’t on the team bus this afternoon when it was delayed so badly. I know a couple of shortcuts, so I got here in 45 minutes, even with the traffic. The bus took like two hours with the traffic. You know New York City traffic is one of the worst — here and L.A. are the worst.
I really didn’t talk to the guys much about the bus ride. They just said there was bad traffic. A couple of them were asleep on the bus, some were calling people. It was a bad ride altogether.