Rain delays suck. Fans get bored, writers get restless, and baseball players ... well, when they get bored, they get creative, and fun things happen — like with Justin Verlander during the Tigers’ rain delayed game on Wednesday in Chicago.
The worst part about this rain delay is there isn’t actually any rain. All it took was the threat of a fast-moving storm for umpires at U.S. Cellular Field to call a delay. The tarp didn’t even go on the field, the hard rain never arrived, and in all, 40 minutes was wasted.