Nationals-Cardinals start delayed by weather
The start of the Washington Nationals at St. Louis Cardinals
game set for Tuesday night was delayed because of a severe storm
that set off a tornado siren.
The Cardinals made an announcement about 20 minutes before the
scheduled first pitch that it would not begin on time.
Heavy rain reached Busch Stadium about 20 minutes after the
scheduled 7:15 p.m. CST start. Hail came down so hard some small
cubes pounded through the roof and into a back aisle of the press
Thousands of fans stayed in their seats even after a tornado
warning siren sounded, then sprinted up the aisles to relative
Despite the forecast, the grounds crew watered the field right
before the storm’s anticipated arrival, then rolled out the
By 9 p.m., with rain still coming down, the temperature had
dropped about 20 degrees to 62.