This is what happens when you mess with the baseball gods.
Every June, two major league teams forget about the regular season for an afternoon and play the annual Hall of Fame Game at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown, N.Y. Legend has it, of course, that baseball was invented on that very plot of land in the mid-19th century. What sits there now—an intimate little stadium with a few bleachers and no luxury boxes—should be on the Bucket List of every true fan. Even if you don’t visit the Hall next door, the park alone is worth the trip.
Back in January, however, wise old Bud Selig decided that the Hall of Fame Game should be scrapped. Scheduling problems, the league said. The final installment, Padres vs. Cubs, would have been played today, if not for the heavy rain that just wouldn’t let up.
You still have a chance to do the right thing, Bud. Reschedule the game—and keep it an annual affair.