Originally Posted by Yachtzee
This is why they play night games. I wonder if the team had thought about moving the start time back to the the evening to let the temperature cool. Maybe MLB should look into recommeding that teams do that for day games where the temperature goes above a certain level. It's not like there are still ballparks without lights.
Actually, they play night games so more people can go to the games. But it is tough to reschedule some of these day games because a lot of these are getaway days for one or both teams. Let's say the Reds are playing the Marlins in Miami and it's an afternoon game. The next day is an afternoon game in Chicago. You switch that FLA game to a night game and the Reds won't be getting into CHI till 2-3 in the morning. Then they have to be at the park a couple 3 hours before the game.
It gets hot in the summer. It's always hot in the summer. It's unfortunate that woman died but she could have just as easy died from going to a park or doing some other sort of outside activity. It wasn't the fact it was a baseball game that killed her, it was the weather.