Mets owner Steve Cohen issued an apology to the Miami Marlins after their game on Tuesday was postponed due to poor field conditions at Citi Field. The Marlins were reportedly “furious” about the decision, as they felt the field was playable. Here are the key points:
Mets Owner Apologizes to Marlins for Postponed Game
The Miami Marlins were left fuming after Tuesday’s game against the New York Mets was postponed due to poor field conditions. As mentioned in a news article on Marlins officials, the Mets’ grounds crew failed to cover the infield during a rainy period, leading to water damage. Despite efforts to make the field playable, it was deemed unsafe for the players. Mets owner Steve Cohen took to social media to apologize for the incident. The Marlins, who control their own destiny in the NL playoff picture, were hoping to play and secure their spot.
The Marlins’ Frustration and the Field Conditions
The Marlins’ frustration over the postponed game stemmed from their belief that the field was playable. They were reportedly “furious” about the decision. The Mets’ grounds crew did not cover the infield during a period of rain, resulting in water getting under the tarp and creating a messy playing surface. Despite efforts to dry the field, it was determined to be unsafe for the players. Both teams and the commissioner’s office agreed to postpone the game for player safety and the importance of the match.
Benefiting from the Postponement
The Marlins ended up benefiting from the postponed game, as the Chicago Cubs blew a 6-0 lead in another game. This turn of events worked in favor of the Marlins, who now control their own destiny in the NL playoff picture. The Marlins’ hitting coach, Brant Brown, was involved in a similar play during his time as a Cubs player, which brought back memories for many Cubs fans. The outcome of Tuesday’s games has added significance to the Marlins’ season as they push for a playoff spot.