Rain delays are an unfortunate aspect of baseball life. For the most creative and dedicated athletes, it can also serve as a means to cross program bonding, dugout to dugout.
Case in point: These two New York teams, who took advantage of a a lengthy rain delay to engage in a spirited game of tic-tac-toe! One move at a time, played from one dugout across to the next.
The Rhinebeck player who receives the ball makes a strong play to all but ensure a cat’s game, which would be a reasonable result for such an off-the-cuff match.
The result of the eventual baseball game? That was less successful for Rhinebeck, which fell 10-4 to Saugerties.