Not much activity at Steinbrenner Field today, as rain got in the way of the much-anticipated return of Eric Hinske. Joe Girardi said, “we all get to go to bed a little earlier than we thought” and that’s probably a good thing, especially with the long ride across the state set for early tomorrow morning. Weather-permitting, another dramatic reunion will occur in Melbourne, as the Yankees will get to see old friends like Chien-Ming Wang and Brian Bruney.
Word is that rain is in the forecast for the east coast of Florida tomorrow, and the Yankees are expecting to hear something from the Nationals by 7:30 a.m. if the game is going to be canceled. If you’re planning to go to the game, check the blog early and often and I’m sure Chad – welcome back! – will be updating.
As for those folks who sat around in the rain (or never came out in the first place), here’s the ticket information on the rainout, via the Yankees. My understanding is that this game will NOT be rescheduled:
Season & Group Ticket Holders – If the game is rescheduled, the tickets for the rained out game can be used for the rescheduled game. In the event that the game is not rescheduled, the rained out game tickets will automatically be credited to the season ticket holder’s account. Group tickets will be refunded directly to the Group Leader. The tickets have no cash value and are null and void.
Tickets Purchased through Ticketmaster – If the game is rescheduled, the tickets for the rained out game can be used for the rescheduled game. In the event that the game is not rescheduled, a complete refund may be obtained by returning tickets to the original point of purchase. Ticketmaster, Internet and telephone orders will automatically be credited back to the purchaser’s credit card. Call the Ticketmaster Customer Service extension at 800-745-3000 for more information.
Tickets purchased at the Steinbrenner Field Box Office (1 Steinbrenner Drive, Tampa, FL 33614) – If the game is rescheduled, the tickets for the rained out game can be used for the rescheduled game. In the event the game is not rescheduled, a complete refund may be obtained by returning the tickets to the STEINBRENNER FIELD BOX OFFICE on any NON-game day from 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. or by mailing the tickets to the Steinbrenner Field Ticket Office at the address below. When mailing in canceled game tickets, please include your name, address, day and evening phone numbers and e-mail address. The New York Yankees recommend using a traceable source when sending your tickets back (e.g., certified mail). Please remember that your tickets have a cash value and should be treated as such. The New York Yankees Ticket Department is not responsible for tickets lost or destroyed via mail. Tickets purchased via credit card, which are returned by mail, must be accompanied with the credit card information in order to obtain a refund.