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Rangers hope they're ready for the St. Louis cold

Posted on: October 18, 2011 7:21 pm
ST. LOUIS -- When the Rangers played in Detroit in early April 2009, the game-time temperatures were in the low 50s.

"Super super cold," Elvis Andrus remembers.

When the Rangers open the World Series Wednesday night at Busch Stadium, the temperature is expected to be in the high 40s.

For a Venezuelan-born shortstop and his Texas teammates, super super cold.

"It's super cold already for me," Andrus said Tuesday, when the Rangers worked out in preparation for the World Series. "I don't like weather like that. But I'll put baby oil and red hot on my legs."

This week is much colder than last week in St. Louis, but you could say it's just normal World Series weather. The game-time temperatures for the three Cardinals home games in the 2006 World Series were 43, 53 and 47 degrees. Game-time temperatures were in the 40s for the 1987 World Series in St. Louis, too.

"I'm wearing everything," Rangers reliever Mike Adams said. "Leggings, long sleeves, a beanie, up until the time I get loose."


Since: Mar 19, 2008
Posted on: October 19, 2011 3:13 pm

Rangers hope they're ready for the St. Louis cold

This is exactly why the regular season needs to be shortened, to limit the chance of cold temps at game time. You go to football games expecting cold, not baseball games. They should drop the regular season back to 154.

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