Monday, August 21, 2006

Catfish game in Rome suspended; Columbus ballpark damaged

The Columbus Catfish were up 5-0 in the 5th inning, just one out shy of it being an official game, when lightning came to Rome, GA. As a result, the game between the Columbus Catfish and the Rome Braves has been suspended.

On Sunday, the Catfish beat Rome when the game was called after 5 complete innings because of rain. Tonight, they couldn't get 5 innings completed before the weather forced a stop.

The game will resume in the bottom of the 5th at 6:00 PM Tuesday, and the remainder of the 9-inning contest will be played. It will be followed by a 7-inning game.

When the Catfish return home from their short road trip up to Rome, they'll have another issue to contend with. While heavy rains interferred with the game in Rome, heavy winds were wreaking havoc on Golden Park in Columbus.

The center field wall collapsed, and damage was done to the pressbox, the scoreboard, the billboards, and a light tower. Additionally, there was damage to the playing field.

The plan is for a temporary fence to be erected in center field in time for Thursday night's homestand opener. If everything is repaired sufficiently by Thursday, the Catfish' final homestand of the year will take place with several promotions that have been delayed by weather rescheduled for this week.


  1. Holy crap! That park got tore up!

  2. Yeah, it did. They have had so many issues with the ballpark of late ... well, I hate to think what could happen next.

  3. about destruction. Not a nice thing to come home to, for sure.

  4. Yak: Yeah, the trials of minor league baseball. Someday, the players are going to look back on this season and laugh.

    rightwingprof: ha ha ha.

  5. Makes one start to wonder if it is just simply not meant to be..that is, finishing the season. It's a soap opera down there.

  6. Like sands through the hourglass...

  7. Someone seems to be working against honoring you! hehe What about Fri nite? Still on? Tuff break about the ballfield!


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