Mother Nature could spoil exhibition game against Orioles at Harbor Park

Mother Nature could spoil exhibition game against Orioles at Harbor Park

Credit: Norfolk Tides

Orioles players and staff arrived in town Friday, ahead of Saturday's exhibition game, but Mother Nature may not cooperate.

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by Shelly Wilford, 13News Now

WVEC.com

Posted on March 28, 2014 at 12:12 PM

Updated Friday, Mar 28 at 12:12 PM

NORFOLK -- Orioles players and staff arrived in town Friday, ahead of Saturday's exhibition game against the Tides, but Mother Nature may not cooperate.

The Norfolk Tides have sold nearly 9,000 tickets for their exhibition game against the Baltimore Orioles at Harbor Park, Tides General Manager Joe Gregory told 13News Now.

The first pitch is scheduled for 3:05 p.m. Of course, that is weather permitting.

According to 13News Now Meteorologist Julie Wilcox, temperatures will be around 70 degrees and the likelihood of rain is 90 percent.



"Widespread rain arrives overnight and continues into Saturday.  A thunderstorm is possible during the afternoon tomorrow," Wilcox said. 

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Gregory said if the game is rained out, there is no make-up date scheduled. 

The Orioles have to get to Baltimore to prepare for their season opener against the Red Sox on Monday, according to Gregory.

The gates open for batting practice at 12:30 p.m. Saturday.

Tickets are available online at norfolktides.com, at the Harbor Park box office or by phone at 800-745-3000.
 

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