Rangers GM responds to criticism over not switching series with Astros

But because the series wouldn't start until Sunday and a game would have to be played on Monday, Tampa Bay and Atlanta had to be ignored as the Braves and Rays were going to be playing in their stadiums starting that Monday. "Never in a million years would I have thought that we'd be playing outside of Minute Maid Park, where we have a retractable roof for that very reason, which means that the flooding has been nearly biblical". Each of the Astros' games this week will be televised by AT&T SportsNet Southwest and aired on the radio on 790 AM.

The Astros and Rangers announced prior to Tuesday's game that proceeds would go toward Harvey relief efforts. Instead, they wanted to play all six games in Arlington.

The Astros diverted from Anaheim, where they played the Los Angeles Angels over the weekend, to Dallas overnight. The Rangers wanted that we play three games this week at home, but they do not wish to exchange a series with us. It would have been simple to swap a September series between the teams in Arlington, Texas, with the series in Houston, but the Rangers refused, according to Astros President Reid Ryan, a decision that sparked a backlash.

To read this article in one of Houston's most-spoken languages, click on the button below. "We are extremely grateful to the Tampa Bay Rays organization for allowing us to use their facility. In the meantime, our thoughts and prayers are with all of those affected by the Hurricane".

"Everybody in the country supports them, and whether you're going to a sporting event or donating to the Red Cross, like we did today as well, our heart goes out to them", said Randy Carpenter, who drove to the game from Orlando with his two young sons.

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"We expect to have an update at some point today", Major League Baseball spokesman Michael Teevan said in an email to the Houston Chronicle on Monday morning. "We were willing to play this series anywhere the Astros and Major League Baseball wanted, including here in Arlington". Yeah, it could happen.

In recent days, Hurricane Harvey has had a tremendous impact on south Texas. But the Rangers would have kept their September home series.

"We didn't feel it was right to give our fans 24 hours' notice that their tickets in late September were now good this week", Rangers general manager Jon Daniels told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. The Astros declined that alternative. It would set up a somber parallel to last season, when the Mets were the first team to play the Marlins after the death of Jose Fernandez. "We had to look at our players' best interest and we had to look at the integrity of the schedule".

The Astros will be considered the home team in each series.

Rain from Harvey also might have threatened games in Arlington. "I say that cringing, honestly, because it pales in comparison to the true-life challenges that people are facing (in Houston) this week". Unlike the 2008 Astros team, the outcome of these games should not derail the season. The Rangers could have made sure they did not lose three chances to see the Astros.

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