Do not assume that your game is rained out, or that the park is closed, unless you receive information from a reliable source. Your neighbor's game on Field 4 might be canceled due to wet fields, but your game on Field 2 might be right on time.
Note: The rainout line is updated only for each new rainout. Please be sure to listen to the entire message noting the date of the rainout message. If the rainout message is from a prior date this means that the current day games have not yet been rained out or canceled.
Rules Regarding Rainouts:
If a game is called due to rain or other acts of God and cannot be resumed, it is a regulation game if: In a seven (7) inning game, four (4) innings have been completed or if the home team has not scored more runs in three and one-half (3 1/2) innings than the visiting team has scored in four (4) complete innings or if the home team scores one or more runs in its half of the fourth inning to tie the score. If a game has progressed beyond the 4th inning and is called due to rain or other acts of God and cannot be resumed, the score will revert back to the previous completed inning.
The Home Association may postpone a game due to inclement weather prior to the game. In this event, the home team manager shall notify the visiting manager as early as possible. All other game stoppages due to weather conditions shall result in the game being delayed by the Umpire-in-Chief on the field of play, and ONLY the Home Association's Board Member on duty has the authority to officially postpone the game. Players, managers, and coaches must report to the field of play to receive the official confirmation of a game postponed by the Umpire-in-Chief. Failure to so report will result in a forfeit being declared.
Section 5.24 - Rainout Rescheduling
The home team must contact the visitor by email within 7 days of the rainout and offer two dates. The visiting team must respond within 9 days of the rainout to the 2 dates offered. Even with conflicts the game must be rescheduled within 14 days of the rainout. That does not mean played within 14 days just rescheduled for a later date. If neither team initiates a reschedule within the 14 day time frame, the game with go down as a Forfeit for BOTH teams. A forfeit shall be recorded with a score of 7-0.
If one team is at fault for the game not being re-scheduled in the 2 week period, that team will receive the forfeit. This will be determined by email dates and times. A forfeit shall be recorded with a score of 7-0.
Rain-out Line Phone Number
Manchester Athletic Association