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Derek Jeter's final game at Yankee Stadium is in danger of never happening

It’ll be the end of the longest NYC goodbye for the Yankees captain. If it happens.

Rain cheque? Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez.
Rain cheque? Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez.

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL is worried that Derek Jeter’s final game at Yankee Stadium will be rained out and if that happens the game against the Baltimore Orioles will almost certainly never be played.

As of today, forecasts are calling for rain most of the day on Thursday and is not expected to stop until approximately 9:00pm in New York.

This is a huge problem for Major League Baseball and the thousands of fans that paid big money to see Derek Jeter’s final home game.

Normally a game that is rained out would just be made up later in the season. But with only three days left in the regular season there are no days to play a make-up game. In addition, the Orioles will be in the playoffs and it would not be fair to ask them to return to New York on Monday, the day before the playoffs begin.

At a press conference on Tuesday, commissioner Bud Selig admitted that he is concerned about the rain.

Ultimately, the Yankees will do whatever they can to play the game and will wait as long as possible before cancelling and sending people home. But it could be a long, wet night for those fans just looking for one last chance to see Jeter.

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