The Royals played bad baseball and lost 7-3.
But, even worse, was the Royals' lack of state-of-the-art weather safety for their fans. Because the Royals have not traditionally done well in this regard, I kept my family informed and, as the rain moved in, they moved under cover. Here is the lightning "play-by-play:"
I knew the lightning was there because of new technology that reveals in-cloud, as opposed to cloud-to-ground, lightning. It uses the new GOES satellites. The image is below.
|Radar does NOT depict lightning. The display program I am using|
combines radar and cloud-to-ground lighting but no C-T-G
lightning was detected (blue rectangle).
Sure enough, minutes later, from Brandon inside the stadium.
It is long past time for every major league team and major college to employ a commercial weather company that has these state-of-the-art tools. Weather safety authority should be taken from the umpires and on-field officials and given to someone directly in touch with the weather experts.