Rain in the forecast for Marlins-Braves game at Fort Bragg
FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) What's believed to be the first regular-season baseball game played at an active military installation could be a wet one.
Rain is in the forecast for Sunday night's game between the Miami Marlins and the Atlanta Braves, which is being held at the ballpark built at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, for the occasion. The National Weather Service says there's a 60 percent chance of rain, with showers and thunderstorms likely between noon and midnight.
Major League Baseball is staging the game at the sprawling U.S. Army post on the day before Independence Day as a thank-you to the armed forces. It has turned an overgrown golf course into a major league-ready field surrounded by a temporary 12,500-seat ballpark - a project that's costing MLB and the players' association roughly $5 million.