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Storm Approaching

A pretty large and messy storm system is working its way up the eastern seaboard and I would be surprised if tonight's game gets played here in D.C. based on the forecast. Calling off tonight's game, if it comes to that, would not be a big deal since it doesn't mean anything in the grand scheme outside of gate receipts and individual stats.

But the storm system is working its way up toward New York, which could create a major headache. The Mets are tied with the Brewers for the wild card and remain within striking distance of the division-leading Phillies. So the Mets/Marlins series this weekend is huge. If the weather turns out as bad as everyone fears, don't be surprised if the Marlins and Mets end up playing a doubleheader on Monday at Shea. Because these could be the last games ever played at Shea, I doubt they would consider trying to move the series to a neutral site, as MLB did when they had the Astros go to Milwaukee after Hurricane Ike, to avoid the potential of a scheduling logjam, particularly if the Mets have to play a tiebreaker before the start of the playoffs.