For the first time this season, the Dodgers could see October. The Chicago Cubs could see October from the day they reported to spring training. The Washington Nationals could see it in April, when they won nine of their first 10 games and Daniel Murphy emerged as Babe Ruth for a new millennium.
Heavy rainfall in Sydney over 12 hours into early Thursday morning forced changes to the practice schedules for California and Hawaii just two days away from their college football season-opener at the Olympic stadium.
Both teams were scheduled to hold open practice sessions at the stadium in western Sydney on Thursday, but falls of up 50 to 100 millimeters of rain (one to two inches) late Wednesday and overnight forced organizers to keep the players off the turf.
Hawaii was given a chance to practice at the University of New South Wales but because it was about an hour away toward the city and into busy traffic, decided to cancel their practice session and did a walk-through later in the day in preparation for Saturday's game.