Kolakowski: Hurricane Harvey is bigger than baseball

Kolakowski: Hurricane Harvey is bigger than baseball

Hurricane Harvey's devastation in the Houston and Southeast Texas area is a reminder that sports is trivial entertainment that should not be place on a pedestal. While Minute Maid Park, the Astros' home ballpark, is in good condition, the city of Houston can not support their team at this time.

Reid Ryan, president of the Houston Astros, indicated that the Rangers decided not to trade series locations.

Despite a published report that indicated a decision on the Mets series was final, Ryan stopped short of announcing the Astros' plans past the Rangers series. With the team reeling from a storm that's ravaged their home city-killing at least eight people, displacing thousands more and making professional baseball in town untenable for the time being-they reached out to their opponent and asked to swap this home series for an away one next month. They did not want to agree to a schedule change that would have left them with a 12-game trip at the end of the season.

The Rangers proposed playing this week's series in Arlington with the Astros getting the profits as "home" team while using the series to jointly raise funds for relief efforts, according to Daniels.

FCS heavyweights Sam Houston State and Richmond will play on Friday, Sept. 1 in Waco, TX, on the home field of Baylor University.

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Daniels also noted that a previous precedent was set in 2015 when riots forced a series between the Orioles and Rays to be moved to Tampa Bay due to riots in the city following the funeral of Freddie Gray, who died April 19 from a severe spinal cord injury while in the custody of Baltimore Police.

"The bigger issue, really the only issue, is what's going on in South Texas right now", Daniels told the Star-Tribune. The Rangers' refusal to co-operate means that the teams will play their series in Tampa Bay's Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. The Astros hoped to simply move this week's games to Arlington, and then move some Arlington-scheduled games in September to Houston.

But while the two sides eventually came to a resolution, many observers were decidedly unhappy with the Rangers' refusal to allow the September series to be played in Houston.

St. Petersburg's Tropicana Field is hosting the series that started on Tuesday night. That's likely to be the site of the Astros' three-game weekend series against the New York Mets, too. As people return to their homes over the next few days, baseball will be there help you get through the tough time. The total $2 million contribution will support first response efforts by the American Red Cross, Salvation Army and the United Way of Greater Houston.

Rice's football team, which began the season with a loss to Stanford in Australia, flew back to Dallas instead of all the way home to Houston.