Crowdsourcing: Weather for Strasburg’s Season Debut

Stephen Strasburg is scheduled to make his season debut tonight in Washington, DC, but it’s possible that inclement weather will postpone the game and, subsequently, Strasburg’s first appearance of the year.

Using “instruments” and “data,” the National Weather Service has forecasted things like “flash floods” and “a 100% chance of precipitation” for DC tonight.

That’s one perspective, sure. What does the Wisdom of the Crowds — i.e. the One True Authority — tell us, though? The NotGraphs Department of Matters Entirely Scientific is apparently the only institution forward-thinking enough to facilitate such an endeavor.

Which, you’re welcome, Whole World:

Best of Other (updated at discretion of author):
• A vale of tears.
• Meteorology is a fraud perpetrated upon us, the same as alchemy and phrenology.
• Raining men. Hallelujah!
• Probably what the frigging National Weather Service said, you sultry thing.

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8 Responses to “Crowdsourcing: Weather for Strasburg’s Season Debut”

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  1. TheYellowSlant says:

    I have tickets to go tonight, so in order to make sure I don’t have nice things, what do you think is going to happen? *cries*

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    • gu03alum says:

      I do too. I’m so irritated. The worst part is that the Nationals will probably wait until game time to announce that the game has been canceled. So instead of going home, I’ll sit in the Ugly Mug for 3 hours and drink beer for no reason when I could have been spending time with the family. Actually, I guess that’s win win.

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  2. Dara says:

    What, no earthquake jokes? (And, at least for the DC residents among us, no Congress-is-back-in-session jokes?)

    Also, +1 to the miserable souls above. I also have tickets and have been trying to restrain my excitement-and-inevitable-disappointment. And failing.

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  3. Santos says:

    Unfair poll. How are we supposed to NOT vote for the one that calls you an a-hole?

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  4. scout1222 says:

    I’m pissed I didn’t think of the raining men option.

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  5. gu03alum says:

    The weather was perfect. It started raining really hard when Strasburg had already left the game giving me the perfect excuse to leave early. Also, I didn’t get stabbed by a Dodger fan!

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