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No Game 5 of World Series tonight, but there is Game 1 of Lakers season

October 28, 2008 |  6:30 pm

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In case you missed the announcement about eight hours ago, there is no World Series, Game 5, Part 2, Chapter 6 tonight, as MLB had been hoping.

Rain, rain, rain. Imagine that. Late October, Pennsylvania and it's raining. I suppose it's lucky they aren't getting snowed on with some freak pre-winter storm, though weather.com's forecast mentions rain and snow showers over Philadelphia.

Since my dad was born and raised in Hazleton (yes, Joe Maddon's hometown) and used to visit often from his home here in L.A.,  I know Pennsylvania weather pretty well.

Some L.A. baseball fans might take solace in the fact that the Lakers open their season tonight at Staples at 7:30 (on TNT). Look for live updates on latimes.com, or come here and we'll take you there in one click as they come in.

The forecast is looking less wet Wednesday night, so the Series is likely to resume then.

On Monday, Game 5 was suspended, with the score tied, 2-2, and the Phillies coming to bat in the bottom of the sixth inning. The Phillies lead the Series, three games to one. If the Tampa Bay Rays win Game 5, the Series would return to Florida.

-- Debbie Goffa

Photo: A man walks past a rain covered window at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia today. Credit: Mark Duncan / Associated Press

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