The Marlins are cursed when it comes to U2.
Not only did Florida have to move a home series with the Mariners to Seattle this weekend (allowing Mariner fans to see Felix Hernandez bat in Safeco Field, as the series was played under NL rules) to allow U2 time to prepare with its extensive stage, but U2 came close to affecting Florida's series in Oakland on Tuesday, the Palm Beach Post notes.
U2 played a concert on June 7 in Oakland, which required the field to be re-sodded. Heavy rains pounded the area Tuesday, causing a mess with the sod which has yet to root properly. While Florida and Oakland were able to start their game at 11:15, the game was almost canceled thanks to the sod.
"U2 hates us. Bono's against us, too," catcher John Buck said, laughing. "What is the world coming to?'
Pitcher Brian Sanchez, meanwhile, had a great idea for how U2 can make up for the inconvenience.
"I think Bono should give us free passes to one of his concerts in everybody's respective hometowns wherever he comes through in the offseason."For more baseball news, rumors and analysis, follow @cbssportsmlb on Twitter or subscribe to the RSS feed.