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Giants and Mariners will now play Wednesday and Thursday

The series was pushed back a day, and moved to Oracle Park.

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The San Francisco Giants and Seattle Mariners will now play each other on Wednesday and Thursday at Oracle Park in San Francisco. The teams were scheduled to play Tuesday and Wednesday at Safeco Field in Seattle, but horrible air quality in Seattle made it unsafe to play. So the teams headed to San Francisco, which doesn’t exactly have good air quality right now, but is certainly better than in the Pacific Northwest.

It wasn’t immediately clear if the teams would just push the series back a day, or play a Wednesday doubleheader. But with both teams having Thursday as a scheduled off day, it made sense to just move the series back a day. That’s doubly true since the teams don’t have far to travel for their Friday games (the Giants are set for a road series against the Oakland A’s, while the Mariners are scheduled to host the San Diego Padres, but will probably move the series to Southern California).

The Mariners will still be the home team for the games, even though they’re at San Francisco. The time of play has yet to be decided, but it will likely be Wednesday evening followed by a Thursday day game.

Update: Wednesday’s game will be at 6:45 p.m., and Thursday’s will be at 1:10 p.m.

Thursday was set to be the Giants final off day of the regular season, which wraps up on Sept. 27. With the teams now playing on Thursday, plus with the Giants needing to play a doubleheader against the Padres during the final series of the year, the Giants will finish off the season by playing 13 games in 12 days.

This postponement — which joins Giants postponements to protest the police shooting of Jacob Blake, and because of a false positive coronavirus test — is just another wild moment in a bizarro 2020 MLB season.

As with the previous things that caused postponed games, it’s also a reminder of how unimportant baseball is compared to the issues plaguing the state, country, and world right now.

Hope you all are safe and healthy.