"You guys have our home series, we'll take your home series", Ryan said. "They rejected that and didn't want to do that".
Rangers general manager Jon Daniels defended his team, saying that the possibility of gaining an extra home series did not influence his decision to hold on to the September showdown. They'd visit the Rangers in Arlington for this week's three-game set, and host the series originally scheduled to be played in Arlington on September 26.
Astros pitcher Lance McCullers harshly criticized the Rangers on Monday after Astros president Reid Ryan revealed that Texas was less than accommodating in rescheduling this week's series in Houston. They will now head to Florida, where the Astros will host "home" games far away from home, just like they did in the wake of Hurricane Ike in 2008 when they played two scheduled home games in Milwaukee.
"We were prepared to make the event all about hurricane relief and helping our neighbors", he said.
Hurricane Harvey: Turkish Airlines cancels flight to Houston
United has more than 4,000 weekly departures from IAH; Southwest has almost 900 weekly departures from HOU. Both major airports in Houston have been closed amid severe flooding blamed on Tropical Storm Harvey .
The Astros and Texas Rangers will play their next series at Tampa Bay's Tropicana Field after catastrophic flooding hit Houston from Hurricane Harvey. That's an inaccurate portrayal.We didn't feel it was right to give our fans 24 hours notice that their tickets in late September were now good this week.
The Astros are scheduled to host the New York Mets staring Friday in Houston, but that series may also be moved to Tropicana Field, housing the Astros in Tampa Bay through the end of the week. They were concerned simply switching the series would be unfair to their ticket holders.
The devastation from the storm could result in Major League Baseball moving the series to a neutral site rather than simply shifting the series to Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas, according to the Houston Chronicle.
Daniels said the site of a baseball game in light of the ongoing natural disaster was not the club's priority. "People have lost their homes, in some cases their lives".