This Is How Phillies Pitchers Spent Sunday’s Rain Delay

During a 99-minute rain delay in Sunday's 8-2 loss to Atlanta, the Phillies played bocce — or a reasonable facsimile of it, at least.

During the 99-minute rain delay in yesterday’s 8-2 loss in Atlanta, the Phillies bullpen passed the time by playing bocce. These rules wouldn’t pass muster with an official for Major League Bocce, but it’s good enough. The game actually appears to be some sort of combination game of bocce, horseshoes and, I dunno, a close-to-the-pin challenge.

The Phillies are all pretty close to the palina here, which is good in case rolling the ball to a teammate ever becomes crucial this year.

[via Deadspin]