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Fenway Park fans make the most of their time during a long rain delay in opener of doubleheader

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This was Deb Rouin’s vacation week, and she had tickets to the Red Sox game.

The Beverly resident, who works in marketing, attends only a handful of games each year. So when umpires halted play because of rain at 2:58 p.m. — in the bottom of the fifth inning in Game 1 of Boston’s the Red Sox’ doubleheader with Tampa Bay on Tuesday — she begged her husband to stay.

“Oh, I begged,” Rouin said.

Her husband, Mike, rolled his eyes. “I had no choice.”

Three hours, two ponchos, and a $100 concession bill later, there they were: The Rouins, still standing in the Fenway Park concourse.

“And aren’t you glad we stayed?” Deb Rouin said, grinning and nudging her husband.

They weren’t the majority.

A 2-hour and 59-minute rain delay interrupted Tuesday’s early game, already a makeup from an April 12 rainout.

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