Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Rain Suspends World Series Game #5

What started out as an innocent drizzle became a healthy monsoon by the middle innings of game five in the City of Brotherly Love Monday night. Here's what the commisioner of baseball, Bud Selig (yes, he's still hanging on!) had to say...

“The game would have been in a rain delay until weather conditions allowed us to continue, and that would have been 24 hours or 48 hours or who knows,” Selig said. “I was not going to allow that to happen. We’ll stay here if we have to celebrate Thanksgiving here,” Selig said.

Peter here, and Happy Thankgiving, Bud. It was a necessary evil to stop the game when it was. Players' health was the main concern. I should have checked the weather more carefully before writing my last post, which guaranteed a Philadelphia win and a World Championship. Oh well, they'll get those Rays today, WEATHER PERMITTING. There is a low pressure system off the east coast of America and as it pulls away from the mid-Atlantic states and heads towards Southern New England, the winds will become downright strong from the northwest in the greater Philly area. So if the rain won't get them tonight, the wind will wreak havoc on any ball hit in the air. But such is baseball without a dome sheltering everyone inside, the way it was meant to be played. The game will resume at 8:35 pm EDT tonight at the point where it was stopped, televised to the nation on FOX and FOXHD. Enjoy!

That's it for today, for now. If you'd like, simply click on this post's title for the Boston Red Sox homepage, with news of the World Series game #5 suspension and everything Red Sox, including our Hank Aaron award winner, the honorable Kevin Youkilis. As always, BE WELL. If you're near Hartford tonight around seven, Mary Ann Tirone Smith and her son, Jere Smith, the writer of a great blog named Red Sox Fan In Pinstripe Territory (on my link list, near the top), will be at the West Hartford Public Library at 7pm. Get there early...seating is limited. As John Lennon said, long ago, "a good time is guaranteed for all." And I guarantee you'll have a good time when you read their book, DIRTY WATER : A RED SOX MYSTERY. I loved it!

7 Comments:

At 10/28/2008 9:39 AM, Blogger Rooster said...

Peter,

I am fuming about how foolish that was last night.

If Bud is so willing to wait until Thanksgiving if they have to, why didn't they just hold off on last night's game a day or two?

He's just trying to sound like he's in control now that he screwed it up. Now, the Phil's go without their ace, lowering their odss, and putting a home clinch at higher risk.

Just wrong.

 
At 10/28/2008 2:06 PM, Blogger Michael Leggett said...

Thank You o Used Car Salesman for this debacle:

Peter? You've just made my NY Area Yankee Hater A List;

Check it out.

 
At 10/29/2008 5:43 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

I will, Mike, immediately. And Rooster, sometimes it seems Bud Seliog has his head up his ass. He's getting pretty good at it! Practice makes perfect, I guess......

 
At 10/29/2008 10:40 AM, Blogger Bosox Fan in Wichita said...

Gosh, to an outsider, it seemed like they were trying to get the game in as scheduled, but the weather wouldn't cooperate. Once the game was suspended, which seemed to be the right call considering the dangerous conditions, what else could be done other than wait for "good weather" to finish the game? Call it a tie and go on to game six?

 
At 10/29/2008 11:03 AM, Blogger Rooster said...

BFW - personally, I think that they did the right thing when it got to the point of having to suspend it. What I hate is that they bothered trying to start the game in the first place. Everyone knew the weather was going to be terrible. If they can wait until Thanksgiving (as Bud said), then why didn't they just decide that Game 5 would be postponed until the weather cleared? Simply start the game on Wednesday (or Thursday if needed) and have it be enjoyable for all. The reason they didn't was network pressures (aka, Money).

That is what is so irritating.

 
At 10/29/2008 1:11 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

Wow...great comments...

I still think that Mr. Selig is a little brain-razzled....they NEVER should have started the game to begin with. I AGREE.

Thanks, BFW and Rooster.

 
At 10/29/2008 1:12 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

Rooster, I will try to comment on "Rational" right now...if I can't, it's just my computer. Promise......

 

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