28 October 2008 by Published in: General musings 4 comments

Last night’s game 5 of the World Series was the sports equivalent of needing a cold shower. The game started in a fine mist, and the weather steadily and progressively deteriorated as the game went on. By the sixth inning, the field was a soggy mess, and it was unplayable. It was also about 40 degrees, with whipping winds. Consequently, the game was suspended with the score 2-2 at the end of the top of the sixth inning. The weather in Philly is supposed to be just as bad today, if not worse.

The game never should have been started. It was unfair to both teams, and it would have been unfair and unfulfilling for the game to be rain-shortened and for the Phillies to win the World Series that way.

I remain convinced the Commissioner Bud Selig is a complete idiot and that he allowed Fox Sports to push the game into going forward when anyone with the ability to read a weather radar could see that it was bad and would get worse, not better. As Bugs Bunny would say, “what a maroon!”

To say that was frustrating does not do it justice.

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  1. Tue 28th Oct 2008 at 10:40 am

    Eric, I was also bothered by the turn of events.

    However the MLB officials followed protocol. I will say that I was equally bothered by the 2-hour press conference over on ESPN news. The questions were laughable at times. It rained! End of story.

    Hmmm, I see a new passage to our book project. 🙂
    Once again, Bud spells mud backwards. BTW: I did a ‘fair’ bio on him for BA that you might enjoy:


  2. Ken Noe
    Tue 28th Oct 2008 at 10:46 am


    Maybe the next commissioner will be better than the disaster we have now. Jon Heyman at Sports Illustrated suggested the other day that the owners previously had targeted W, but are having second thoughts after the recent economic downturn.


  3. Tue 28th Oct 2008 at 7:43 pm

    Not to defend Selig at all, but did he really have a choice??

  4. Mike Maude
    Wed 29th Oct 2008 at 11:36 pm

    Not really a Phillies fan, but a tremendous Jamie Moyer fan. Great to see such a gentleman finally recieve a well-deserved ring.

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