Tuesday, October 28, 2008

World Series game delayed for first time ever

Monday night's World Series game 5 is the first game in over 120 World Series' played, where a game has been suspended due to the elements. The awful weather in Philadelphia played havoc with the field and caused the grounds crew to spread drying agent on the infield between innings and during pitching changes.
The game will pick up Tuesday night in the bottom of the 6th inning. Major League Baseball rules state that if 4 1/2 innings are played in a World Series game, that is enough time to make it official. The Philadelphia Phillies had a 2-1 lead after 4 1/2 and the rain was making the field unplayable. Major League Baseball and commissioner Bud Selig avoided another black eye for baseball when the Tampa Bay Rays scored a run in the top of the 6th to tie the game. Outstanding centerfielder B.J. Upton singled off Cole Hammels, and somehow managed to steal 2nd base on the sloppy, muddy Citizens Bank Ballpark infield. Carlos Pena got his 2nd base hit of the Series and Upton slip home safely to tie the game at 2.
Had that run not scored, the World Series would have ended with the Philadelphia Phillies as World Champions.
The weather for Tuesday looks even worse than it did on Monday with rain forecast all throughout the area. Game 5 is scheduled to resume Tuesday night at 8:00 pm ET (weather permitting).
We can hold off on the Philadelphia Phillies World Champions merchandse that will be available at http://www.khcsports.com/ for at least one moe day.

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