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!