Saturday, October 25, 2008

So it's late, so what

Normally I’d rail about the stupidity of Major League Baseball for allowing a game to be played after a long rain delay, but I won’t now, and here’s why:

It was only a 1 hour, 31 minute rain delay.

First pitch wasn’t until 10:06 p.m., and that sounds awfully late to start a baseball game, but the game was starting late anyway, because heaven forbid they start a World Series game in the afternoon or late-afternoon.

The fans here at Citizens Bank Park didn’t seem to mind the delay. Some sat in the rain, while most stood in the concourses, drinking beer, watching the Penn State-Ohio State game on TV monitors and pretty much enjoying the fact their Phillies were in the World Series.

It’s not raining now.

A little chilly and breezy, but the fans are having a good time, waving their white towels and chanting “Eeeva, Eeeva,” every time Rays third baseman Evan Longoria comes to bat.

The playing field appears excellent.

And it’s Game 3 of the World Series.

So, play ball.

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