• WasWatching.com Water Cooler Talk 10/28/08

    Posted by on October 28th, 2008 · Comments (11)

    Feel free to use this post as a place for you to comment on anything Yankees-related (or within reach of tagging the bag of being Yankees-related on a decent slide) today. It could be a casual conversation offering, or, something you saw in the news, or something very detailed that you want to share that’s within the territory of Yankeeland.

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    P.S. – if you want to discuss Game 5 of the 2008 World Series, as a special treat, here – that’s O.K., today, too.

    Comments on WasWatching.com Water Cooler Talk 10/28/08

    1. antone
      October 28th, 2008 | 7:17 am

      AKA Game 4 and 2/3rds

    2. October 28th, 2008 | 7:48 am

      In my 35 years of watching World Series, I don’t think I’ve ever seen them play in conditions as bad as that 6th inning. Man, that was ugly rain, wind, and flooding.

    3. Corey
      October 28th, 2008 | 9:16 am

      If they didn’t change the rules this year, the Phillies would have won the world series. That finish would have been baaaaaaaaaad news for baseball

    4. antone
      October 28th, 2008 | 9:35 am

      I don’t think there’s any way they would have let that happen…the public and media would have went nuts, except for Philly fans. Baseball has enough bad press as it is.

    5. MJ
      October 28th, 2008 | 9:53 am

      Tampa just got the halt in momentum they needed to come back and give the Phillies a fight for the WS.

      As someone rooting for the Phils this October, I’m definitely nervous now. That being said, I agree that you couldn’t call the game after 6 innings. If the Phils want to win the title, they’ve got to earn it by getting 27 outs.

      Hopefully they can do it.

    6. Tresh Fan
      October 28th, 2008 | 10:08 am

      In my 35 years of watching World Series, I don’t think I’ve ever seen them play in conditions as bad as that 6th inning.
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      Nor have I, but Game Seven of the 1925 World Series was supposed to have been worse. In that game the rain started falling midway through the 5th inning and, by the end of the 6th with the Senators leading the Pirates 6 to 4, it started coming down hard with no break in the clouds visible. The umpiring crew had a tough decision to make: call the game, thus giving Washington the World Championship, or play on through the downpour. They played on—and Pittsburgh won 9 to 7.

    7. October 28th, 2008 | 10:11 am

      You have to wonder, if they do play tonight – and I think they will, even if Bud makes them wait until midnight to start (and pity those poor fans, sitting, and waiting, in Philly) – anyway, you have to wonder if tonight is going to become “The Price Is Right” night for Tampa – where they ride David Price for 4 innings (hoping that he doesn’t allow anything) and try to squeeze out a run…

      …and that brings the whole thing back to TB, where it helps the Rays…and then, all of a sudden, Game 6 (and probably Game 7) starts to look very interesting…

    8. thenewguy
      October 28th, 2008 | 11:01 am

      Bud said that, no matter what, he wouldn’t have allowed the game last night to end after 5 (or 6) innings if one team had been up. He said they would have waited out the rain delay for as long as necessary (he gave 24 or 48 hours as example of his committment.) Obviously hyperbole to an extent, but true nevertheless. If Pena hadn’t have tied the game, we could have been looking at a game that ended at 4:30 in the morning (or whenever the rain stopped, if it even has yet.)

    9. antone
      October 28th, 2008 | 11:03 am

      I honestly thought after they tied it up they were going to win Game 5, because they got some of the momentum back. Not sure the delay really helps them all that much. Hamels might not have come out for the 7th inning anyway.

    10. Corey
      October 28th, 2008 | 1:29 pm

      I think Maddon has said that Garza would be pitching at some pt 2night

      also, why isn’t this game starting during the day where, if its raining, they could just keep delaying it all day till they had a window, where as now if they start at 837, they only have a few hour window to get it in. all about the benjamins

    11. Raf
      October 28th, 2008 | 3:32 pm

      also, why isn’t this game starting during the day where, if its raining, they could just keep delaying it all day till they had a window, where as now if they start at 837, they only have a few hour window to get it in.
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      It would make too much sense to do it that way… :)

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