Friday, April 18, 2008

More Proof The National League is Boring

You've all heard, Rockies/Padres game went 22 innings last night with the Rockies squeaking out a 2-1 nailbiter. If you actually attended this game, how in the world do you stay for the entire game. I mean the biggest loser here is the Petco Park vendors. MLB quits selling booze in the 7th inning. Think of all the lost revenue from those $8.00 beers. If you're gonna watch paint dry for the next 3 plus hours, you better be able to slug beers. Hell, if I were the President of the Padres, Petco, MLB, I would have given everyone present freeze booze after the 21st inning, including the two teams.

Boy! If this game didn't keep you on the edge of your seat...

I don't know where to start.

First off, the game was freakin scoreless after 13 innings! In fact, the first run was scored on a bases loaded walk in the 14th!

The game lasted 6 hours, 16 minutes and finished at 4:21 EST. Even the bars in NYC are closed by then. A lot of people are getting up for their morning commutes.

Heck, you could have watched 2/3 of the Lord of the Rings Trilogy!

There were 658 total pitches (who the hell was actually keeping count?).
42 players were used, 15 pitchers.

The catchers for both teams, Yorvit Torrealba and Josh Bard, played the entire game.

A total of 3 extra base hits.

At one point, The Rockies pitching retired 23 straight.

Willy Taveras had 10 at bats and scored both runs for the Rockies.

The Padres have now gone 94 innings without a homerun.


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