Wednesday, October 7, 2009

The Joys of Indoor Baseball

Michael Rosenberg of the Detroit Free Press on the Tigers excruciating final game of the season:
Ryan Raburn knew this was an unusual day when it started raining indoors.

"Stuff kept dropping," the Tigers' leftfielder said. "It was hittin' me. I was wonderin' what the hell it was. Sure enough, the roof was leaking."

If you had to make a list of the remarkable events in the Twins' extra-inning, extra-game, extra-painful elimination of the Tigers on Tuesday, the indoor rain would be ... what, 47th on the list? This was one of those rare, special days in sports where the moment seems so important, the game cannot possibly live up to it -- and then the game exceeds it.


  1. Husker Du said it best (after I paraphrased their stellar lyrics):

    No more rope and not much hope
    This season turned us ashen
    Stars out drinking
    Leyland blinking
    The Twins showed up to cash in

    And now I don't know what to do
    Now that things have
    turned so blue

  2. Football is supposed to be the game of inches, had we seen one more inch on the close pitch with the bases loaded and a little theatrics, we would all be celebrating today...unclebuck

  3. DEPRESSION MATH: A 7 game lead with 7 head to head games with the Twins. Twins win 4 of the 7 and gain 1 game. That means the Tigers lost 6 games in the standings playing the White Sox, Royals, and Blue Jays.


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