Well, the blog remains in a rain delay after Game 5 of the World Series between the Philadelphia Phillies and Tampa Bay Rays was suspended due to rain yesterday.
The weather remains miserable tonight, so there is no game tonight, either. Which means a rather quiet night here in the Cairns household tonight.
I get a laugh listening to these sports talk show hosts on the radio, taking yet another opportunity to bash Bud Selig over the suspended game. Actually, I think Selig did the right thing, here. What the heck did you expect him to do here? Selig says that if Philly had held the lead when the game was suspended, the game would have remained suspended until play could resume. Well, that's the way it should be: it shouldn't simply be called an official game, just because play was in the 6th inning! But that's not good enough for a lot of these sports talk hosts who are looking for things to criticize about this World Series. They are all criticizing all the supposed confusion surrounding a game that got called due to bad weather. Get a life, people.
Oh, and people were ranting on Saturday night, too, when that game was also delayed due to rain and wound up being decided in the middle of the night. Guys, the elements are part of the game; sometimes games get delayed and they end at 2 am in the morning. And rain delays are what makes the sport of baseball what it is. Deal with it, people.
So we remain in the middle of a long rain delay for Game 5 of the World Series, and so we wait for the weather in Philadelphia to clear up. Apparently this is the first suspended game in the history of the World Series, ever. So that is something new, too. We will keep you posted on what's happening.