No Game Five Tonight

Tuesday, October 28, 2008


Just a quick post, but for those of you hoping for a closeout of Game Five tonight are out of luck. MLB has officially suspended play until at least Wednesday at the earliest and that the hopes for getting a game in tonight are out of the question. Via NBC in Philly....

Phils phans will have to wait at least another night to complete Game 5 of the World Series.

A wet, muddy field logo tells the story of Game 5’s rain delay.

Major League Baseball has announced that Game 5 has been delayed until Wednesday.

The announcement was made as the Philadelphia area continued to be pounded by rain, wind and even snow in some areas.

Rain and wind suspended Game 5 between the Phillies and Rays in the middle of the sixth inning on Monday night.

Whenever the game continues the Phils will be coming to bat with the game tied 2-2.
Well that's a bummer. I can't imagine the agony that Phillies fans are going through right now, and I have to think it's just the opposite for Rays fans at the moment. The longer this gets drawn out, the better it is for Tampa. This is also good for the NBA who's season tips off tonight. Without a World Series game on, Sports fans are sure to head over to TNT tonight for their doubleheader.

MLB: No Game 5 Tuesday (NBC)

FYI- There's also no word on ratings from last night's water-logged game, but I'm sure it's not going to be a good total. I'll try to get that number to you as soon as I come across it.

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 12:59 PM

21 Comments:

This will just be more fodder for He Who Shall Not Be Mentioned in his constant barrage of all O'Reilly/Olbermann-style rants on baseball and its ratings, or lack thereof.

bruce said...
Oct 28, 2008, 1:21:00 PM  

To clarify what Bruce is saying, Colin Cowherd is a douchebag.

GMoney said...
Oct 28, 2008, 1:23:00 PM  

Why is this better for the Rays? If the series goes 7, now Hamels can start game 7.

Anonymous said...
Oct 28, 2008, 1:27:00 PM  

One would have to think though that the ratings would be high for the conclusion of the game, whenever that may be.

Weather.com forecast for tomorrow night at 8:00 pm: partly cloudy with a high of 41. Winds from the west at 15 mph and a wind chill of 33.

And as if this whole scenario needed another kicker, Friday is supposed to be 60 degrees...

JFein said...
Oct 28, 2008, 1:33:00 PM  

@ Anon @ 1:27: Agreed. I'm not quite sure I understand the whole concept of advantage Rays that everyone has been preaching today for the reason you mentioned, that Hamels could play in game 7 now should there be one and the mere fact that Philly has 4 at-bats remaining in game 5 whereas the Rays only have 3 in a tie game.

JFein said...
Oct 28, 2008, 1:35:00 PM  

So, I'm just curious - has it ever happened before that the MLB, NBA, NHL, NFL, and MLS have all been "in season" simultaneously, as they will be as of tonight's NBA tip-off?

Mark said...
Oct 28, 2008, 1:46:00 PM  

What a great night for Ohio. We see LeBron, then Oden. And we get to hear Charles yap that Bron and Oden both looked 30 at age 18.

Anonymous said...
Oct 28, 2008, 2:04:00 PM  

Bud Selig = worst commissioner in pro sports

Anonymous said...
Oct 28, 2008, 2:05:00 PM  

To Mark:

Back in 2001 when the MLB season got pushed back, Game 4 (or maybe 5) was finished after midnight on October 31/November 1 and went to Game 7. That's one of my only recollections of that happening off hand.

Ed said...
Oct 28, 2008, 2:08:00 PM  

whose

Alonzo Spellman said...
Oct 28, 2008, 2:28:00 PM  

If you include MLS along with the other four sports, then yes, this is the first time every sport has been 'in season' at the same time...though we may have to wait til next year for all of them to have a game on the same date.

Anonymous said...
Oct 28, 2008, 2:35:00 PM  

Overnight ratings (per Variety) saw Game 5 lose to "Dancing with the Stars" and possibly also to Monday Night Football.

jfein@1:33: Game 5 is scheduled to resume at 8:35 ET. The Obama campaign has bought airtime for a 30-minute political broadcast at 8.

Anonymous said...
Oct 28, 2008, 2:56:00 PM  

I would have gone to TNT anyway. I'm stoked to see Greg Oden play at last!

Brad James said...
Oct 28, 2008, 2:58:00 PM  

Tuesday night ratings boost for FOX.

Bigface said...
Oct 28, 2008, 3:00:00 PM  

@ Anon @ 2:56: I completely forgot about that. Maybe it's because I don't usually associate Fox with Obama....

The weather, however, does not look like it will change much throughout the night.

JFein said...
Oct 28, 2008, 3:05:00 PM  

Joe Posnanski has a great post about this on his blog today. He hits the nail squarely on the head.

bruce said...
Oct 28, 2008, 3:29:00 PM  

And gmoney, Cowheard is a douchenozzle...which is why WPEN doesn't carry him in Philadelphia.

JamesCraven said...
Oct 28, 2008, 6:07:00 PM  

@ Bruce: Very interesting post. Thanks for that. The blog that he linked to was also an interesting read.

JFein said...
Oct 28, 2008, 6:43:00 PM  

8.2 rating/12 share for Game 5 (AP via ESPN).

Anonymous said...
Oct 28, 2008, 8:08:00 PM  

At least we can say this will be the longest game in MLB history, lasting over 48 hours.

Anonymous said...
Oct 28, 2008, 9:22:00 PM  

Now the weather is looking like it might be questionnable for tomorrow as well...

JFein said...
Oct 28, 2008, 9:28:00 PM  

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