Let Them Play! Let Them Play! Game Five Is On!!!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

MLB has just announced that Game Five will be played tonight promptly at 8:37pm and who cares if it's under 40 degrees and winds are upwards of 25mph?! We're getting this thing in! The Phillies will be batting in the Bottom of the Sixth and only do they have the advantage of getting twelve outs to the Rays nine in this thing, but Cole Hamels is the first scheduled batter of Game Five-Version 2.0. Charlie Manuel will obviously get a pitch hitter in the game but it gets interesting from there.

Joe Maddon will go probably "keep" righty Grant Balfour in the game, which will could bring Matt Stairs or another lefty out of the Phillies dugout. Maddon could essentially just walk right out there and bring in any left handed pitcher that he wanted to face Stairs. Manuel also has a big decision for the top of the seventh and that's whether to bring in Brad Lidge, who hasn't played much this Series, right away or save him until the eighth. It's unlikely he would go with him that early, but it's certainly possible. The possibilities for the start of this game are endless!

The more you think about the moves and decisions in this 3.5 inning contest, the more you realize how unprecedented this whole situation is. Bud Selig is a dumbass, but he really lucked out with his decision to delay the game. The ratings should be good, and if the game goes extras, FOX will be kissing his ass for the rest of his days "in office". The Live-Blog picks back up at 8:30pm tonight....BE THERE!

Game Five of the 2008 World Series to be resumed tonight (MLB)


Am I the only one that thinks Hamels should hit in the bottom of the 6th? If the game wasn't suspended hamels would have stayed in anyways. This way Manuel doesn't waste a pinch hitter he could need later..

Also Hamels is a decent hitter so its not an automatic out.

Rahul said...
Oct 29, 2008, 2:03:00 PM  

"Let them play! Let them play!"

Now I am expecting Bob Watson and Cesar Cedeno to come out into the dugout.

Anonymous said...
Oct 29, 2008, 2:05:00 PM  

If Hamels feels good on 2 days rest, he could bat and still pitch in the 7th.

I read in USA Today that the Game 6 Obama infomercial will air TONIGHT at 8:00, and this is why the game was pushed back from 8:07 to 8:37. Keep that in mind if you're looking for any pregame shows.

alex said...
Oct 29, 2008, 2:37:00 PM  

Billy Mays better be on that Obama infomercial.

Oct 29, 2008, 2:42:00 PM  

Where were all the complaints about moving the Series indoors/to Florida/to Honolulu during the Mets-Sox Series 20 years ago? That was delayed a whole day by rain.

Steve Smith said...
Oct 29, 2008, 3:09:00 PM  

The game was always scheduled to start at 8:37 PM. Fox eliminated the pregame show to air the BO infomercial.

Anonymous said...
Oct 29, 2008, 3:59:00 PM  

RJBO, it will also feature some Ron Popeil rotisserie ovens and Davey Jones sounds of the 70's CD's.

GMoney said...
Oct 29, 2008, 4:12:00 PM  

"Not only is this health care package affordable, it'll slice this aluminum can right in two. And if you vote now, I'll throw in the car wax!"

BF said...
Oct 29, 2008, 4:22:00 PM  

The game was originally scheduled to start at 8:22, but they moved it to 8:37 for the bullshit from Osama's mouth.

They are scaling back the pre-game so we miss out on the intellectual musings of Kevin Kennedy and Mark Grace (sarcasm).

Anonymous said...
Oct 29, 2008, 5:37:00 PM  

8:22? What are you talking about? No game of the World Series has started before 8:30 this year. Pull your republican head out of your ass. Osama, that's hilarious!

Anonymous said...
Oct 29, 2008, 6:53:00 PM  

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