Fox Gets an Extra Night of the World Series

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October 27th, 2008

Update: As of Tuesday at 10:30AM PDT, the resumption of the game has been schedule for Wednesday night at 8:37pm.

And not because of the Tampa Bay Rays won to send the series back to Tampa, but rather due to inclement weather. The game was stopped for rain in the sixth inning. The Rays did save the MLB some potential embarassment though by scoring a run in the top of the sixth inning to tie the game 2-2.

Good news for the Rays since it was already an official game after 5 innings. Had they not scored a run and the Phillies were still up 2-1 and the game got called for rain, typically in such a situation, the game would be over, the Phillies would have won 2-1 and won the World Series four games to one. But people might have cried foul over a World Series game being shortened, especially the decisive game.

The game will resume tomorrow (weather permitting) where it left off, in the bottom of the sixth inning with the Phillies batting, at 8:25pm. Three plus innings of baseball (assuming the weather is OK) plus post-game ensures there will be no House and Fringe tomorrow night.

I'm not the biggest Bud Selig fan in the world, but I do admire him for stepping up and clarifying that there was NO CHANCE the game would be completed in Tampa Bay:

"We'll stay here (Philadelphia) even if we have to celebrate Thanksgiving here. … It will definitely be a night game. It will be the same starting time whether it's Tuesday night, Wednesday night, Thursday night or whenever," said Selig.

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