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The Disgrace of Last Night's Game

At the risk of writing two bitchy posts in a row, I think that MLB should be ashamed of the way last night's game was handled. By the middle of the fifth evening, the game conditions clearly deteriorated far too much for the game to continue. Yet, for some unfathomable reason, MLB leadership let the game continue. No, I take that back -- the reason was obvious: they wanted to give the Rays a chance, every chance, to tie the game so that they could "fairly" call the game at a tie.

Furthermore, I just saw on ESPN a post-game interview in which Selig said that it didn't what the score was, the game was going to be in "rain delay" until the game could be resumed, no matter when that would be. Now, this is a complete crock too because Selig has made up this rule last night on the spot -- there is no previously stated rule that allows this. I understand that you don't want to end a World Series in a rain-shortened game, but there should be previously established rules to handle this. Nonetheless, given Selig's announcement that the game was going to be completed no matter what the score was, MLB should be all the more ashamed of letting the sixth inning start and allowing the Rays to tie the game in conditions that no baseball game should be played.

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