Wednesday, July 16, 2008

A.L. Wins! Finally!

The Current time is 1:38am and the last All-Star Baseball Game in Yankee Stadium is done. Finally.

Four hours and 50 minutes, 15 innings, a few million tired fans. And that's just Yankee stadium.

Since I am a fan of the "Evil Empire," I was rooting for the American League team for the win. And it finally payed off during the only game I watched this year. I thought the game was going to be over by the time I got home from work at 10, but boy was I ever so wrong.

The game was actually...exciting. Hell, I missed most of the Colbert Report for this (but only the interview parts). I wish I was at my friend's house watching this, but I was tired from work, and he didn't get back to me as to where he lived. Also, the aformentioned assumption that the good stuff would be over by the time I got there.

Almost a 5-hour game with 15 innings, I decided to research on what was actually the longest All-Star Game.

As it turns out, the one we just watched was the longest at 4:50. The 1967 game was the only other All-Star Game to last 15 innings, but it probably didn't last as long. Damn. Then again, if games didn't last at least 13 innings back then, the fans demanded their money back with great fervor. Check the MLB website some time, it's got some good stuff.

2 comments:

dc12 said...

I've been to Yankee stadium, but not during a game. I took a tour of the inside. I'm not a fan of baseball. It's just a bit too slow for me.

I'd maybe watch it if every once in a while they let a bull loose in the outfield. Now, that would be worth watching! :)

Dan said...

I was up watching it too but I was hoping the NL would win. I gotta root for the Home Town coach, Clint Hurdle, and thought they had it wrapped up when I tuned in and it was 2-0. I can't complain though, it was a good game.