Okay, there’s been a lot of talk about the umps making screwy calls in this World Series (and boy, have they ever made some screwy calls–just ask Jamie Moyer). But seriously. It was pouring at Citizens Bank Park tonight. And they waited until the middle of the sixth inning to delay the game. It wasn’t really raining much harder then than it was in, say, the bottom of the fifth inning, at which point both teams had had equal opportunities to bat, and the Phillies were in the lead. Nope–they called it after the Rays tied it up, 2-2. Hamels pitched spectacularly, but fielding was quite difficult tonight with the wind and the rain, and due to the elements (and, I suppose, a little bit of the Rays’ talent), Upton got on base and Pena got a hit to send him home. Unbe-freakin’-lievable. And not in a good way. For the first time ever in a World Series, they’ve had to suspend the game. As a result of all of this screwiness, the game will take place at 8 PM Tuesday in Philly, where the weather isn’t supposed to be much better than it was tonight. Looks like it’ll be a battle of the bullpens at this point. And both teams have good bullpens, so it’ll be interesting to see how this plays out. The Rays just got a little momentum back–will they come out on top? Or will the Phillies, who have not yet lost a postseason game played at home, be so ticked about how tonight’s 6 innings went that they’ll come after the Rays with a vengeance and take the title at home?
Obviously, I’m hoping for the latter. But I’ve gotta wait another 20 hours or so to find out. Sigh.