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  • Southstander
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    [COLOR="#FF0000"]The Sox hang on to beat the Twins 6 - 4.

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  • Southstander
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    A ninth inning collapse cost the Sox the game with the Twins 6 - 4. Minnesota also sweeps the series.

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  • Southstander
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    Sox drop a second game to the Twins 6 - 5 in 10 innings.

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  • Southstander
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    The Red Sox were shut out 5 - 0 by the Twins.

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  • Southstander
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    Originally posted by InsaneBlaze23 View Post
    I don't care if all four runs score or not. You don't end a game when the bases are loaded, you see if that team can get the runs across not just take away any option.
    This is one of many reasons why MLB is a joke.
    Bottom line your team was not robbed. You had five full innings to score runs, against a team that is barley above .500. Here is an article from CBS Detriot that backs up my point.

    On SportsCenter, ESPN normally has a rundown that they put along the lefthand side of the screen. It lets you know when there’s breaking news (Flash – Tebow Takes Shirt Off) and it lets you know what’s coming up on the show.

    So imagine my surprise on Tuesday night when I saw “Controversy at Fenway” coming up on the show. Well done ESPN. You made me stay tuned! I watched through the commercial break to see a report that the Tigers were furious with the umpiring crew for calling for the tarp when the Tigers had the bases loaded in the top of the sixth inning. Ooooooh. Controversy. This should make for a good day on the radio station on Wednesday. We LOVE a good controversy at The Ticket -especially one where the home team gets the short end of the stick. It makes for good radio.

    So imagine my surprise this morning when I saw Jim Leyland’s quotes defending the umpiring crew for such a difficult situation. What? Where’s the anger? Where’s the controversy?

    Apparently, an unnamed Tiger official talked to a reporter (Gorden Edes of ESPN Boston) and let him know that the Tigers would be filing an official protest with the commissioner’s office. But you never would have known that from listening to Leyland or Justin Verlander or from reading the game accounts in the paper this morning.

    I’m not entirely sure what was lost in the translation. But I do know this. There was nothing to protest.

    It’s true that the conditions were miserable. The game probably should never have started and it definitely should have been stopped earlier than it was. But both teams were playing in the same conditions. The Red Sox took advantage of Tigers mistakes. The Tigers couldn’t do the same, even though they had plenty of opportunities. Given that, there’s no valid protest from the Tigers. It did not start pouring only when the Tigers were batting.

    Secondly, this whole notion that the game should have continued simply because the bases were loaded in the sixth is preposterous. It was pouring rain and the infield and outfield was taking on water. The umpires can’t concern themselves with the game situation. Their only concern is the player safety and the quality of the game. They can’t worry about pennant races or weather maps or makeup dates. True, they erred by not stopping the game earlier. But they certainly did not err for stopping the game when they did. The whole argument that they didn’t stop the game earlier so they shouldn’t have stopped it then is silly. It’s the classic example of two wrongs don’t make a right.

    The true fault here lies with Major League Baseball and the owners. They’re so hell bent on making money and protecting home dates that they try to cram games in even when they shouldn’t. The umpires got this directive, so it’s play ball!

    The game never should have been played last night. It should have been stopped much earlier than it did. And it should not be protested. The umpires were right to stop the game. They were wrong to even start it in the first place.
    http://detroit.cbslocal.com/2012/08/...the-rain-game/

    What would you rather the umpires do risk injuries to players on either team? As the article points out the umpires cannot make the call on when to stop the game based on the score of the game or the situation. Be honest if the Tigers benifited from this, and they got the win would you be as upset?

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  • InsaneBlaze23
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    Originally posted by Southstander View Post
    You are assuming that all four runs would score.
    I don't care if all four runs score or not. You don't end a game when the bases are loaded, you see if that team can get the runs across not just take away any option.
    This is one of many reasons why MLB is a joke.

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  • Southstander
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    You are assuming that all four runs would score.

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  • Southstander
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    Boston wins its fourth game in a row with a 4 - 1 win over the Tigers.

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  • InsaneBlaze23
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    Wow that was a robbed game.
    The umps completely handed that game to Boston. Why would you wait until the bases are loaded to call the game?
    Wait till the inning is over or sit in a delay or even postpone the game. But ending the game when a team just gets the bases loaded is wrong.

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  • Southstander
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    Red Sox acquire LHP Craig Breslow for RHP Matt Albers and OF Scott Podsednik.

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  • Southstander
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    The Sox defeat the Tigers 7 - 3.

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  • Southstander
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    After beating the Yankees last night the Red Sox beat them again tonight 3 - 2 in 10 innings.

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  • Southstander
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    The Yankees hammer the Red Sox 10 - 3.

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  • Southstander
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    Boston falls to the Rangers 5 - 3.

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  • Southstander
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    Last night the Red Sox defeat the Ranger 2 - 1.

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