Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Baseball blunder

It's not Major League Baseball's fault that it rained in Philadelphia last night. It is Major League Baseball's fault that it attempted to play Game 5 of the World Series in horrible weather, risking injuries to the players, guaranteeing uncomfortable conditions for fans in the stands, and compromising the quality of the game on the muddy field. The weather finally got so bad in the sixth inning that the game was suspended.

Maybe they'll finish it tonight - although the forecast isn't promising. Whenever they do pick it up, Major League Baseball still will be left with the spectacle of its biggest event reduced to a split game (perhaps the decisive game in the series, no less).

Veteran columnist Bill Conlon of the Philadelphia Daily News zeroed in on Major League Baseball's self-inflicted wound in his column this morning.
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