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RadfordVA
09-29-2006, 01:17 AM
The Phillies-Nationals game is in the second inning at midnight. This is after a 4 and a half hour rain delay. Does anyone know what the latest a east coast game has ended at? This one looks like it might last till 3 or maybe later if there are extras like wed. night. Im sure there will be lots of nats fans left at the end of this one.

RadfordVA
09-29-2006, 01:35 AM
Here is a shocker. The game is now almost in the 5th. Only four hits and the only run came on a Ryan Church solo shot. Must be an agreement between the players to swing for home runs as to not have any long innings. I guarantee the Nats would prefer getting home quickly as to actually winning. Gotta be a kangaroo court fine for any pitcher that walks anybody.

crazybob60
09-29-2006, 02:08 AM
Geez...a four and half hour rain delay...how bout what's the longest rain delay ever?

Also, is it common for players to have an agreement like that when a game has lasted as long as that one has or when there is such a blowout? I wouldn't be surprised by it, and we know that coaches put in subs when there are large leads, but I just haven't heard that often of an agreement to swing for the fences...I have a feeling I am taking that one too literally and if so, sorry bout that one.

TOBTTReds
09-29-2006, 02:20 AM
but I just haven't heard that often of an agreement to swing for the fences...I have a feeling I am taking that one too literally and if so, sorry bout that one.

I wouldn't be surprised if the Nats were thinking that. The Phils want to win this one in the worst way. I'm actually shocked that the Phils are losing now. I figure this is a game the Nats HATE to play. But as an NFL coach once said, "You play to win the game." So maybe they are doing that.

redsmetz
09-29-2006, 06:38 AM
The Phillies-Nationals game is in the second inning at midnight. This is after a 4 and a half hour rain delay. Does anyone know what the latest a east coast game has ended at? This one looks like it might last till 3 or maybe later if there are extras like wed. night. Im sure there will be lots of nats fans left at the end of this one.

September 11, 1974:


The Mets lost 4-3 to the Cardinals during a "long-distance" marathon night game on September 11th. After seven hours and twenty-five innings, the outing became the longest game to a decision in Major League history. In the end, New York had batted one-hundred three times and St. Louis was not far behind with ninety-nine plate appearances. A record one-hundred seventy-five official at-bats were recorded, with a Major League record of forty-five runners left stranded. Despite the historical moment, only a thousand fans were on hand when it finally ended at 3:13 a.m.


Game Played on Wednesday, September 11, 1974 (N) at Shea Stadium

STL N 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 - 4 18 2
NY N 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 3 16 4

BATTING

St. Louis Cardinals AB R H RBI BB SO PO A
Brock lf 9 0 1 0 0 2 4 0
Godby lf 2 0 0 0 0 1 3 0
Sizemore 2b 10 1 1 0 1 0 4 9
Smith rf 8 0 1 0 3 1 8 0
xTorre 1b 9 0 2 1 1 2 24 4
Simmons c 3 0 1 0 1 0 6 1
Herndon pr 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hill c 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Scheinblum ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Billings c 5 0 1 0 0 1 8 0
McBride cf 10 1 4 0 0 1 7 0
Reitz 3b 10 1 4 2 1 0 2 6
Tyson ss 2 0 0 0 1 1 2 1
Hernandez ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Folkers p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cruz ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bare p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Osteen p 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Siebert p 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Forsch p 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Melendez ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Garman p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Hunt ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hrabosky p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Dwyer ph 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Heidemann ss 6 0 3 0 0 1 1 3
Totals 86 4 18 3 8 12 75 28

x - reached first on catcher's interference.

FIELDING -
DP: 1. Sizemore-Torre-Tyson.
E: Tyson (25), Osteen (2).
PB: Simmons (11).

BATTING -
HR: Reitz (6,9th inning off Koosman 1 on 2 out).
SH: Forsch (5,off Koosman); McBride (5,off Apodaca).
HBP: Tyson (2,by Koosman); Dwyer (1,by Parker).
IBB: Reitz (6,by Apodaca); Smith 2 (7,by Cram 2).
Team LOB: 20.

BASERUNNING -
SB: McBride (24,2nd base off Parker/Dyer).
CS: Brock (30,2nd base by Parker/Dyer).

New York Mets AB R H RBI BB SO PO A
Harrelson ss 7 0 0 0 1 0 4 6
Boswell 3b 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Millan 2b 10 1 4 0 1 0 7 8
Jones lf 9 2 3 2 1 1 5 1
Webb p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Pemberton ph 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Milner 1b 10 0 2 1 2 3 25 2
Garrett 3b,ss 10 0 0 0 1 4 6 9
Schneck cf,rf,cf 11 0 2 0 0 3 6 0
Ayala rf 2 0 1 0 1 1 2 0
Hahn cf 6 0 0 0 1 2 4 0
Gosger ph,lf 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Dyer c 9 0 2 0 1 0 14 2
Boisclair pr 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hodges c 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
Koosman p 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Martinez ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Parker p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kranepool ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Miller p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Theodore ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Apodaca p 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1
Cram p 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 1
Staub ph,rf 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 89 3 16 3 11 16 75 35

FIELDING -
DP: 2. Millan-Milner, Garrett-Millan-Milner.
E: Webb (1), Schneck (4), Dyer (3), Hodges (10).

BATTING -
2B: Milner (17,off Forsch); Schneck 2 (11,off Folkers,off Siebert).
HR: Jones (13,5th inning off Forsch 1 on 0 out).
SH: Koosman (10,off Forsch); Millan (23,off Bare); Jones (2,off Osteen).
IBB: Hahn (5,by Folkers); Jones (3,by Osteen); Milner (9,by Osteen); Gosger
(1,by Siebert).
Team LOB: 25.

PITCHING

St. Louis Cardinals IP H R ER BB SO HR
Forsch 6 5 3 2 4 3 1
Garman 2 0 0 0 0 2 0
Hrabosky 3 2 0 0 0 3 0
Folkers 2 3 0 0 1 2 0
Bare 0.1 0 0 0 1 0 0
Osteen 9.1 4 0 0 2 5 0
Siebert W(8-8) 2.1 2 0 0 3 1 0
Totals 25 16 3 2 11 16 1

New York Mets IP H R ER BB SO HR
Koosman 9 5 3 3 4 5 1
Parker 3 2 0 0 0 0 0
Miller 1 1 0 0 1 1 0
Apodaca 3 2 0 0 1 1 0
Cram 8 7 0 0 2 4 0
Webb L(0-1) 1 1 1 0 0 1 0
Totals 25 18 4 3 8 12 1

WP: Forsch (6), Koosman (6), Cram (1).
HBP: Koosman (7,Tyson); Parker (2,Dwyer).
IBB: Folkers (9,Hahn); Osteen 2 (5,Jones,Milner); Siebert (13,Gosger); Apodaca
(8,Reitz); Cram 2 (2,Smith 2).

Umpires: Ed Sudol, Lee Weyer, Bob Engel, Frank Pulli

Time of Game: 7:04 Attendance: 13460


One of the Cardinals players was quoted as saying he'd need a note from his teammates because there was no way his wife would believe he was playing a game until three in the morning.

Reverend Doo-Rag
09-29-2006, 08:01 AM
Folkers 2 3 0 0 1 2 0


"Rich Folkers is throwing up in the bullpen...."

--Jerry Coleman

RedFanAlways1966
09-29-2006, 08:56 AM
Fan-friendliness? Who cares about school-aged kids that were brought to that game by their parents? Who cares about working-Joes and working-Janes who have to get up at 6:00 am to get ready for their normal jobs?

Make a buck & get the game over with no matter what! Screw the fans. :angry:

redsmetz
09-29-2006, 09:32 AM
Fan-friendliness? Who cares about school-aged kids that were brought to that game by their parents? Who cares about working-Joes and working-Janes who have to get up at 6:00 am to get ready for their normal jobs?

Make a buck & get the game over with no matter what! Screw the fans. :angry:

I think the two teams were looking at the fact that this was the Phillies last trip into DC and that the team would very likely have meaning for the
post-season, therefore, get the game instead of having to come back to DC to play it out. Had this been earlier in the year, they would have called it and rescheduled.

RedFanAlways1966
09-29-2006, 09:38 AM
I think the two teams were looking at the fact that this was the Phillies last trip into DC and that the team would very likely have meaning for the
post-season, therefore, get the game instead of having to come back to DC to play it out. Had this been earlier in the year, they would have called it and rescheduled.

You are right and I understand that, metz. I hope the Nats refund money to any fan who asks due to the circumstance. It would be the right thing to do.. and they may well do that (I hope!).

Chip R
09-29-2006, 10:02 AM
Geez...a four and half hour rain delay...how bout what's the longest rain delay ever?


How about that final Sunday game at Milwaukee in 1999?

I don't know if they still do this but the American League had a curfew on their games. Like no inning could start past 1 a.m. or something like that.

klw
09-29-2006, 10:06 AM
[QUOTE=Chip R;1170117]How about that final Sunday game at Milwaukee in 1999?
QUOTE]

And last night worked out just as well for the Phillies as that game in Milwaukee did for the Reds.

Roy Tucker
09-29-2006, 10:49 AM
How about that final Sunday game at Milwaukee in 1999?


That was a 5:45 rain delay. IIRC, it was scheduled as an afternoon game that turned into a night game played in large puddles with players leaving rooster tails.

Some interesting stuff in here...
http://www.sabr.org/cmsFiles/Files/Lowry_LongestGames_AppendixTen.pdf

Chip R
09-29-2006, 11:31 AM
Some interesting stuff in here...
http://www.sabr.org/cmsFiles/Files/Lowry_LongestGames_AppendixTen.pdf




5:20 – City of Palms Stadium, Fort Myers, Florida – 11/6/1993 – Roy Hobbs Senior League – rain delay 5:20 at start of prior games, game started at 1:20 AM, Texas Stars 8 Norfolk Drillers 2 in 1:50 and 7 innings – 100 fans – finished at 3:10 AM in the early morning of 11/7.


A 5:20 rain delay for a Senior League game? :eek:

Chip R
09-29-2006, 11:41 AM
3:00 – Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati, Ohio – 6/8/2003 – American League @ National League - rain delay 3:00 at start, Blue Jays 5 Reds 0 in 2:22 – 25,633 fans – finished at 6:37 PM.

Had a great time there two nights earlier. :beerme:

Roy Tucker
09-29-2006, 11:45 AM
Moon landing delay?

LONGEST DELAYS BY LENGTH
DELAYS OTHER THAN RAIN

AUTOMATIC SPRINKLERS DELAY
0:45 – Boysen Park, Anaheim, California - 4/26/1968 – High School - Santa Ana High School Saints at Anaheim High School Colonists - top 20th - called off at 1:30 AM because automated sprinklers which had come on at 12:45 AM could not be turned off.
0:17 – Centennial Field, Burlington, Vermont – 8/23/1984 – Albany-Colonie Athletics at Vermont Reds - bottom 17th - called off at 1:06 AM because
automated sprinklers which had come on at 12:49 AM could not be turned off.

BEES ATTACK DELAY
0:35 – Riverfront Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio – 4/17/1976 – National League start – Giants at Reds.

BLINDING SUNLIGHT DELAYS
0:20 – Parc Jarry, Montreal, Quebec – 7/1/1974 – National League – start – Cubs at Expos.
?:?? – Wahconah Park (II), Pittsfield, Massachusetts – 6/19/1965 – Eastern League – 1st game - Elmira Pioneers at Pittsfield Red Sox.

BOMB SCARE DELAY
0:44 – Metropolitan Stadium, Bloomington, Minnesota - 8/25/1970 – American League – top 4th – Red Sox at Twins.

FIRE DELAY
1:10 – Comiskey Park (I), Chicago, Illinois - ?/??/ 1974 – American League - top 8th – Red Sox at White Sox.

FOG DELAYS
1:18 – Shea Stadium, New York, New York - 5/25/1979 – National League – bottom 11th – Pirates at Mets.
0:30 – Metropolitan Stadium, Bloomington, Minnesota - 9/5/1961 – American League – bottom 6th – White Sox at Twins.
0:24 – Candlestick Park, San Francisco, California - 7/15/1960 – National League – bottom 2nd – Dodgers at Giants.
0:14 – San Diego, San Diego, California - 9/24/1971 – National League – bottom 9th, 2nd game – Astros at Padres.
?:?? – Wahconah Park (II), Pittsfield, Massachusetts – 6/19/1965 – Eastern League – bottom 6th, 2nd game - Elmira Pioneers at Pittsfield Red Sox.
?:?? – Kenosha, Wisconsin or Springfield, Illinois – 9/??/1987 – Midwest
League – 7th – Kenosha Twins 5 Springfield Cardinals 3

HOME TEAM FAILED TO SHOW UP DELAY
0:05 – American League Park, Baltimore, Maryland – 7/17/1902 – American League – Browns at Orioles.

MOON LANDING DELAYS
0:20 – Sicks’ Stadium, Seattle, Washington – 7/20/1969 – American League – bottom 17th of game suspended earlier that day at 1:05 AM after 16 innings – Twins at Pilots.
0:03 – Yankee Stadium, New York, New York – 7/20/1969 – American League – top 8th – Senators at Yankees.

POWER FAILURE DELAYS
2:14 – Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – 6/22/1951 – National League - start – Dodgers at Pirates.
1:15 – Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – 6/22/1956 – National League - top 4th – Cubs at Pirates.
1:15 – Shea Stadium, New York, New York - 7/13/1977 – National League – bottom 6th – Cubs at Mets.
0:35 – Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, California – 4/16/1983 – National League - bottom 5th – Padres at Dodgers.
0:30 – McCoy Stadium, Pawtucket, Rhode Island – 4/18/1981 – International League - start – Rochester at Pawtucket.

RADIO BROADCAST DELAY
0:56 – Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – 6/18/1941 – bottom 4th – Giants at Pirates - Billy Conn vs. Joe Louis heavyweight title fight radio broadcast.

RHUBARB DELAYS
1:52 – Koshien Kyujyo (Stadium), Tokyo, Japan – 9/7/1961 – Central League – top 11th, second game – Kokutetsu Swallows at Yomiuri Giants.
0:40 – Nicollet Park, Minneapolis, Minnesota – 10/5/1932 – Junior World Series – top 9th – IL Newark Bears at AA Minneapolis Millers.
0:32 – Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois – 5/27/1984 – National League – bottom 2nd – Reds at Cubs.
?:?? – Cedar Rapids, Iowa – 7/24/1949 – Central Association – Kewanee Athletics at Cedar Rapids Rockets – ended by PA announcer Bob Hahn playing the national anthem.

SNOW DELAYS
0:40 – Riverfront Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio – 4/8/1985 – National League – bottom 5th – Expos at Reds.
0:21 – Riverfront Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio – 4/8/1985 – National League – top 5th – Expos at Reds.
0:18 – Exhibition Stadium, Toronto, Ontario – 4/7/1977 – American League – start – White Sox at Blue Jays.

TARPAULIN MALFUNCTION DELAY
0:30 – Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – 6/6/1963 – National League - start – Reds at Pirates.

TORNADO DELAY
0:29 – Municipal Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri – 6/22/1958 – American League – start – Red Sox at Athletics.

WATER FOUNTAIN PIPE BREAK DELAY
0:03 – Albuquerque, New Mexico – 6/12/1955 – West Texas-New Mexico League – Amarillo Gold Sox at Albuquerque Dukes – caused a 60-foot high geyser.

WIND DELAY
0:30 – Exhibition Stadium, Toronto, Ontario – 4/30/1984 – American League – top 1st – Rangers at Blue Jays.

vaticanplum
09-29-2006, 12:34 PM
Moon landing delay?

:laugh:

How about Bees Attack Delay? HOME TEAM FAILED TO SHOW UP delay?

And what in the world is a rhubarb delay?

Chip R
09-29-2006, 12:39 PM
:laugh:

How about Bees Attack Delay?

I remember that game. It was a Saturday Game of the Week for NBC. I remember telling my dad that they had a delay of the Reds game and guess what it was for.


And what in the world is a rhubarb delay?

A fight, I believe.

redsupport
09-29-2006, 12:42 PM
Danny Godby of Cards, a major Reds draft pick lost to Cardinals, how doleful!

Roy Tucker
09-29-2006, 01:39 PM
I remember the bees game on the NBC Game of the Week as well Chip.

I was at the Reds-Expos Opening Day in 1985 with the snow delays. It was delayed twice because it wasn't just a little flurry, it was like the leading edge of a blizzard. We're talking serious snow.

It started to snow again in the 8th or 9th and for one of the very few times in my life, I left a game early. I was totally frozen. I think it took me a week to finally warm up.

Chip R
09-29-2006, 01:42 PM
I was at the Reds-Expos Opening Day in 1985 with the snow delays. It was delayed twice because it wasn't just a little flurry, it was like the leading edge of a blizzard. We're talking serious snow.

It started to snow again in the 8th or 9th and for one of the very few times in my life, I left a game early. I was totally frozen. I think it took me a week to finally warm up.

Sounds like Opening Day this year. I think the only other time I left a game early other than Opening Day of this year was about 5 years ago when my girlfriend got hit on the shin with a foul ball. She was going to tough it out but after an inning or so she was in such obvious pain we left.

redsupport
09-29-2006, 01:48 PM
Carl Willis got the save, it was key