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    Why the Day Game Yesterday?

    I was just kind of wondering if any of you had any thoughts as to why Wednesday's 9-0 game with the Cubs was a day game seeing as both teams had the next day off. I understand there's getaway days and all but when you have 2 days to get to your next city I don't consider time to be of the essence.

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    Re: Why the Day Game Yesterday?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sea Ray View Post
    I was just kind of wondering if any of you had any thoughts as to why Wednesday's 9-0 game with the Cubs was a day game seeing as both teams had the next day off. I understand there's getaway days and all but when you have 2 days to get to your next city I don't consider time to be of the essence.
    it's the Cubs. They are scared of the dark.
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    Re: Why the Day Game Yesterday?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jpup View Post
    it's the Cubs. They are scared of the dark.
    I don't know...they played pretty scared yesterday in the daylight

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    Re: Why the Day Game Yesterday?

    It was a little strange to play during the day with no pressing need to do so. What can you say, its the Reds.

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    Re: Why the Day Game Yesterday?

    I'd just like to point out that I hate day games, especially day games in the middle of the week.
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    Re: Why the Day Game Yesterday?

    It was a business day special. MLB works so many in each season. My best guess would be that it simply worked out to be one of the best games to do it based on the Reds' and the other team's schedules

    There was a pretty good crowd for a day game too.... over 28,000.
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    Re: Why the Day Game Yesterday?

    good way to get both teams a breather. Neither are playing today, and i think both had some traveling to do, Reds on the road, Cubs go home.
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    Re: Why the Day Game Yesterday?

    Quote Originally Posted by TRF View Post
    good way to get both teams a breather. Neither are playing today, and i think both had some traveling to do, Reds on the road, Cubs go home.
    I think you're nailing it pretty closely. This gave both clubs a full 48+ hour break (travel not included).
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    Re: Why the Day Game Yesterday?

    I bet the players liked it. It's probably the first true night off they've had for a while.
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    Re: Why the Day Game Yesterday?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclone792 View Post
    I'd just like to point out that I hate day games, especially day games in the middle of the week.
    Afternoon baseball in early May is quite possibly the most perfect manifestation of the game.

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    Re: Why the Day Game Yesterday?

    Quote Originally Posted by 15fan View Post
    Afternoon baseball in early May is quite possibly the most perfect manifestation of the game.
    Oh I know.

    I just hate the "I'm at work" factor while the game is going on cause it prevents me from watching the game (and on bad days it prevents me from even listening to the game on the radio).
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    Re: Why the Day Game Yesterday?

    business day specials are always a good day for us seniors to make it down to the ballpark while the young whipper snappers are in school.


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    Re: Why the Day Game Yesterday?

    i was at the game yesterday with my old fogie parents...one of the best games i've ever seen...fireworks, fireworks everywhere...joey votto was the man

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    Re: Why the Day Game Yesterday?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclone792 View Post
    Oh I know.

    I just hate the "I'm at work" factor while the game is going on cause it prevents me from watching the game (and on bad days it prevents me from even listening to the game on the radio).
    You're supposed to leave work and go to the game.

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