04.18.08 10 years ago 21 Comments

It's 9:30 on the East Coast, and a few minutes ago the Rockies and Padres finished up their 22-inning marathon in San Diego, the longest MLB game in almost 15 years.  Colorado won 2-1, and how the hell you can only score three runs in 22 innings is a damn mystery to me.  Congratulations, National League, your version DH-less version of baseball is more pure.  And mind-numbingly dull.

The Rockies finally won 2-1, with Troy Tulowitzki's two-out RBI double bringing in Willy Taveras with an unearned run in nearly empty Petco Park. A game that lasted 6 hours, 16 minutes was decided by an unearned run.

Reigning NL Cy Young Award winner Jake Peavy threw the game's first pitch at 7:05 p.m. The game didn't end until 1:21 a.m., when Padres pitcher Glendon Rusch took a called third strike. Colorado's Yorvit Torrealba, who caught all 22 innings, wearily pumped a fist in celebration.

Big deal, I wearily pumped your mom.  Hold on, lemme check… yep, that's a burn.

In other, more exciting sports news involving long-ass games, the Flyers beat the Caps 4-3 in double-overtime to take a 3-1 series lead.  Hmmm… there was an exciting playoff hockey game, and I lead with the boring baseball game.  This is what happens when my editor is me.

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