Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Let’s Change the Rules

Game 32: Bulls 6, Bats 7
Season: 18-14
Wrap, Box

Why not have baseball games last 8 innings instead of 9? If that were true, then this story would read something like this:

Last night was the story of two Chris’s, Chris Nowak and Chris Richard. David Price did get his first decent start of the year, going all the way into the 5th inning with 5 hits, no walks, and 5 strikeouts. But the big story was Chris Nowak with a homer, double and a single in four at-bats and Chris Richard with a homer, double, single and walk. At the end of the 8th the Bulls had it well in hand leading the Bats 6-2. Game over.

Unfortunately baseball goes for 9 innings, Chris Richard couldn’t start the double play, Reid Brignac playing 2nd base couldn’t get the ball out of his glove, Dale Thayer couldn’t shut them down, and Jonny Gomes (why was I ever interested in seeing him back in the DBAP?) picked up 3 RBIs including a game-winning double.

But, hey, it’s baseball, new day, new game.



  1. Hey, thanks for catching my screw-up on my blog post about Wade Davis. Don't know what I was thinking...

    -Rays The Stakes

  2. No problem. Now if the Rays will leave us alone for a while (not likely) while we get some things sorted out here in Durham. But I think you're probably right to think that they might be on the verge of shaking up their pitching staff. By the way, Friedman was in town watching Price pitch last night.