Game Called with the Bases Loaded - Fantasy Baseball Cafe 2014 Fantasy Baseball Cafe
100% Deposit Bonus for Cafe Members!

Return to Baseball Leftovers

Game Called with the Bases Loaded

Moderator: Baseball Moderators

Game Called with the Bases Loaded

Postby JTWood » Fri Sep 16, 2005 8:54 am

Okay, so they called the Cards/Cubs game last night with the Cards leading 6-1. However, the Cubs had loaded the bases with two outs. Back-to-back jacks tie game. Now, I haven't heard one complaint from either side, so I'm sure there's no controversy over the decision, but I have to ask:

Can anybody remember a game that was called when the losing team had the bases loaded?

Just seems like something that wouldn't happen too often.
Image
JTWood
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
CafeholicCafe WriterEagle EyeWeb Supporter
Posts: 11508
Joined: 22 Jun 2004
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Unincorporated Heaven

Postby Pogotheostrich » Fri Sep 16, 2005 8:57 am

Finish the game. :-P
Yes it was wet and potentially dangerous but we are talking about 1 out.
Image
Pogotheostrich
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
CafeholicFantasy ExpertCafe WriterMock(ing) DrafterEagle EyePick 3 Weekly WinnerLucky Ladders Weekly Winner
Posts: 21614
(Past Year: 382)
Joined: 9 Dec 2002
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: St. Louis

Postby JTWood » Fri Sep 16, 2005 9:03 am

Pogotheostrich wrote:Finish the game. :-P
Yes it was wet and potentially dangerous but we are talking about 1 out.

Well, I know that nobody wants to see a player get hurt over one out in a game that's theoretically over, but a 58-minute delay seems like an awfully short time to wait before calling a game.

Don't they usually give delays something like 2-4 hours before calling the game?
Image
JTWood
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
CafeholicCafe WriterEagle EyeWeb Supporter
Posts: 11508
Joined: 22 Jun 2004
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Unincorporated Heaven

Postby Pogotheostrich » Fri Sep 16, 2005 9:06 am

Once they put the tarp on the game was over. The rain wasn't going to stop. Just get another out. Why play half the game in the rain and then call it with one out left?
Image
Pogotheostrich
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
CafeholicFantasy ExpertCafe WriterMock(ing) DrafterEagle EyePick 3 Weekly WinnerLucky Ladders Weekly Winner
Posts: 21614
(Past Year: 382)
Joined: 9 Dec 2002
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: St. Louis

Rain

Postby bigjimblue » Fri Sep 16, 2005 9:37 am

It was getting to be a joke! The last batter popped up and Molina lost it in the rain because it was raining so hard. Then he hit a routine grounder to Eckstein that when he planted to throw him out, he almost pulled a hamstring slipping in the mud. It was too dangerous to continue.
bigjimblue
Minor League Mentor
Minor League Mentor


Posts: 408
(Past Year: 4)
Joined: 10 Jan 2005
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Athens, AL

Postby Red Stripe » Fri Sep 16, 2005 9:39 am

I agree with Pogo, Its one simple out. I know Molina and Eckstein both had chances to get the out and screwed up but its one out, its eventually going to happen. I know it was raining hard but I would think the chances are pretty low of a player getting seriously injured by just playing in the field or running the bases with 1 out left in the game.
Image
Red Stripe
General Manager
General Manager

Mock(ing) DrafterPick 3 Weekly WinnerSweet 16 SurvivorLucky Ladders Weekly Winner
Posts: 4112
Joined: 12 Aug 2005
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Omaha

Postby dannyolbb » Fri Sep 16, 2005 10:09 am

I think they would have played on if the game meant anything - but it didn't. The Cards have a 100% chance of making the playoffs and the Cubs a 0% chance. The game is essentially meaningless. Why risk injury?
[size=18]03[/size]
dannyolbb
Minor League Mentor
Minor League Mentor

User avatar

Posts: 711
Joined: 7 Jul 2005
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Sittin' on Trent Lotts porch

Postby ironman » Fri Sep 16, 2005 10:16 am

I live west of Chicago on the other side of Illinois and I can attest that the rain wasn't gonna let up any time soon.

Although a late game rally by Chicago would've been sweet, I can understand why they called it. I'm sure STL didn't want to lose a guy to injury and not have them for the playoffs. I was at a Cubs-Cards game two years ago and they played through the rain for 4 innings before it was called. Eli Marrero slid on the wet grass and tore his ACL. Neither Dusty or LaRussa were too happy that the game was played as long as it was then. What a game it was though! 10-9 at the point it was stopped. Pujols hit a grand slam. The wind was blowing straight out with gusts up to 35-40 mph! BP was insane.
Image
Wendigo's Camaro
ironman
General Manager
General Manager

User avatar
CafeholicCafe WriterCafe RankerEagle EyeWeb Supporter
Posts: 4901
(Past Year: 94)
Joined: 28 Jan 2003
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Dubuque

Postby chadlincoln » Fri Sep 16, 2005 10:55 am

Pogotheostrich wrote:Finish the game. :-P
Yes it was wet and potentially dangerous but we are talking about 1 out.

Speaking as a Cubs fan, even if they did tie it up, they'd find some new creative way to blow it.
chadlincoln
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
Cafe WriterCafe RankerMock(ing) DrafterEagle EyeWeb Supporter
Posts: 10983
Joined: 20 Jan 2005
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Bleachers at Wrigley Field

Postby AlexF6262 » Fri Sep 16, 2005 8:10 pm

JTWood wrote:
Pogotheostrich wrote:Finish the game. :-P
Yes it was wet and potentially dangerous but we are talking about 1 out.

Well, I know that nobody wants to see a player get hurt over one out in a game that's theoretically over, but a 58-minute delay seems like an awfully short time to wait before calling a game.

Don't they usually give delays something like 2-4 hours before calling the game?



Would you have waited at a game for 2-4 hours for only one more out to be played in the game??
Image

Pujols, Sheff, Carpenter, Delgado... all the way to the top!
AlexF6262
College Coach
College Coach

User avatar

Posts: 344
Joined: 28 Apr 2004
Home Cafe: Baseball

Next

Return to Baseball Leftovers

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Majestic-12 [Bot] and 7 guests

Forums Articles & Tips Sleepers Rankings Leagues


Today's Games
Monday, Sep. 1
(All times are EST, weather icons show forecast for game time)

Philadelphia at Atlanta
(1:10 pm)
NY Mets at Miami
(1:10 pm)
indoors
Boston at Tampa Bay
(1:10 pm)
indoors
Minnesota at Baltimore
(1:35 pm)
Pittsburgh at St. Louis
(2:15 pm)
Milwaukee at Chi Cubs
(2:20 pm)
Seattle at Oakland
(4:05 pm)
Detroit at Cleveland
(4:05 pm)
San Francisco at Colorado
(4:10 pm)
Arizona at San Diego
(4:10 pm)
Texas at Kansas City
(8:10 pm)
Washington at LA Dodgers
(8:10 pm)

  • Fantasy Baseball
  • Article Submissions
  • Privacy Statement
  • Site Survey 
  • Contact