October 26, 2005

What's an RBI?

The Astros left 15 men on base, including at least two each in the eighth through 11th innings.

It's a little tough to win when you do that. Besides tying the record for longest World Series game by innings (Babe Ruth pitched all fourteen innings back in 1916 for the Red Sox) and setting the record for longest game by time, the one that nobody keeps stats on is "most frustrated fans." There were 42,848 people there, and I'll guaran-damn-tee you they were some unhappy folks for the last six innings. There is nothing worse as a baseball fan than watching your team pop up or take third strikes with runners on when all you need is one run to win.

Posted by Linkmeister at October 26, 2005 12:01 AM | TrackBack

I went to bed vewy early, when it was still 4-0 'stros. And the paper had to go to press before the game was over, so I had to look online first thing today.

And yet, as a quasi-Rangers fan, I find it hard to sympathize -- we've never gotten further than first round of league championships. where we promptly got spanked by the Yanks.

Posted by: Skatemom at October 26, 2005 11:01 AM

As you have probably read already, the National League is being disbanded.

Posted by: The Heretik at October 26, 2005 03:55 PM