Thursday, August 17, 2006

Extra innings no bonus

I’ve been gone for awhile, but during the summer there’s more MLB action than NBA anyway. And one thing about baseball that I normally like – sometimes your ticket buys you extra innings. So the other night, when Colorado Rockies fans got 9 extra inings, or two games’ worth of play for the price of one, what was the problem? The final score: Arizona Diamondbacks 2, Rockies 1.

5-plus hours on the field is pretty unusual, but there were two games that went 18 innings Tuesday night/Wednesday morning. Over at Minute Maid Park, the Chicago Cubs held on to beat the Houston Astros 8-6.