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UPDATE: ALCS Game 4 finally underway

Oct 12, 2011, 5:54 PM EDT

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UPDATE: It’s damp in Detroit, but Game 4 of the ALCS is officially underway.

5:54 PM:  We not have a start time of 6:30.  It has stopped raining, so this may actually be a go.

4:50 PM: Now it’s set for 5:45.  And by “set” I mean “that’s as good a guess as they got right now.”

4:21 PM: Game 4 of the ALCS was supposed to get underway at 4:15pm. As you have seen if you have access to a TV, the game is not happening. Rain, rain, rain.

Right now they’re estimating a first pitch at 5:15 PM.  There’s a chance of rain throughout the evening, however, so this one may take a while even if it does get underway then.

Think dry thoughts, people.  In the meantime:

  1. derekjetersmansion - Oct 12, 2011 at 4:26 PM

    They need to start playing these games at 1 pm.

    We have DVR.

    • kopy - Oct 12, 2011 at 4:55 PM

      Maybe in Derek Jeter’s mansion, but the majority of American households are still DVR-less – mine included.

      • derekjetersmansion - Oct 12, 2011 at 5:19 PM

        You start at 1 because there’s less of a chance of rain.

        VCRs work too.

    • leerosenthall - Oct 12, 2011 at 8:49 PM

      How does one record it on a DVR or a VCR if nobody knows when the actual game will be played? Unless it starts and ends when the televisions schedule says it will be played, you’d miss the game.

  2. Jeff J. Snider - Oct 12, 2011 at 4:50 PM

    How come you only write about the playoff game that is happening the furthest east? Let’s just ignore St. Louis and Milwaukee, and I’m SURE you wouldn’t be writing about this game if it were being played in Texas. But since it’s DETROIT, sure, we’ll write about it. Great Lakes bias!!!

  3. SmackSaw - Oct 12, 2011 at 6:07 PM

    94 degrees and not a cloud in the sky here in L.A. Playoffs and championship games should be played in alternate locations. It works for the Super Bowl.

    • drmonkeyarmy - Oct 12, 2011 at 6:17 PM

      Yeah, people in So. California would rush to the gates to watch Matt Harrison v. Rick Porcello tonight.

      • badmamainphilliesjamas - Oct 12, 2011 at 8:05 PM

        …and folks in Florida don’t even show up to see their own teams.

  4. goldensombrero3000 - Oct 12, 2011 at 9:33 PM

    What a throw by Cruz. Great play by Napoli. His blocking the plate was flawless. Of course I wouldn’t go as far as Tim McCarver as saying, “its like a jockey getting on a horse.” Mindless.

    • Francisco (FC) - Oct 12, 2011 at 10:29 PM

      At the time I remember saying: “This is going to haunt Leyland.” He should have put in a pinch runner for Cabrera since runs were going to be tight.

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