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Joe Torre: “Do you want to play in the rain?”

Oct 26, 2011, 4:50 PM EDT

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Can’t help but think that Joe Torre and the powers that be made the easy — and the correct — call in postponing Game 6. Why risk having delays knock out Colby Lewis and Jaime Garcia? Why risk the annoyance? Why risk the broadcast going on until 1AM?  Especially when Thursday and Friday look to be so swell.

Here’s some of what Torre had to say a few minutes ago regarding the game being postponed, starting with a description of how the meeting in which it was decided went:

“Basically a conversation. ‘Do you want to play in the rain? … “You get to a Game 6 in the World Series, you want to guard, as long as you have forecast for clear weather tommorrow and the next day, that was more a decision-maker than anything else … If it doesn’t rain, you still made a decision on what you knew.”

I see about zero downside to this, apart from trying to figure out what I’ll do with myself tonight now.  A good decision by Major League Baseball.

  1. Graves - Oct 26, 2011 at 4:57 PM

    I guess I can finish reading the book I’ve been neglecting lately.

    …what else does one do with a Wednesday evening in 2011?!

  2. veryindifferent - Oct 26, 2011 at 4:58 PM

    There is a 15% chance of rain. This is more stupidity by Joe Torre.

  3. yankeesfanlen - Oct 26, 2011 at 5:01 PM

    Good decision, Joe. But why did you bat ARod seventh in the 2006 ALDS?

  4. miketreedy - Oct 26, 2011 at 5:07 PM

    It better really rain. He did the same thing in Arlington in the ALCS and it didn’t rain.

    • miketreedy - Oct 26, 2011 at 5:18 PM

      Here is the forecast. He didn’t need to postpone the game at 2pm EST. This is a complete joke. Just a 15-30% chance of rain now. JOE MUST GO!!!
      http://www.weather.com/weather/hourbyhour/graph/63150

      • cur68 - Oct 26, 2011 at 5:49 PM

        If the rain eases and then ceases for tonight, we’ll have a nice dry well drained field to see the game played on tomorrow. We all win because the day off will give all the players some much needed rest & recuperation time. I meanwhile get a chance to damage my arteries with fried chicken and my liver with beer tonight while watching hockey with the lads. See, a perfect solution by Joe. Well done Joe.

      • henryd3rd - Oct 27, 2011 at 5:36 AM

        And it did rain during the time the was scheduled to be played

  5. sportsdrenched.com - Oct 26, 2011 at 5:57 PM

    Never trust hour by hour forecast from a meterologist 1100 miles away from the actual location. Even by Wxdotcom it will be raining at 8-9pm.

    The local guys seem think 80% is more in order.

    http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?site=lsx&zmx=1&zmy=1&map.x=209&map.y=144

    Besides, with the stakes this high? Why tempt fate. Remember the 2008 debacle? Good call MLB.

  6. whitecastleisafoodgroup - Oct 26, 2011 at 7:35 PM

    Now Carpenter pitches Game 7

    • artisan3m - Oct 26, 2011 at 10:31 PM

      Carpenter pitched game 5 ~ how’d that turn out, anyway?

    • proudlycanadian - Oct 26, 2011 at 10:45 PM

      Only if there is a game 7

  7. txnative61 - Oct 27, 2011 at 3:30 AM

    It is what it is.

  8. massivedick - Oct 27, 2011 at 10:21 AM

    he learned a lesson after bending over and giving it to the tigers and verlander twice

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