Just add another chapter in the Used Car Salesman’s Rein (Rain?) of Error. I was ready to give Not my Bud, the benefit of the doubt when he came on TV and said the weather forecasters told him their would be just 1/10th of an inch of rain last night and of course there was enough rain that there were pairs of animals qued up in the right field corner of CBP. But then I read Philly Phats column today and he blew the Used Car Salesman’s beard:



{Phillies fan and climatologist extraordinary Joe Bastardi had fired off an angry 6:30 p.m. update to his blog on AccuWeather’s professional site under the headline: “Cancel the Game Tonight.”


Bastardi wrote there was no way in hell or Sea World the rain would let up. Indeed, a rapidly developing coastal storm off the Mid-Atlantic States had slowed the progress of a massive upper low funneling cold air across the Great Lakes. Result: The worst weather fiasco in World Series history and another stain on the boobs who run the cash-obsessed national pastime.


Bastardi’s take: “Cancel the game tonight, and even tomorrow, and then play this when it’s warmer, less windy and there is not precip in the air. It’s the World Series, for goodness sakes . . . “}


All wisecracks aside, MLB and Buddy S. would have had more than explaining cold fronts and rain squalls if B J Upton had broken his ankle sliding in the muck of a baseline between 1st and 2nd base, if you look at the replay, his lead leg just about made it to the base but he stopped awkwardly into the base. When you see puddles on the infield to me that would constitute unplayable conditions right? But this umpiring crew has been an embarrassment the whole series with no leadership and loads of incompetence just like the executive branch of MLB.


Can someone get FOX’s Chris Myers as baseball rule book? When Myers interviewed Bob DuPay about the options on continuing play, DuPay said if the rain continues as they think it will, the game would be suspended. Myers then said, “You mean you will replay the game”? DuPay, smirked and said “no, it will be picked up right where we left off” Stunning.


I figure right around Christmas, Carlos Pena will be getting a beautiful gift basket sent to his house as a token of Commissioner Inept’s appreciation for the game tying base hit.





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