Saturday, July 8, 2006
Doubleheader Today at Shea
Back when I was growing up in the late 1950s and 1960s there was usually a doubleheader in New York on Sunday. Times have changed in baseball. Games are a lot longer now since the batters work out long counts and foul off a lot of pitches. Back then there were relatively few pitching changes, but now there are often 5 or 6 pitchers for each time. These pitiching changes take time. Most games these days are 3 hours or longer. Today, Saturday, there was a doubleheader at Shea with the Florida Marlins to make up a game earlier rained out. We went to the first game that started about 1:30. The Mets lost 3-2. We decided to stay for part of Game 2 since we didn't want to spend 7 hours at the stadium. We left after the first inning with the Mets ahead 5-0. Mke Pelfrey was making his major league debut. When we got home and turned on the TV, we heard that the Mets wallopped Florida 17-3.