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.

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