22 innings of baseball goodness
Padres-Rockies last night was pretty great.
Here’s my favorite part of the AP recap:
Manager Clint Hurdle noticed that his players were a little tight.
“This was a good game to get outside yourself,” Hurdle said. “About the 16th inning, I said, ‘Hey boys, no matter what’s in front of us, there’s a world of people out there who’ve got harder rows to hoe than we do. No matter what happens the rest of the night, have some fun with this thing.’ ”
His players listened. It just took them six more innings to score a run.
I’m not sure if that’s sarcasm or not, but it sure seems like it. Six more innings for the speech to get a result? Listening would be joking around followed by a HR the next at-bat.