World Series Game 5 postponed until Wednesday

Posted on October 28th, 2008 – 12:06 PM
By Joe Christensen

PHILADELPHIA — There’s a steady rain coming down here today. I looked at the hour-by-hour forecast on weather.com, and it calls for rain through the evening, stopping overnight, resuming in the morning but stopping by mid-afternoon Wednesday.

The guess here is Game 5 will resume on Wednesday night, when the forecast calls for partly cloudy skies, temps dropping from 43 to 39, with a west wind blowing at about 15 mph.

As I wrote last night, Major League Baseball took a chance last night, and it turned into a debacle. What was Fox’s influence? No one will say, of course, but by getting the game in, that would have left tonight open for “House,” which could still happen because of the weather.

The conditions were playable at the start, but I think the game should have been called in the fourth inning. As a fellow scribe told me last night, Carlos Pena’s RBI single was one of the most important hits in the history of baseball.

Update (12:15 p.m.): Game 5 was indeed postponed until Wednesday.

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