October 12, 2007

CLASSY:

Game delayed by unruly crowd (John Powers, October 12, 2007, Boston Globe)

Rockies manager Clint Hurdle pulled his team off the field in the bottom off the seventh inning last night during the National Leaguie Championship Series at Chase Field.

"We get tired of having water bottles thrown on the field" Hurdle said. "That's all. It's just there comes a point in time where you need to make a point that enough's enough."

Angry fans threw water bottles and other debris onto the field following a disputed call. The game was delayed for about eight minutes.


Luckily it's all senior citizens in Arizona so the throws were pretty feeble, though Dan Rostenkowski would have had PTSD.

MORE:
Webb falls flat against Rockies ... once again (Jayson Stark, October 11, 2007, ESPN)

hursday night in the desert, it was Brandon Webb's turn to get squashed by the Colorado Rockies' runaway steamroller.

He was the only man on earth who had beaten this team over the last 26 days and 18 games. But if you thought that meant Webb had some kind of magical secret to shutting off the Rockies' engine, uh, think again. If anything, it's the other way around. (More on that in a minute.)

So down went Webb and the Diamondbacks, 5-1, on Thursday night, in Game 1 of the National League Championship Series. If you're streak-watching at home, that makes the Rockies just the second National League team in the last 30 years to rip off an 18-1 blitz at any point in any year.

The other was the 1986 Mets. They started their streak in their sixth game of the season, on the way to 108 wins and a World Series parade that started at Bill Buckner's house.

The Rockies, on the other hand, kicked off their streak on Sept. 16, at a time when they figured the only way they would still be playing now was if they went undefeated. So they then proceeded to darned near go undefeated -- tumbling only at the hands of Webb, on Sept. 28.

Posted by Orrin Judd at October 12, 2007 12:00 AM
Comments

Senior citizens? That was a low blow. And that was a weak call. We're still pretty touchy here about officials' calls since the NBA Western Conference Finals when the Suns got jobbed.

And maybe that "we" is just "me".

Posted by: Brandon at October 12, 2007 10:28 AM

Who are the Suns?

Posted by: oj at October 12, 2007 12:39 PM
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