22 Innings, 3 Seventh Inning Stretches Later
Play Ball ! 22 Innings, 6 Beers, 5 dogs, 4 bathroom breaks, and 3 seventh inning stretches later … the Colorado Rockies sleep walk out of Petco Park, defeating the Padres 2 – 1.
The Beef …
Living in the Denver area over the last 5 years, and with their incredible streak to the World Series last year, I’ve developed into a real Rockies fan. Not much to beef about unless your a Padres fan, right ? Well, I thought so until I read a few of the post game comments by some of the players. Troy Tulowitski is fast becoming one of the best shortstops in the game, albeit robbed for rookie of the year honor last year, but his post game comments struck me …
“It’s tough to keep your head into it and put together good at-bats and be into every pitch,” Tulowitzki said. “We were talking about how our legs were hurting out there. It’s tough to stand on your feet for 22 innings and keep moving.” Full Story
“It’s tough to stand on your feet for 22 innings?” Come on, how tough can it be to play ball for 6 hours. Hey, you get to sit for a half inning every inning, and get paid millions of dollars to boot. Makes you wonder what they would do if they had to get a real job and see what us poor schlubs have to put up with all our lives. We work all day, and then sit on our butts all night watching a baseball game until 1:30am in the morning. Did I mention how many times I had to get up and go to the bathroom ? On my last run I stubbed my big toe on my son’s Tonka truck, and had to ice it for the last 3 innings. The wife’s asleep, I’m injured … who’s going refresh my drink !?
Tulowitzki doubles to left-center in the top of the 22nd to score the winning run !
Wahhhoooo !! Off to bed.