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Old 08-01-2012, 01:52 PM
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Default Tigers file complaint over rain-shortened loss Tuesday

Really can't blame them. If this happened to the Sox in a play-off chase, I'd be livid.

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Old 08-01-2012, 02:04 PM
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Does it suck? Yes.

Do I feel bad for them? No.
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Old 08-01-2012, 03:00 PM
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Rules are rules. Shoulda batted faster.
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Old 08-01-2012, 03:06 PM
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Didn't this happen to us in the past couple years?
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Old 08-01-2012, 03:17 PM
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Since I was a kid, I've always hated the rain-shortened win/loss rule. I think all games should be played to their conclusion.

Unless its absolutely clear both teams are out of contention for a playoff spot, and its late in the year. Then, just don't count the game.

Of course, baseball has been around nearly 90 years before I was born... so I'm kinda yelling at clouds here I suppose.
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Old 08-01-2012, 03:17 PM
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Didn't this happen to us in the past couple years?
I remember a game against the Orioles in early 2008 that was suspended. I believe the Sox were winning that game and eventually lost when it was resumed.
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Old 08-01-2012, 03:38 PM
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I remember a game against the Orioles in early 2008 that was suspended. I believe the Sox were winning that game and eventually lost when it was resumed.
That game was tied and it was in extras. The game was in Chicago, and they had to finish the game in BALT.
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Old 08-01-2012, 04:12 PM
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Does it suck? Yes.

Do I feel bad for them? No.
Agreed. This has happened to the Sox on more than one occasion. I doubt they would have felt sorry for us in the same situation. It sucks for them but those are the rules. I don't really see what "protesting" this decision is going to accomplish for them either.
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Old 08-01-2012, 04:14 PM
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I remember a game against the Orioles in early 2008 that was suspended. I believe the Sox were winning that game and eventually lost when it was resumed.
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That game was tied and it was in extras. The game was in Chicago, and they had to finish the game in BALT.
Yes, that was when Brian Anderson failed to lay down a sacrifice bunt that would have won the game.
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Old 08-01-2012, 04:23 PM
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They had just as good a chance to win the game in 5 1/2 innings!
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Old 08-01-2012, 04:49 PM
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Happened to us in the past so, I don't feel bad for them.
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Old 08-01-2012, 05:12 PM
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Maybe it's karma for dipping too deep into the Tigers magic bag last season. I don't feel bad for anything bad that happens to the Tigers, especially since I read they won the division with their three-game sweep over the White Sox in July.

Baseball isn't going to change its rules to give the Tigers a chance to win, of course. The Tigers were losing, and the game was official. It isn't even the greatest rain-induced injustice I've ever seen.

On August 26, 1971, the White Sox were playing the Orioles. Baseball Reference only tells part of the story. If you scroll down to the date in the Baseball Retrosheet lost home runs, you learn about the heroics of Mike Andrews and the rest of those pesky White Sox under rookie manager Chuck Tanner that were rendered unofficial.

The rules that took away a White Sox win that night against the defending World Series champions, assuming a scoreless bottom of the ninth, were changes -- decades later.
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Old 08-01-2012, 05:18 PM
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The rules are black and white, I don't know how they'd have a leg to stand on.
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Old 08-01-2012, 06:35 PM
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Actually things at one time were worse in rain shortened rulings:

August 26, 1971 - It was the kind of thing that could only happen to the White Sox and only in Baltimore’s ‘house of horrors,’ Memorial Stadium. The Sox trailed 6-0 before mounting a big comeback that saw them take a 9-8 lead in the 9th inning thanks to a home run by Mike Andrews. With two outs, torrential rain hit the area and after a wait of almost an hour and a half, the game was called.

Because of rules in place at the time, the score reverted back to the last completed inning, the 8th, which saw Baltimore ahead 8-7. That’s the way the game ended...typical result when playing the Orioles in Baltimore.

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