So you say watching baseball on television is boring? At times it maight be, but Wednesday night was not one of them. What a night for baseball to end the regular season. Drama everywhere and in a short period of time, even though it required extra innings.
It got be late. St. Louis was already clinching at least a wildcard tie in the National League with a win over Houston. Philadelphia and Atlanta were going at it with Atlanta needing a win.
In the AL, Boston and Tampa Bay were tied going into the finale. It looked like Tampa Bay was in the coffin, down 7-0 to the Yankees. And Boston was looking good with a one-run lead over the Orioles before a rain delay.
Alas, Atlanta is dumped from the wildcard when Philly wins. And while the Red Sox-Orioles are in the delay, Tampa Bay mounts a comeback against New York, getting to 7-7 in 9 innings.
Then, Baltimore puts the knocker on the Red Sox with Reimold’s game-winner and only moments later, Evan Longoria homers for Tampa Bay to make it official on the Red Sox — gone.
What a night …. That was baseball ….