Saturday, April 11, 2015

My thoughts on the longest Red Sox game ever

Six hours and 49 minutes.  I'll be honest, I didn't start watching until the 10th inning.  The (playoff-bound?) Celtics in Cleveland were my priority.  Yet somehow I still managed to see an entire nine-inning baseball game.  Turning it off in extra innings is something I will not do on general principle, regardless of how late it is.

The first batter I saw was Xander Bogaerts, who walked in the 10th inning.  It was a disappointing evening for Bogaerts, who at the time was 0-4 with a strikeout--until he got hits in the 13th, 15th, 17th and 19th innings, then eventually scored the winning run (pictured).

I'm without a doubt certain that I have never before witnessed a team score in three different extra innings.  Who knows if anybody ever has?

My favorite quote of the night describes the performance of Boston knuckleballer Steven Wright, who entered the game at the start of the 15th inning:


  1. I stopped watching when the lights went out behind home plate. Guess I missed some interesting baseball.

    1. Yeah, that was right after I started watching, haha


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