PHILADELPHIA -- Well, Bud "Doppler Radar" Selig, you wanted an extended postseason, you got it. You built your damn ark now it's time to sleep in it.
In explaining his ill-conceived decision to even try and play Game 5, Selig stated Major League Baseball uses three different weather services to forecast the conditions and all agreed the rain would be minimal. Who does the weather reporting for baseball, Ron Burgundy?
Selig said he was told it would only rain 1/10th of an inch. I saw a fast talking strut machine at his weather wall on local television and he claimed it was going to pour much of the night. Hire that guy, Bud.
One-tenth of an inch? That's a sprinkle. The Rays spit out that much chewing tobacco in six minutes.
Well, maybe it's good we got the bad weather. After all, how can Phillies fans burn a couch in all that rain?
When Selig was explaining baseball's decision to play he sounded an awful lot like George Bush trying to explain the semantics of the Wall Street bailout plan. He just looked a little bewildered.
"We'll stay here if we have to celebrate Thanksgiving here," Selig joked.
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The way this World Series is going the Phillies and Rays will be opening their Christmas presents here.
"Happy New Year!" the stadium announcer will tell the crowd.
What you would've liked to see Selig do is take some responsibility for what is quickly shaping up to be the worst World Series in baseball history.
Told you so.
And if you think this is bad, get used to it. Selig's wild-card plan has caused baseball's postseason to be pushed further and further back into the year which, in turn, leads to more risks of games being adversely affected by weather.