Snow, Cold No Conditions for Baseball
Nobody wanted to play Game 3 tonight.
I read a great quote by Jim Tracy, which I think summed up today’s weather pretty perfectly. He said the first two games of this series have been great. They’ve been well played. The players played well. The managers made good decisions. You don’t want to have a game like we had last year in the World Series, when Jimmy Rollins is missing a pop up and the Rays are tying the game in terrible conditions. You don’t want to make that mistake again. I think they did the right thing. And I think it works out well for us in terms of pitching.
It’s still going to be cold tomorrow night, but it’s not going to be as cold as it is today. Honestly, I don’t think the guys in the bullpen should complain a whole lot about the weather. We get to sit down there with a heater. Shane Victorino is going to be frigid. Jayson Werth is going to be cold. Everybody is going to be cold. We’ll be fine back there with the heater. So I hope tomorrow night the weather won’t be as much of a factor. Guys are going to come to play. I mean, if you get jammed on a ball it’s going to hurt, but I don’t think anybody is going to complain about the weather. You have to play through it. We’re at the most special part of the season.
The only thing I don’t like right now is the start time. That’s bad, but that’s the time most people can watch. Well, it’s the time most people in Denver can watch. I think Phillies fans are getting the short end of the stick. And I think Rockies fans would rather come to an earlier game, which would allow more Phillies fans to watch the game, too. That’s what bothers players — when kids can’t watch the games. My kids couldn’t stay up to watch the World Series games last year. They fell asleep in the stands. We understand we need to play the games at the optimal times for viewers, but it still stinks because the games are supposed to be about the kids.