Saturday I experienced something that I never want to experience again.
What could this aforementioned event be? A 7 hour (actually 6hr 53 minute) baseball game. That’s right, you read that correctly. The St Louis Cardinals and New York Mets played a 20 inning marathon that was one of the worst baseball games I have ever seen. Me being a huge St. Louis Cardinals fan was subjected to the life sucking marathon that was a “baseball game.”
Two things that I want to share with you after you click that little Continue Reading button:
Why Was it the Worst Baseball Game Every Played?
The biggest reason why this game was so bad was because the cardinals did not win. That is pretty obvious. But there could be some things that you might now have known.
- The Game was almost seven hours long
- I watched the whole thing
- Both teams didn’t score a run until the 18th inning
- The game featured 46 players, 35 strikeouts, 652 pitches
- In 69 at-bats and 82 plate appearances over those 20 innings, the Cardinals scored one pathetic run.
- Yadier Molina, Cardinals catcher, led off an inning 7 times. Why? Because Matt Holiday sucked that game. He was 0-5 with 3 strikeouts.
- The Cardinals stranded 22 runners
- In the 14th inning the cardinals had 1st and 3rd with no one out. They proceeded to do absolutely nothing and the Mets pitcher struck out the side to get out of the inning.
- Jamie Garcia, who is a rookie pitcher, went 7 innings and had a no hitter through 5 innings. He should have gotten the win.
- Did I mention I watched the whole thing
What I did during the Marathon
Seven hours is a very long time to sit in one place and watch a baseball. To be honest I didn’t sit in one place and watch the game. Instead I did a lot of things while I watched the game.
- I wrote 3 blog post
- Chatted on Skype with two friends
- Chatted on twitter with friends
- Watched two hockey games
- Cooked Hot Dogs and Hamburgers on the grill
- Cleaned my room
- Cleared out my Google Reader
- (side note: my parents went to church at 530 and got back at 830 and were able to watch the end of the game with me.)
- Turned the TV off 5 times only to turn it back on with the hope that we would win the game this time
Unfortunately I will never get those 7 hours of my life back. Sure it was a Saturday afternoon, but man did I feel pathetic at about 10:45pm when the game ended. I know there were some friends on twitter that watched the entire game as well. I am sure they felt the same way. I read from one friend that his dad was at the game and left in the 11th inning drove two hours back home and was able to watch the end of the game at home.
Please help me not feel so pathetic. What is the longest you have ever watched some on Television?
This could be a sporting event. Maybe a season of 24 or your favorite lifetime marathon.
What is the longest amount of time consecutively you have watched something on TV?