Thanks NHL, but I already posted this yesterday ;)
Let Spring Start….Seeking Stanley
This week’s cover of Sports Illustrated features Red Sox’s Jonny Gomes available regionally soon.
At 8:02 p.m. on Saturday, April 18, 1981, the Pawtucket (Rhode Island) Red Sox and the Rochester (New York) Red Wings began a Triple-A International League game that would run until 4:09 the following morning—Easter Sunday, as it happened—when umpires suspended the game at the end of the 32nd inning, with the score tied 2–2 and 19 fans remaining in McCoy Stadium. Taken up again on June 23, the next time the teams met in Pawtucket, it was resolved in 18 minutes and one inning, 3–2 in favor of the Red Sox. With a total running time of eight hours and 25 minutes, the game remains the longest professional baseball game on record.
- “The Longest Game” [introduction], Boston College Magazine
Photo: National Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum
Batting sixth for Pawtucket? Wade Boggs
Batting third for Rochester? Cal Ripken
Settle down, it’ll all be clear, don’t pay no mind to the demons
they fill you with fear, the trouble it might drag you down
If you get lost, you can always be found. #BostonStrong
this is what they handed out last night at td garden
((my picture, my edit, don’t use without giving credit))
Rivalry doesn’t exist at times like this.