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Mets trying to play the first Triple Header in MLB History!
8 years ago  ::  Jun 17, 2013 - 10:49PM #1
YankeeKSI
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Hey, umpires are biased and human.  They are waiting indefinitely to play today's game of Mets vs. Atlanta Braves so much so that pretty soon it will be a triple header tomorrow starting tonight around midnight.
8 years ago  ::  Jun 18, 2013 - 12:36AM #2
qwik3457
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This would not be the first tripleheader in major league history:


"There are three recorded instances of a tripleheader in Major League Baseball, indicating three games between the same two teams on the same day. These occurred between the Brooklyn Bridegrooms and Pittsburgh Innocents on September 1, 1890 (Brooklyn won all three); between the Baltimore Orioles and Louisville Colonels on September 7, 1896 (Baltimore won all three); and between the Pittsburgh Pirates and Cincinnati Reds on October 2, 1920 (Cincinnati won two of the three). "


And a real triple-header is now forbidden by the Basic Agreement, anyway:


"Triple headers are now prohibited under the current collective bargaining agreement, except when the first game is the conclusion of a game suspended from a prior date. This would only happen in the extremely rare case of the only remaining dates between teams being doubleheaders and no single games are left for the suspended game to precede."


(Above from the Wikipedia article: Doubleheader (baseball).)


And, as the Mets have another series at home vs. the Braves this season in late July, there's no reason to play a triple header, or even double headers both on Tuesday and Wednesday.

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8 years ago  ::  Jun 18, 2013 - 1:26AM #3
YankeeKSI
Posts: 1,002

Hey, thanks for that fact.  I guess my encyclopedia starts baseball at 1903 for some reason.


 


I was thinking if they played 3 games within 24 hours, it could technically be a triple header even though not on the same date.  So far they started playing around 11:00pm and they may finish playing 3rd game before 11:00pm today if weather doesn't screw them over.


 


And as I write this Mets just got screwed and lost 2-1 in bottom of the 9th.  They have yet to win a 2-1 game ever since beating the Yankees 2-1 a couple of times.


 

8 years ago  ::  Jun 18, 2013 - 6:43AM #4
laurenfrances
Posts: 40,406

According to sports radio it's the rebirth of the Mets today...with Harvey and Wheeler on the mound for the DHer. Excitement is in the air as local paper feature their franchise on the back pages. Good for Mr Mets as their fan base are gitty with anticipation.

8 years ago  ::  Jun 18, 2013 - 6:51AM #5
James52
Posts: 1,515

Jun 18, 2013 -- 6:43AM, laurenfrances wrote:


According to sports radio it's the rebirth of the Mets today...with Harvey and Wheeler on the mound for the DHer. Excitement is in the air as local paper feature their franchise on the back pages. Good for Mr Mets as their fan base are gitty with anticipation.




Well they do have two promising pitching prospects, plus D'Arnaud coming up. They should be excited

8 years ago  ::  Jun 18, 2013 - 7:28AM #6
YankeeLoon
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Loser franchise.  2 titles in 53 years. And they were lucky to get those 2.
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