Not since June 30, 2005 has a Major League Baseball game ended in a tie. That is, until Thursday, September 29, 2016. After 5 and 1/3 innings, the skies opened up in Pittsburgh, and a healthy delay would ensue. And with the game not being particularly meaningful, which in fact it was not, the two squads decided to call it a draw.
And while this game may not mean much to the already-clinched Cubs, or the already-eliminated Bucs, my buddy Tristan sent me another friend’s take on the scenario:
Personally, I would have liked to see this. And I know it may seem silly to risk an injury just for entertainment value, but let’s be honest; who wouldn’t want to see literally ANYONE on our squad whoop some Sean Rodriguez ass. You know Pittsburgh would trot him out without a second though. Guy is a maniac. Ideally, I think we send Chapman out there. If homeboy can hurl it 105, I’d hate to see what that right cross is all about.