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Suspended animation in Baltimore! Again
2008-07-23 20:06
by Bob Timmermann

For the second time this year, the Baltimore Orioles have been involved in a suspended game. In tonight's game at Camden Yards against the Blue Jays, Toronto took a 2-1 lead in the top of the sixth on an RBI single by Lyle Overbay. But the inning was still going on with the Blue Jays at bat and Overbay on third with two outs when heavy rains hit.

The umpires ruled the game suspended under Rule 4.12 (a) (5) that states "A game shall become a suspended game that must be completed at a future date if the game is terminated for (w)eather, if a regulation game is called while an inning is in progress and
before the inning is completed, and the visiting team has scored one or more
runs to take the lead, and the home team has not retaken the lead;

The game is scheduled to restart Thursday morning at 9:05 am PT, prior to the start of the regularly scheduled 9:35 am game. Which will likely start later.

The Orioles and White Sox will complete their suspended game from April 23 on August 25, although that game will be finished up in Chicago, not Baltimore.

After the game, the Blue Jays sent pitcher Jesse Litsch to the minors and recalled David Purcey, whom I believe would be eligible to pitch in the final few innings of the suspended game.

The rule on suspsended games that this game falls under is designed to prevent shenanigans like what was described here.

2008-07-23 22:39:44
1.   Eric Enders
How long has it been since the rule changed? (That is, if the game was called, it reverted to the last complete inning and if you'd scored in the top of the inning, you were screwed.)
2008-07-23 22:47:44
2.   Bob Timmermann
The rule changed in 1979. People seem to think it was a very recent rule change. Like Joe Torre last year when he was managing the Yankees. Along with all the Yankee beat writers.

It was very odd.

2008-07-24 08:49:33
3.   standuptriple
Yeah, but did anybody have Guthrie and Burnett in their fantasy lineup as well? Just me, huh? Dammit.
2008-07-24 08:53:34
4.   Bob Timmermann
All the stats today will count in yesterday's fantasy stats in just about every league.

Just like the other Orioles game will be backdated.

2008-07-24 09:20:04
5.   standuptriple
4 Yeah, but I hate that "limbo" status. In H2H I need closure.
2008-07-24 09:33:42
6.   Travis08
4 I'm not sure if the finish of the other Orioles suspended game will count in head-to-head leagues. From Yahoo:

"If a game is suspended, all player stats still count in all fantasy leagues. Any additional stats earned when play resumes later in the season will be applied retroactively in Rotisserie & Points leagues only; Head-to-Head matchups will already be final (unless resumed play is completed by the end of the following week), so normally these stats won't count. Retroactive stats count for the team who owned the player on the day the game was originally suspended, and will show up on roster and Stat Corrections pages for that day. If the player has changed fantasy teams, the new owner will neither collect stats nor be charged with a game-played for the resumed game."

Sportsline has a similar policy.

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