The Baseball Desert

Thursday, September 09, 2004

Playing catch-up

Despite what David Pinto wrote earlier this week, the doubleheader is not quite dead. Today's schedule will see no less than three doubleheaders played: Kansas City at Detroit, Houston at Pittsburgh and, of course, Tampa Bay at New York. Yesterday's postponed games at Yankee Stadium mean that the ongoing issue of the Devil Rays / Yankees game originally scheduled for April 13 has still not been resolved. Although the situation is messy, I suppose we should be grateful that Ernie Banks is not Commissioner of Major League Baseball, or we might be in danger of hearing him decree: "Let's play three...!"