Sunday, July 11, 2010

Now that that's over

Just some tidbits from tonight's extravagantly long, like the NBA playoffs and LeBron James hype, 19-inning doubleheader ...

rThe teams threw a combined 571 pitches with the BayBears winning by a nose at 286-285. There were 350 strikes and advantage Biscuits, 179-171.

rWith the promise of fireworks, there was still a good portion of the 7,101 announced crowd still on hand.

rThis is not the first -- or second -- time the BayBears and Biscuits have went long before starting an All-Star break.

In 2007, the two played in Mobile the night before the All-Star break started. There was a 2 1/2-hour rain and a 3:21, 10-inning game that ended at 12:55 a.m. The Biscuits exited as quickly as possible but didn't get home until 4. Manager Billy Gardner basically drove straight to the airport because he had a 6 a.m. flight home.

In 2008 at Riverwalk, the two also played a doubleheader before starting the break. They kept both games to the seven-inning minimum and the action ended at 10:17 p.m.

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