I called a major league executive to ask if he’d watched the ninth inning of Game 3 Saturday night, which might’ve been the turning-point moment in this Fall Classic.Look, I don't feel good about abandoning baseball Saturday night, but if I were a paid employee of Major League Baseball, one of its affiliates, or a media outlet covering it, you can bet your bippy that I would have had the coffee boiling.
"Did I watch?" the senior official said, repeating the question in disbelief. "Are you kidding me?" His answer needed no explanation, not when the final out was recorded at 1:47 a.m. Most of the East Coast long since had gone to bed, unaware that the Phillies had beaten the Rays in a game started by Jamie Moyer – an upset that likely has doomed the Rays’ October fantasy.