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Mets pull through in the 20th

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http://newyork.mets.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20100417&content_id=9373824&vkey=recap&fext=.jsp&c_id=nym

The New York Mets had a rough game last night against the St. Louis Cardinals. I had watched the game all the way to the 17th inning before I passed out but the two teams had tied  in the 19th 1-1 then Reyes was able to seal it with a shot to the outfield ending the game 2-1. The Mets longest game ever recorded was also against the Cardinals with the game ending in the 25th inning. This occured on September 11, 1974. Manager Jerry Manuel said, “We needed to win this game.” Because of there much needed hard work and it pulled off. The game was played well by each team and i should also mention that both teams had made there mistakes. Overall, a well worth while game.

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Written by tooch101

April 18, 2010 at 11:18 pm

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  1. Ok, but what does this have to do with media and communications?

    michaelhkoch

    April 18, 2010 at 11:18 pm

    • The fact that without the internet, radio, tv and any other form of communication, people who weren’t present at the game would have missed out on this very interesting and highly entertaining event in sports history. Those without these forms of communication would have had to wait till the next day and read about it in the paper. However they would have missed the live action of the game.

      tooch101

      April 19, 2010 at 1:45 am

      • I think that’s a good point. In the internet age, it becomes even more profound; as the game went on, people watching might have started Twittering, changing their status updates and so on to reflect their viewing of the game (“watching the Mets go into the 15TH INNING WITHOUT SCORING A RUN”) and that could get other people to follow and do the same. Hard to say for sure. By the time it neared 20 innings others might have been drawn in by the strangeness of the contest and the way other people were following (“19th freaking inning. Infielders pitching. No runs. Will it ever end?”)

        michaelhkoch

        April 26, 2010 at 1:55 pm


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