It's a non-baseball time of year (and stressful for those waiting for ED), so here's a lighter topic, to remind us of High School Baseball: have you had to miss watching a key game? I missed many games, because of multiple kids. My husband and I had a system for texting the games to each other, and then there was iScore and/or Gamechanger.
One game, it was against our high-school rival (but not THE rivalry game), I had to be out of town. Husband is texting me the game while I'm at a dinner. We get to the middle of the 6th, up by 3 runs, then the texts stop. Husband's phone battery had been wonky, and I figured the phone had died. But, I thought, when the game is over he'll get in the car, plug it in, and call.
Get back to the hotel room, nothing. Went on iScore and the other team's Gamechanger, nothing - obviously there was no wifi at that field. Waited 10 more minutes - nothing. Started frantically searching the internet, finally found the twitter feed of the team that was playing in the next game, which said that our game had gone to extras. But, no other information.
10 more minutes, nothing. I'm going nuts. How many extra innings could they play? Sent a text to my son; finally, about half an hour later, I start getting texts from him:
Me: So what happened? I lost it in the 6th
Son: Our pitcher let them tie it in the 7th
Me: And then?
Son: And then me and the other team's reliever both came in in the 8th
Me: And then?
Son: And I struck out the side
Son: Then the game was over
Son: Because we won 8-6
Son: And then the other pitcher gave up 2 runs in the 11th
Me: Oh, you mean you pitched 8-11?
Son: The other pitcher came in to pitch for them in the 8th and I came in to pitch for us
Son: And we both threw until the 11th
Me: Do you mean you had all strikeouts for 4 innings?
Son: No just the 11th
What a game to miss.