The rain shortened 3-inning World Series game last night between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Tampa Bay Rays was almost short enough and interesting enough for Ray Marks to watch. The Charleston South Carolina native picked up the controller and considered changing the channel from the NBA basketball he was watching to baseball, but then couldn't do it.
"I just got scared," said Marks. "I really said, maybe with only three innings, the possible championship crowning game, and two teams that really deserve a win, I could watch some baseball. But, it just wasn't quite enough. At one point I attempted to make it down the dial to Fox, but I got distracted by a repeat of Deal Or No Deal on the way through the channels. This woman was totally freaking out about whether she should take a deal! It was crazier than baseball ever could have been! I eventually made my way to FOX, but they were in the middle of a pitching change. So, I tried flipping over a couple times during the Phoenix-San Antonio game, but each time they were just changing pitchers. I think that happened each of the 20 times when I tried to watch."
Marks says while there wasn't quite enough to get him to tune into the sport he finds so boring, he is not ruling out viewing in the future. He says that maybe if there is ever a 1-inning game, during a game 7, and the losing team dies, then he might find it interesting enough to tune in.
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