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 Post subject: No-save day
PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2006 10:39 am 
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The AP wrote:
NEW YORK -- There was no saving baseball during a wild Saturday full of blowouts and walk-off wins.

It marked the first time in nearly three decades a full day of major league games were played without a save recorded.

There were six blown saves in the 15-game schedule, including two each in Pittsburgh's 7-6 victory over Washington, and Cincinnati's 3-2 win against Colorado. The Nationals and Reds both won with ninth-inning rallies.

The last time baseball went a complete day without a save was Sept. 15, 1978, when all 26 teams were in action during a 14-game schedule -- including a doubleheader, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.


Meaningless, but fun.


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Heh. And here I was thinking you were flagging the errors in there. I see two, not least of which is that the writer contradicts himself quite nicely. (He had it right and then screwed it up.)


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I see one (arguable) error, but I don't see a contradiction. Can you enlighten me?


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You don't see the contradiction?

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There were six blown saves in the 15-game schedule, including two each in Pittsburgh's 7-6 victory over Washington, and Cincinnati's 3-2 win against Colorado. The Nationals and Reds both won with ninth-inning rallies.


Washington is the Nationals, who lost that game.


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SusanV wrote:
Heh. And here I was thinking you were flagging the errors in there. I see two, not least of which is that the writer contradicts himself quite nicely. (He had it right and then screwed it up.)


Um, yeah! That's what I meant! "No save" by AP's copy editors. Glad someone got the joke.

Cough.

In my defense, I didn't really read the third graf. I only included it because I wanted to include the fourth. Good catch, though.


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SusanV wrote:
You don't see the contradiction?

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There were six blown saves in the 15-game schedule, including two each in Pittsburgh's 7-6 victory over Washington, and Cincinnati's 3-2 win against Colorado. The Nationals and Reds both won with ninth-inning rallies.


Washington is the Nationals, who lost that game.


OK, I wasn't reading the team names closely enough. Whoops. Thanks for pointing it out.


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