Just when you think you have seen it all, the great game of baseball shows you something new and completely different.
Take tonight's game/telecast.
The Colorado Rockies beat the St. Louis Cardinals 12-9 with a walk-off homerun in the bottom of the ninth inning.
Been there, done that.
Walk-off homeruns, although rare, occasionally occur and are really not something new and completely different.
However, a walk-off homerun that caps off a 9-run bottom of the ninth comeback is definitely something new and surely something different.
That's right, the Rockies scored 9 runs in the bottom of the ninth with only 1 out registered to beat the Cardinals.
There was something else that occurred in tonight's telecast that I guarantee you has never been seen before on any baseball telecast.
You notice that I said telecast instead of game.
The scheduled start of the game was 6:40 but, with rain in the area, the scheduled start was pushed back to 7:10.
This delay was officially called a rain delay. However, the tarp was not on the field and there was barely a mist falling.
Yes, we have all seen rain delays where the teams could have been playing.
How many times have you said, "It's barely raining, why aren't they playing?"
So this rain delay was not really something new and completely different.
However, what occurred during the delay was certainly something new and completely different.
As we returned to the game/telecast from the rain delay with no rain programming, we aired something that has never before been seen on MLB television.
What was the Coors Field grounds crew doing during the rain delay?
The Coors Field grounds crew was watering the field during the rain delay.
Watering the field during a rain delay with no rain is certainly something new and completely different.
A nine-run bottom of the ninth capped off by a walk-off homerun is also something new and completely different.
Believe me, I enjoyed the watering of the field better than the nine run bottom of the ninth.