I didn't know this was as a result of a rain delay. I had a poker night last night and only heard that Maddux was taken out in the 6th with a no hitter. Makes more sense now.
|"After two or three innings, you can sit around for an hour and go back out there," Maddux (10-11) said. "I've done that, but after six innings, I've never done that. In this ballpark, two runs is nothing, and they've got a lot of guys who can hit it out."|
Dodgers manager Grady Little said decision like those "are all about the clock and the man."
"After 45 minutes, we didn't want to take a chance," Little said. "He said he had a no-hitter in Little League that would last him the rest of his life. We have priorities now."
This explains it... and it makes perfect sense. I love the class that is Greg Maddux. The Little League no hitter is enough for Greg for the rest of his life. Were I manager, I would have laughed at that comment til I peed my pants.