There is such a monster in baseball. Believe it or not, you can have a tie game. It is rare, but it happened tonight in Masaya. A little background first. Masaya has been having problems with the electric company down here, so we hear. The electric company wanted to charge the team too much money for electricity for the stadium lights and scoreboard. With that being said, Masaya has chosen to play all day games. This has even included not having a powered scoreboard, or a manual one for that matter.
Masaya played Boer, the Managua based team. The night before we had Boer in Leon. That game by the way, went 18 innings, yes, there is no typo, 18! Back to Masaya. The game itself started out like any other. Pretty fast actually for their standards. We hit the proverbial wall in the 7th inning as usual. Boer had a 1 run lead, but was quickly erased by a 3 run Masaya homerun.
When we made it to the 9th, Masaya still had a 2 run lead. Boer somehow rallied back and scored 2 to tie the game. In fact they scored 3 to take the lead. Now at that point the game was pretty long and the shadows had crept over most of the field. I think you know where I am going with this. Bottom of the 9th, 2 outs, and yes, Masaya scores one to take the lead. In fact they put themselves in a position to win. By the time they scored that run, Boer had made 2 pitching changes and several trips to the mound, and it was getting darker by the second. The last Masaya batter to come to the plate popped up to third base in foul territory for the 3rd out. We had to stop the game then because of safety concerns. We're not sure what the outcome will be; it might actually be a forfeit for Boer since Masaya won't use their lights. Who knows, that's up to the league. But there you have it, for now, it's a tie game!