The Los Angeles Dodgers started NLCS Game 4 against the Milwaukee at 6:10 p.m. PDT on Tuesday.
A little less than two hours later, the Golden State Warriors opened their NBA season against the Oklahoma City Thunder, preceded by a ring ceremony featuring glow sticks dropping from the ceiling and elaborate reversible jewelry.
After the Warriors dispatched the Thunder, Kerr entered the press room urging for brevity so he could find a TV to watch his Dodgers, who were locked in a 1-1 tie more than four hours after the game started.
Steve Kerr, Dodgers fan, enters press conference: "Let's make this quick, the baseball game is in extra innings."
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) October 17, 2018
There was no need to hurry. Manny Machado wouldn’t score the game-winning run in the 13th inning for almost another hour in a game that lasted five hours and 15 minutes and ended at 11:25 p.m. PDT. For those doing that math, that meant it was over at 2:25 a.m. EDT.
Not great for baseball
For a game struggling to vie for the attention span of an increasingly attention-deficit populous with brains scrambled by the instant-gratification screens in their collective pockets, this was not a great look for baseball.
Was it a thrilling end to a high-stakes game? Yeah. Did anybody stay up a watch it? We won’t know the ratings until Wednesday.
But Kerr had time to watch it. So good for him.
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