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MLB Upholds Giants Appeal: Game To Resume Thursday

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For the first time since 1986, MLB has upheld a protest.

Brian Kersey

Gordon Wittenmyer broke the news:

I don't really know what to say about this except that it seems that common sense prevailed. From multiple accounts on Twitter, the Cubs didn't challenge the protest and in fact supported the Giants claims. You wonder if that would have been true if the game actually meant anything for the Cubs.  That undoubtedly was a big factor in the decision.

One has to wonder what kind of a precedent this sets for future games and what it means for that Yankees/Rangers game a few weeks ago. (Almost certainly nothing, since the time has long past for that to be changed. But the Rangers and other teams in the AL Wild Card chase can't be happy).

Anyway, the early word is that tomorrow's game will continue at 4:05. The Cubs will be leading 2-0 in the bottom of the fifth.

Play on.