Thrilled about ending a World Series game with a tie score, MLB Commissioner Bud Selig revealed last night in the post-game press conference that it has been his agenda all along to get as many key MLB games as possible to end in deadlocked scores.
"With a tie," explained Selig, "no team loses. So both teams can walk away from the field happy that they've played their hardest, and no fan turns away saddened by disappointment. For me, it's literally a win-win. Or at least, a tie-tie."
Selig revealed his master plan to the press late last evening, after calling Game 5 of the 2008 World Series with the Tampa Bay Rays and Philadelphia Phillies tied at 2 runs apiece. "My first shot at getting a key game to end in a tie was the 2002 All-Star Game," continued Selig, "and now I've gotten a World Series game to follow suit. Just wait until you see what I've got in store for the World Baseball Classic this spring!"
When a member of the press corps attempted to clarify the situation to Selig, stating that the game was only suspended and not concluded, Selig shrugged his shoulders and left the podium, muttering to himself.
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