If you’re just now waking up and wondering what exactly happened in Game 3 of the World Series, you’re not alone. After seven hours, 20 minutes and 18 innings there’s quite a bit to unpack. The short version is that the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Boston Red Sox, 3-2, giving LA a chance at evening the series at two apiece in Game 4 on Saturday night.
Yet not everyone has fully recovered from the marathon that was Game 3. The Internet certainly hasn’t. It’s now become a place divided by those who witnessed each glorious inning and those are still piecing together how it stretched on for so long.
Here’s a snapshot of Baseball Twitter following the longest game in World Series history:
i hope they just go ahead and start game 4 in the 9th inning and go from there
— Shea Serrano (@SheaSerrano) October 27, 2018
Ken Burns just turned it off. Too long.
— Mark Whicker (@MWhicker03LANG) October 27, 2018
@joe_sheehan: “If you’ve gone to bed, turn the game back on!”>
Wow, I must have missed a good ending after I went to bed at the end of the 8th
HOLY HELL WHAT HAPPENED
— Rany Jazayerli (@jazayerli) October 27, 2018
— Lauren Holly (@LaurenHolly) October 27, 2018
My favorite thing the morning after an 18-inning #WorldSeries game is to try to figure out what all of those frustrated game reaction tweets were actually about…
— Ben McKee (@BenMcKee) October 27, 2018
Mad respect for the Red Sox, it takes two full games to just get “one” win over those %*@$ers. FWIW, my last memory pre sleep was getting out of the top of the 18th. Let’s make it 2-2 tonight. #GoDodgers
— Chuck Todd (@chucktodd) October 27, 2018
— Jason Gay (@jasongay) October 27, 2018
Woke up this morning legitimately wondering if the World Series game was still on.
— Tricia Whitaker (@TriciaWhitaker) October 27, 2018
And that’s barely scratching the surface of the levels of madness that took place in Los Angeles on Friday night. There’s still Ian Kinsler’s stomach-turning error in the 13th inning, Jackie Bradley Jr. launching a home run off Kenley Jansen in the eighth inning to tie the game and Walker Buehler’s wizardry on the mound in his World Series start.
All of it led to an instant classic of a ballgame that would be thrilling to rewatch if doing so didn’t take longer than a flight from New York to London.
Thankfully, it doesn’t seem like the Internet will be forgetting about this game anytime soon.
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Blake Schuster is a writer for Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at email@example.com or follow him on Twitter! Follow @Schustee
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