Whitey Herzog: “TV Start Times Aren’t Fair With Nasty Conditions”

Busch StadiumHall of Fame manager Whitey Herzog, knowing the shadows at Busch Stadium would create nasty conditions for the hitters, says the starting time is a travesty for Game 2 of the National League Championship Series Saturday between the Los Angeles Dodgers and St. Louis Cardinals.

The game began at 4 p.m. [ET], and the pitchers’ mound was in the sun, and the batters’ box in the shadows, the first two full innings.

“You play all year when they make sure you don’t play under those conditions,” Herzog told USA TODAY Sports, “so why do you start now? Here we are, letting TV dictate what time the games starts. It’s not fair. You watch, the left fielder is going to have a hell of a time, as well as the hitters.”

Source: Bob Nightengale, USA Today Sports