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Commish would not have allowed Phils to get rain-shortened win

Updated: October 28, 2008, 2:02 AM ET
Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA -- Bud Selig was determined there wouldn't be a rain-shortened World Series game on his watch.

Selig met in the umpires' room with officials of both teams an hour before the start of Game 5 on Monday night and told them no matter how long it took, the game would not be cut short.

"I was not going to allow that to happen," he said, clutching a rule book in his left hand.

When the Phillies and Rays were suspended with the score 2-2 after 5 innings Monday night, Selig ...

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