Josh Reddick rushed out of the ballpark, more eager than ever to get home from yet another extra-long work day.
Extra innings, that is. And a lot of them.
Who could blame Reddick for his swift departure? He had played the equivalent of a day-night doubleheader, minus the break in between. Oakland teammate Brandon Moss followed closely behind en route to the exit Thursday night after a 3-2 victory in 18 innings over the New York Yankees that gave the A's a hard-earned series sweep.
Clubs across the major leagues have been going the distance this year in some memorable, downright exhausting performances from coast to coast.
There were three extra-innings games Thursday alone to bring the season total to 110, and each of those Thursday lasted at least 13 innings.