Sunday, June 29, 2008

WHY BASEBALL RULES

Baseball rules because you can't predict it. Instead of having a clock to tell you when the game is going to end, you have 27 (or 24, or more than 27, depending) outs to get through. If that takes two hours, super. If it takes six hours, super. Furthermore, baseball is so full of quirky parks and quirky rules that there is always a chance to see something you've never seen before.

For instance, last night Jered (sic) Weaver and his Angels lost to the Dodgers. The Angels were the visiting team. Weaver did not give up a hit. Neither did the relief pitcher who took over for him in the seventh inning. However, in the fifth inning a Dodger reached base on an error and eventually scored. No Angel scored a run. The result, for the third time since 1961 a team lost after not giving up a hit. Oh, and this was not a no hitter. Baseball has a rule that a no hitter has to be for at least nine innings (27 outs). Since the home team Dodgers won, they did not bat in the ninth and thus made only 24 outs. That is why baseball rules. Oh, and go ahead and click all of the Angels links.

By the way, check this out. This, if true, is the most amazing thing I have ever heard.

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