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Friday, May 01, 2009

The Top 10 Reasons Why Baseball Rules

  1. It's THE American sport, once known simply as the National Pastime.

  2. There's no instant replay - Umpires often get it wrong, badly, and life goes on.

  3. There is no clock. They play till someone wins.

  4. It's better on radio than TV. The announcers don't shout unless something really important happens, which isn't that often

  5. The announcer are sometimes national icons. I grew up with Harry Carey in St. Louis. Note the following Harry Careyisms:

    a. "It might be, it could be, it is, A Home Run" Then there's the variation.

    b. "It might be, it could be, ... a fowl ball.

    c. "Hello again, everybody. It's a bee-yooo-tiful day for baseball.

    d. "Whole-leee cow!" - He said this a lot.

    e. Take Me Out To The Ball Game)as only Harry could sing it.

  6. Its got its own song.

  7. Its buried itself in the English language. Have you ever gotten to first base?, second base, or even scored? (excluding Jack)

  8. They play it in a park.

  9. Sleeping during the game is acceptable.

  10. There's no crying in baseball.

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