Thursday, February 9, 2017
Now for something I really care about. That stupid Cleveland Indians logo of a smiling Chief Wahoo has got to go. And it will. Cuz racism is still not cool despite the 2016 election.
No thats not it. That logo is toast. Only white guys who think political correctness means they arent supposed to be openly racist and gawdammit they will be racist any damn time they want to cuz some of their best friends are Injuns and shit will cling to the Chief. Much like the Washington football team clings to its racial slur nickname. An actual racial slur is an "honor". Hoo boy thats just precious, racial slur fans.
No no the real horror is that baseball will "experiment" in rookie leagues and Class A ball with a new way to speed up games. If a game goes into extra innings, a runner is placed on second base to start the inning. Ok now, the problem with this XFL type bullshit is twofold. First of all, the game has already gone on too long by the time you get to the 10th inning. Second of all, 75% of the crowd has already gone home. Only the real fans stay and the real fans dont want you fucking around with the most perfect sport ever invented.
Look, baseball powers that be. Ive been watching this sport since I was 7 years old and my Dad took me to Wrigley Field. I fell in love with it then. Please dont fuck this love affair up.
Trying to speed up a sport that DOES take too long by jacking with the rules is so football like. Football is the most popular sport in this country for a variety of reasons. Betting and violence and the fact its held once a week on weekends. Thats about it. Watching a sport which lasts an hour officially, 3-4 hours in real time, and features about 5 minutes of actual play baffles me. I personally find it rather tedious. But they screw with the rules constantly, mostly because its fans are usually hammered and dont notice. But baseball? Stop!
Look baseball is way too long. The reason is simple. Capitalism. The TV people have made a game that lasted 2 to 2.5 hours when I was a kid (or 90 minutes if Bob Gibson was pitching) to a 3-4 hour endurance test because of their endless commercials. Well we know tgaht isnt going to stop so what else can we do? Oh yeah, enforce the actual fucking rules. You know........this rule
"When the bases are unoccupied, the pitcher shall deliver the ball to the batter within 12 seconds after he receives the ball. Each time the pitcher delays the game by violating this rule, the umpire shall call “Ball.”
Period. Enforce it. Pitchers bitch and eventually adapt about the 20th time they get a ball call. Baseball players not the smartest athletes after all.
If you enforce that rule, baseball morons in charge, the game goes back to what it was. 2 hours of bliss. Thank you and when do pitchers and catchers report?