Who says baseball is boring?

in Sports Talk Social3 months ago


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While many people consider baseball to be a slow boring sport, every now and then something truly phenomenal happens. It serves as a reminder as to why we love this game that is called America's national past time.

One of those events happened the other night in Atlanta.

Here is the scenario. The Chicago comes come into town and are getting epically hammered by the Braves. It is the seventh inning of the game and with a score of 10 to 0 in Atlanta's favor, the Chicago coach decides to throw a Hail Mary (forgive my mixed metaphors).

To further the situation, I should mention that there is one out, one runner on first base, and Freddie Freeman the national league MVP from last year is at the plate for Atlanta.

What does Chicago do?

The Cubs coach puts their first baseman on the mound of course!

Before I continue, let's analyze this a bit. If you know baseball, you know that most of these position players probably played a little bit of everything in their High School or College days. It is very possible that Rizzo (Cubs first baseman) took his turn at pitcher in his younger years. It's also possible he started his major league career as a pitcher, but eventually got moved to the first baseman position.

Like any muscle or skill though, you tend to lose it if you don't use it. You would expect that might be the case for Rizzo.

It appeared as though it was, when he quickly threw two balls to Freeman on his first two pitches.

Then the magic of baseball happened!

Three pitches in a row, three strikes. All the MVP could do is laugh... struck out by a first baseman.

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With awesome stuff like that happening in April, who knows what the rest of the summer might bring us!

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Nope. I'm only there for the hotdogs.

I'll send you a box for the same price they charge you there! We have a minor league park where I live and they have some amazing nachos. I never even consider the hotdogs!

Yeah, I'm more of a hotdog person than nachos when it comes to the diamond.

me hubiese gustado ver el juego, pero el beisbol me parece muy entretenido y de muchas estrategias.


I would have liked to see the game, but I find baseball very entertaining and very strategic.

Didn't know this happened. Pretty amazing stuff.

That being said I think that baseball is great if you are there watching it, but terribly boring to watch on TV. Normally I will just look at the stats after the game is over. Once we are allowed to go to games again I will likely do so since my city has two teams and tickets stay cheap for one of them.

I don't mind watching it on TV, but I do agree that it is much more exciting watching it in person. If not a bit quieter. I remember the first time I went to a ball game and it was funny because you don't get all of the commentator chatter unless you take a radio. I think my dad had me bring a transistor radio to that first game so I could follow along .

me hubiese gustado ver el juego, pero el beisbol me parece muy entretenido y de muchas estrategias.


I would have liked to see the game, but I find baseball very entertaining and very strategic.

I can see both sides of the argument. I generally enjoy playing it.