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Friday, June 4, 2010

What it is, is Baseball.

Lots of people suddenly want baseball to be something that it’s not. Lots of people suddenly want baseball to be – gulp – football (Bill Plaschke – Commentary from the Los Angeles Times, 03 Jun 2010 8:55PM, Replay isn’t needed, perfect isn’t the point). It’s Baseball – ‘nuff said.

All this just because an Ump missed a call. It’s happened before and will happen again. We’ve probably all seen it; possibly more than once.

Any more whining and you are on the bench. We don’t need no stinkin’ replays in baseball.

For over a hundred years, we have done without replays and the game has gotten along fine. Adding replays to the game will only make it longer – a problem with only the short-sighted of us who think it goes on too long already. The game is perfect just as it is – well, maybe except for that pesky designated hitter rule in the junior circuit. That could still use some fixin’.

The game renews itself every day.

While we are at it; lets don’t go off on a tangent and decide there’s a need for an asterisk while we are at this point in time. We don’t need any stinkin’ asterisk in the record book – ‘nuff said.

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