Thursday, May 31, 2007

Sports: Part II

Home runs did happen, but only when I was in the bathroom. I am not kidding. Apparently, I would go to the bathroom and unicorns would appear on the field. Dragons would do fly-bys and aliens would land and give out free death rays. I missed all of this. It is possible that the baseball gods, knowing I would someday need to rant about this in a blog, arranged for this to happen. But I digress.

I have a couple of friends at work who are seriously into baseball. They are always talking about stats and RBIs and Earned Run Averages, and Seven Toed Rhinos, and whatnot. I have no idea what they are talking about.

I asked them once what a Designated Hitter was. They were incredulous that I did not know. Apparently it is the guy who only bats. I thought it was somebody who hit the players when the made Errors. I still like my interpretation better.

With my newly found knowledge of Designated Hitters, I sat down to watch a Mariners game. I managed about fifteen minutes. There were no homeruns, no fights, and no cheerleaders. I admit that pitching looked difficult. Throwing a ball at roughly 1000 mph (1.2 kilometers) with precision has to be tough. So props to the pitchers. I guess I am not a baseball kind-of-guy.




Leigh Kellogg said...

This reminds me of my little league experience. My team lost every game of the season, with the exception of a single pre season game against a team of older kids. How bad must they have felt?

Jason Janicki said...

We pretty much lost every game as well in all our 'Youth Sports.' But it's okay, it build character. Well, at least we learned what it was like to be beaten 27-0 in soccer.

Miranda said...

I think once you understand baceball better and have played it, it is much easier to enjoy. (Go with a bunch of friends, it helps.)when I first read your post, I really thought you wrote "Designated Hitler." I was more than slightly confused, but I am amused to think of Hitler playing baceball. (or frightened? I'm really not sure anymore.) Anyway, Love your comic, and your posts are hillairous. Keep up the good work!

Jason Janicki said...

I love 'Designated Hitler.' I will use it in a blog someday :)

Thanks for the compliments :)