What TV can teach us: Baseball - VIDEOS
Today, we look at baseball, which I know absolutely nothing about. In fact, here's a true exchange that took place on my first day of summer youth baseball:
Coach: Adam, you take right field.
Me: What's right field?
Here's just a small sample of what I've learned about this great sport, thanks to TV:
Your basic baseball match is played as follows:
A player grabs a random woman and runs to a nearby funeral. He then smashes his face into a tree and falls off a cliff. I haven't quite figured out how scoring works.
Baseball players are some of the most powerful creatures on the planet, and as the above video proves, the mere force of wind from a baseball can actually injure another player without the baseball actually coming into contact with the body. Statistics show that at least seven players are killed at every major league baseball game for this very reason.
However, baseball is not all face smashing and elbow injuries. In fact, baseball players can be extremely amorous, as this video demonstrates. Notice that about one minute into the above clip, the players' love for one another reaches such a crescendo that they actually stop playing and all run out onto the field to hug one another. How many times does that happen in basketball? Not nearly enough, I can tell you that.
I hope this lesson was informative, and here's hoping the Brooklyn Colts take home the Stanley Cup this year.