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What TV can teach us: Baseball - VIDEOS

by Adam Finley, posted Apr 7th 2007 11:04AM

baseballThis is the third installment of my two-part series in which I turn to that great teaching tool known as television in order to enlighten both myself and my readers on various subjects.

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.

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That's funny, I almost used a clip from that cartoon. No kidding.


April 07 2007 at 1:21 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply


Everything I learned about baseball, I learned from the above video. Like how the best team ever assembled was one rabbit playing all nine positions.


April 07 2007 at 1:16 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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