Wednesday, April 9, 2008

You know what I hate?

Every single time there's a hit batsman now, the announcers are quick to debate whether or not said HBP was intentional even when it's completely obvious that it's not. In the Indians/Angels game, Travis Hafner just got hit (well, his jersey did) in the 9th inning, with the Indians trailing by four. Here was the exchange:

Dude: Well, the first thing that comes to mind is that Hafner hit that home run of Speier last night.

Former player: But I doubt that one was on purpose.

Dude: Yeah, I don't think, in this situation, you'd hit him on purpose. You're up four runs in the ninth.

FP: You don't want to hit him in this situation. You just want to get the win, that's the best revenge.

Dude (looking at replay): Yeah, that definitely wasn't on purpose.

This happens every time. Can't we just acknowledge it's hard to throw a baseball into an invisible area the size of a Stratego box, and not overreact when someone gets hit like it always needs to be explained? Let the players react and f*cking call the real game.

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