Baseball is America's Past Time as everyone knows and has already posted about. I love baseball and I wish I continued to play in college, but I did not and I regret it terribly! I only stopped becuase my batting average was worse then Julio Lugo's, my fielding actually (not to toot my own horn or anything) was pretty darn flawlees. I think in that 14 years I played I only made about 10 errors. But I couldn't hit worth a dime and that depressed me more than Jason Varitek swinging the bat! That is something that I would say is a major DOWNER in baseball. I mean you can field exceptionally well, but if you can't hit you will get laughed at and be advised you are horrible and you should give up the game and you really let you team down, I could go on and on about that!
Baseball is a team sport and I love that becuase even if you mess up, you have 10 other guys who can pick you right back up. I mean look at (either, can't remember who it was) Andy Pettitte Or Mike Mussina giving up 10 runs in one game and everyone thought he would get the lose, but what did the Yankees do? They clawed right back into the game and took him off the hook! That's the beauty of the game!
Downfall of the game: MONEY. I won't play unless I get paid X amount of dollars or I am worth more then $20 million dollars a year. No this is not a diss of Manny Ramirez! Money is the root of all evil when it comes to any sport, it just seems like BASEBALL owners like Steinbrenner and Luchhino, etc spend more and more money like it's monopoly money.
Umpiring - This year it has been a major DOWNER! Horrible calls happening in every game for every team! Um, hello umps you guys all got trained the same way, so why do you call a strike 30 feet off the plate and then the next ump NOT call it?
UPPER - Fans, man you guys support teams like you wouldn't believe! Heck there are more Red Sox fans in Camden Yards when the Sox play the Orioles or when they play the Rays, Rangers, etc! I love the fans!
What do people think? I'm I off my "Rocker?"
Speaking of which, what ever happened to John Rocker?