Sunday, May 13, 2007

It Ain't Over Til It's Over

I watched the end of the A's game today on TV. The A's were down 7-5 to the Indians with 2 outs and 2 strikes and nobody on in the bottom of the 9th (that's one pitch away from losing) and they won. A hit followed by a Milton Bradley homer tied it. The next two batters got hits before Jack Cust blasted a walk-off homer. The A's won 10-7.

Just another reason baseball is a better sport than football, basketball, hockey or soccer. It's the only one of these games that is never, ever over until it's finally over. Not even after the final strike is it over, because the catcher must catch the ball to make the putout.

1 comment:

  1. my favorite reason is that the performance has true statistical significance. Jack Cust may have six homers in eight games - we know there will be weeks where he will be lucky to reach two homers. But at the end of the year - he will rank just about where he belongs in the list of homers this year. Boy are Cust and Johnson hot or what.