Most Cosmic Player
|Scoresheet Abbreviations & Symbols |
- single = double FO flyout GO ground out LO lineout W walk K strikeout HR homerun DP doubleplay E error
1B Firstbase 2B Secondbase 3B Thirdbase SS Shortstop LF Leftfield CF Centerfield RF Rightfield C Catcher P Pitcher
AB At Bat H Hit HR Homerun RBI Run Batted In B AVE Batting Average
IP Innings Pitched H Hits R Runs ER Earned Runs BB Walks K Strikeouts; W Won L Lost
Call them what you want: pundits, talking heads, puckfists, rodomontades. The fact is when they get together in a room or on the cosmic field of play, the temperature rises from all the hot air molecules. Seduced by their own voices, it is not clear whether or not they actually hear anybody else talking. So the question arises along with the hot air: who is actually listening to them? |
This particular cosmic game took over four hours to play because of all the delays instigated by the quibbling and analyzing of the participants. The Gas Bags prevailed primarily because they overwhelmed the Blow Hards offensively. One wag in the stands suggested that part of the explanation for the glut of home runs had to do with all the rhetorical wind in the stadium. Maybe, but this wind seemed only to push the Gas Bag balls out of the park. The Blow Hards didn't seem to benefit.
Not surprisingly only a few dozen masochists were left in the stands by the time of the seventh inning stretch. Most fans had already left because they were bored by the punditry.