Originally Posted by OrangeSe7en
I was watching the highlights from yesterdays games and a few of my pet peeves surfaced.
1- There were two significant extra inning games yesterday. This prompted the espn anchors to use the term, "free baseball". Sorry, but when you buy a ticket to a major league game, you're paying for the right to see the contest arrive at it's eventual outcome. Nothing about 9 innings is specified. Nor do announcers talk about refunds when a game is called after 6 innings.
2- The Cardinals loss yesterday put them at 40-22. People in broadcasting call this 18 games over .500. But .500 for 62 games is 31-31. So, the Cardinals are actually 9 games over .500, not 18.
I have a pet peeve of people that actually think your statement above is correct in baseball talk. Too literal. I feel that type of talk should be in a myspace blog.