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Old 06-09-2013, 03:09 PM   #222
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Originally Posted by OrangeSe7en View Post
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.
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