Great news! The 2018 Major League Baseball season started this past Thursday. And I’m stoked.
Yes, I know. Some of you might suggest that, when it comes to baseball, B should be for boring. A lot of people seem to find watching baseball to be a yawner. Of course, many of these same people love watching golf. Go figure.
Sure, baseball isn’t as brutal as football. It’s not as fast-paced as basketball. It’s not as violent as hockey.
But it’s not at all boring if you take the time to really understand the game. Instead, baseball is a nuanced game. It’s a game of strategy. It’s a game of finesse.
Baseball is high drama — there’s drama with every at bat, with every pitch, every hit, every steal, every play in the field.
What can be more thrilling than a pitcher’s duel? How about a walk-off, game winning hit in the bottom of the ninth? Is there anything more exciting than an inside the park home run or a runner stealing home?
When should the manager pull the pitcher off the mound? Call for a pinch hitter? Put in a pinch runner? Call for a squeeze play or a steal?
It’s been a long winter and I’m so ready for baseball season to commence. So B is for baseball and B is for boom chuckalucka.
I’ll be back tomorrow for my C-post.