A typical response to why someone is not a baseball fan is because the game is too slow and boring.
If they only knew that baseball loves drama.
Right now, it could not be more of a soap opera. Teams are soaring when they should be collapsing, and vice versa.
Here is my list (in dramatic order) of the top five craziest things currently going on in the MLB:
(1) The Mets are winning! Yes, it is true the team is in the middle of a five game win streak. Mets fans must be in utter shock, and I can promise you most are not falling for this yet. What makes this seem AMAZIN’ is they have shut down a team that has been to the World Series the last two seasons. Their division rivals, the Philadelphia Phillies.
Not just once, or twice but three times in a row and not allowing a run to score. This is by far #1 and basically could be the only event and it would be a satisfactory list.
(2) The Red Sox, who looked pretty much a lost cause this season, took a series from the mighty Tampa Bay Rays.
Trust me, if your not a baseball fan just know that this is HUGE. The AL East might be the toughest division race in the history of baseball. Thank god the Baltimore Orioles still stink because it is already crazy enough. From here on out every game played by the Blue Jays, Yankees, Red Sox and Rays has no room for error.
(3) The umpires jobs are to make judgments regarding play, and to make sure both teams are following the rules of conduct. This year umpires are making terrible calls and very obviously too. Never have there been this many umpire issues.
It started opening day when umpire Joe West complained about the game’s length being to long, between the Yankees and Red Sox. It’s pathetic and embarrassing. They take too long to play. It is a disgrace to baseball. Way to honor the biggest rivalry in sports and such a nice start to the season. Continue reading ‘Baseball’s Top Five Craziest Current Events’ »