Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Comeback wins!

"Its not over until its over" is probably written off as just another cliched usage. If you think harder, baseball is the only team sport where this is true. Say you are down 5 runs in the bottom on the 9th and 2 outs. Technically you are still alive. The odds are long, but still positive.

American Football, Basketball, Soccer, Handball, Hockey and Rugby are all controlled by the clock. If you are down by 5 scores in the last 2 minutes, you might as well head to the bus. In Cricket, if its not time, its overs. If you are down to 7 runs required from the last ball, technically you are screwed. (barring extras, of course)

A Baseball game can be never-ending. You can't say that about other worldly things. I think I figured out the title for my book : "Time, Space and Baseball"