Despite what the Tweeter-In-Chief says, most reporters who don’t work for Breitbart really do try to get the facts as correctly as possible. This is especially true when it comes to something highly important to national security, like baseball. However, no one, including Dan Rather and yours truly, is perfect. That’s why it is vital to have zealous fact checkers out there to set us straight. Today, we will salute these people who have relatively unimportant jobs like heart surgery and jet engine repair and present to our readers some of the issues that they have helped us with to our everlasting delight.
First, we have Lester from Salem Oregon:Say, Mr. Anarchy, you were really kind of a dork when you were complaining about the commissioner of MLB. His name is actually Rob Manfred, not Manfred Mann. Thanks, Lester. I think I was blinded by the light.
Carolyn from Zelienople, Pennsylvania was also helpful. You dismissed the idea of starting an extra inning with a runner on at second base as though it was ridiculous. Now the smart people in charge of the minor leagues are going to do just that. Now, say if if Aaron Judge makes the last out of the ninth inning he can be at second with Gary Sanchez leading off the tenth. That makes a lot of sense to those of us who have to be up at 5 AM the next morning to drive a bus. Gosh, Carolyn, I hadn’t thought of that. Back when I was a bus driver, if I had been out late drinking the night before, I would just stay up all night, at least until I punched the time clock. You’re right. The integrity of the game means nothing compared to having alert, sober drivers on our roads.
Hector from Chicago, Illinois made a very important point. Your disdain for the use of designated hitters and closers reveals more about you being set in your ways and inflexible about change, which is a natural occurrence as we age, than it does about the needs of the baseball consuming public. Get with it! If MLB was run by old fogies like you, we’d probably still have spitballs and no batting helmets. Not all change is bad, Gramps. That is so perfectly correct, Hector. For instance, now, whenever I see Alex Rodriguez an my immobile device, I change the channel.
Finally, Ivanka from Moscow, Idaho was refreshingly honest. So there you were saying that Barry Bonds ought to be in the Hall of Fame after all but many of us think these criminals should pay back everything they made while they were cheating and be banned from working in baseball ever again. At least Pete Rose never cheated. Ivanka, I think that’s a safe bet.