Saturday, February 28, 2009

25 random things

I participated in the "25 Things About Me" experiment on facebook and quickly discovered that there are not 25 actually interesting things about me. Chances are, it's even less likely that there are 25 actually interesting things about me related to baseball. But following the lead of some other bloggers (and in the spirit of fun projects to keep me entertained and out of trouble), I've decided to make a list for my bog. I'm going to change it up a little, though. This will be an all-encompassing list, containing some of the things I most like about baseball, some of the things I most like about the Cardinals, what I'm most looking forward to this year, maybe a few nuggets about me, and of course, my favorite players and personnel.

After much consideration (and a lot of procrastination), I've decided to draw this out a little. I'm not going to give you all 25 items at once, but rather, one or two (or three) at a time. This accomplishes two goals: (1) it keeps all you readers intrigued and coming back for more, and (2) it means I can be lazy and write as little as possible. It's a win-win.

Ready? I'll start things off with...
Things I most like about baseball (did I mention these are in no particular order?)

1. The rule of THREEs. I find it absolutely fascinating how baseball's rules and measurements are mostly all divisible by 3.
3 bases, 9 players, 9 innings, 3 outs per inning, 3 strikes is an out, 90 feet to first base, 60 feet 6 inches between the mound and home plate, et cetera,
which leads me to...
Things that most bother me about baseball

2. The fact that a base on balls requires FOUR pitches.

3. The recent decision to allow umpires to review home run rulings with instant replay.

More later.