a [very short] commentary by robin marie
(apologies go out beforehand to shanna & jenny. you will not like this post!)
everyone looks forward to the 7th inning. they get to stand up and stretch and they get to sing at the top of their lungs. they are so excited about baseball even if they really aren’t. it is an energizing climax. a great ending point. but for some reason baseball thinks it needs to keep going for two more innings. well now that i think of it… baseball could even switch the stretch/singing to the 5th inning and then end in the 7th. plus, it will help all of those of us with SSAS (short sports attention spans) enjoy the game more. and by benefiting us with SSAS it will also greatly enhance the experience of our die hard baseball lover friends and family members. perfect idea. i’ll pass it along to mr. selig. i’m sure he’ll appreciate my interest.
on a side note… i have a pretty funny history with the mariners. in college during my “kbyu” days i was doing the sports report for my very first (and last) time ever. i was reading the teleprompter and as i read mariners i said “maREEners” to the utter shock of everyone in the studio. laughter erupted. but i kept my cool on air. unfortunately i have never lived down that drastic sports faux pax. ironically i now live in the city of the maREEners, but i pronounce it correctly now.
another example of just how out of the baseball loop i am… at my very first mariners game this season i decided that ichiro was my favorite player. i liked his name. i liked that he was japanese. i liked the little video they would play periodically of him with a little burst of flames behind him showing all the times he stole bases. and i especially liked the song he picked to play when his picture is up on the big screen. so it was settled, i was an ichiro suzuki fan. little did i know that he was kind of a big deal.
p.s. i promise not to throw a tantrum like the catty girl on big brother regarding my picture above… although i do hope it is not representative of how i actually look!