I’m just going to come out and say it: I hate baseball.
I can’t stand anything about it.
I’ve tried and I’ve tried to get into it, and it just never works. The thing is, I love pretty much every other sport there is: football, basketball, hockey, golf, tennis, that weird game they play in England that’s kind of like baseball but not really.
And the reason I hate baseball is not unique at all, I just find it extremely boring.
For those of you who don’t like sports (freaks), here’s what happens during a baseball game:
A batter walks up to the plate, then stands there. The pitcher stands there looking at the catcher. Both scratch themselves. Two minutes pass. The pitcher throws to the batter, who swings and misses. They both decide that they better stand around some more before anything crazy, like some fucking action, happens again. Two minutes pass.
This process repeats itself over and over again until someone wins or another team forfeits because their shortstop fell asleep.
Yes, sometimes there is a home run or a nice defensive play, but those things – those things that are the only thing fun about baseball – happen about three times a game.
It is the most boring sport ever.
I know what you’re thinking now. “Oh but you have to go to a game, it’s so much more fun!” No. No it’s not. Here’s a news flash – all sports are more fun to watch live! If baseball is already boring as hell, a live game is just above boring as hell, which is about the equivalent of eating lettuce, but you spiced it up with some salt!
Baseball is so terrible, that they even incorporate a period of time (the seventh inning stretch) so that people – because they’re bored out of their fucking minds – can stand up and remember what it means to be alive again!
So come on now – call me anti-American or whatever the fuck people always say when I tell them I hate baseball, I can take it.
It can’t be worse than having to watch a game.