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Thursday, February 09, 2006

On Baseball - Part 1


As the grapefruit baseball season approaches, I am trying to decide which team will be my favorite this year. It is so difficult to pick a horse, so to speak, without knowing how the team's won-loss records are going to look at the end of the campaign. So I think I'll defer that choice for now.

But, regarding baseball I do have this observation to share:
  • When a person says, of a baseball player who has not had any of his at-bats end in outs or in reaching base on a fielder's choice or error, that such a player is "batting a thousand," that is just simply an incorrect statement. The player has a batting average of 1.000. That is ONE, not "a thousand."

Given this alarming bit of mis-information, it is no wonder kids these days are having so much trouble with numbers.

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2 Comments:

Blogger The Velvet Fog said...

You could always start out rooting for the Yankees. I think that is what I'll do this year. It seems like a safe pick for starters.

2:44 PM, February 09, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll wait till the end of the year and root for whoever is ahead.

Jack and cokes all around

2:08 PM, February 10, 2006  

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