I know a lot of people think baseball is boring, and honestly, much of the time it is. And then there's last night's Phillies-Reds game which ended at 1:19 AM this morning when the Phils took a 4-3 win in extra innings on a bases loaded sacrifice fly. The winning pitcher? Second baseman Wilson Valdez, who notched three outs on ten pitches in the top of the 19th after the Phils ran out of pitchers, becoming the first player to start in the field and win the same game on the mound since Babe Ruth did it 90 years ago.
There's a reason why more movies have been made about baseball than any other sport: More than any other sport, baseball is theater. And while most theater sucks, when it's good, it's great.