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Baseball in 150 words or less

Postby Matthias » Mon Apr 20, 2009 9:56 am

John Dickerson over at Slate is having a contest on the best write-up definition of baseball in 150 words or less (he's been trying to explain the game to his 6-year-old son but his son loses attention).

Maybe some Cafe'ers could give it a try.
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Re: Baseball in 150 words or less

Postby jake_twothousandfive » Mon Apr 20, 2009 1:34 pm

Sounds difficult. Any definition would have to leave plenty of things out to stay in the 150 word limit and if it's too detailed a 6-year-old wouldn't be able to follow it.

I might try it if I have some time tonight, but I'd have to put some thought into it. Right now I'm not even sure of a good way to start it off.

Props to anyone who can do this effectively. ;-D
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Re: Baseball in 150 words or less

Postby Yoda » Mon Apr 20, 2009 2:50 pm

have you theen my batheball?
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Re: Baseball in 150 words or less

Postby j24jags » Mon Apr 20, 2009 4:58 pm

Sounds hard but could be fun, curious to see the winner ;-D
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Re: Baseball in 150 words or less

Postby The_Show » Mon Apr 20, 2009 5:25 pm

150 words might be enough to explain how to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, but baseball? I know I can't do it.

Should be interesting to see the winner though.
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Re: Baseball in 150 words or less

Postby Neato Torpedo » Mon Apr 20, 2009 5:30 pm

Baseball according to ESPN:

Beckett Delcarmen Jones Lester Lopez Masterson Okajima Papelbon Penny Ramirez Saito Wakefield Kottaras Varitek Green Lowell Pedroia Velazquez Youkilis Baldelli Bay Carter Drew Ellsbury Ortiz Lowrie Lugo Matsukaza Smoltz Kotsay Van Every Albaladejo Bruney Burnett Chamberlain Coke Jackson Marte Pettitte Ramirez Rivera Sabathia Veras Wang Molina Posada Cano Jeter Pena Ransom Teixeira Cabrera Damon Gardner Swisher Matsui Rodriguez Nady Feliciano Fossum Green Hernandez Maine Parnell Pelfrey Perez Putz Rodriguez Santana Stokes Castro Santos Castillo Cora Delgado Reyes Wright Beltran Church Murphy Reed Sheffield Tatis

84 words. Top that!
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Re: Baseball in 150 words or less

Postby Matthias » Mon Apr 20, 2009 5:33 pm

Neato Torpedo wrote:Baseball according to ESPN:

Beckett Delcarmen Jones Lester Lopez Masterson Okajima Papelbon Penny Ramirez Saito Wakefield Kottaras Varitek Green Lowell Pedroia Velazquez Youkilis Baldelli Bay Carter Drew Ellsbury Ortiz Lowrie Lugo Matsukaza Smoltz Kotsay Van Every Albaladejo Bruney Burnett Chamberlain Coke Jackson Marte Pettitte Ramirez Rivera Sabathia Veras Wang Molina Posada Cano Jeter Pena Ransom Teixeira Cabrera Damon Gardner Swisher Matsui Rodriguez Nady Feliciano Fossum Green Hernandez Maine Parnell Pelfrey Perez Putz Rodriguez Santana Stokes Castro Santos Castillo Cora Delgado Reyes Wright Beltran Church Murphy Reed Sheffield Tatis

84 words. Top that!

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Re: Baseball in 150 words or less

Postby AquaMan2342 » Mon Apr 20, 2009 5:35 pm

Neato Torpedo wrote:Baseball according to ESPN:

Beckett Delcarmen Jones Lester Lopez Masterson Okajima Papelbon Penny Ramirez Saito Wakefield Kottaras Varitek Green Lowell Pedroia Velazquez Youkilis Baldelli Bay Carter Drew Ellsbury Ortiz Lowrie Lugo Matsukaza Smoltz Kotsay Van Every Albaladejo Bruney Burnett Chamberlain Coke Jackson Marte Pettitte Ramirez Rivera Sabathia Veras Wang Molina Posada Cano Jeter Pena Ransom Teixeira Cabrera Damon Gardner Swisher Matsui Rodriguez Nady Feliciano Fossum Green Hernandez Maine Parnell Pelfrey Perez Putz Rodriguez Santana Stokes Castro Santos Castillo Cora Delgado Reyes Wright Beltran Church Murphy Reed Sheffield Tatis

84 words. Top that!


lol. You should win.
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Re: Baseball in 150 words or less

Postby SJNez46 » Mon Apr 20, 2009 5:46 pm

Yoda wrote:have you theen my batheball?

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Re: Baseball in 150 words or less

Postby Tavish » Wed Apr 22, 2009 2:47 pm

Chicks dig the longball
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