The seventh inning stretch

Aren't they just a little bit bored?

Aren't they just a little bit bored?

Recently I found out that between the two halves of the seventh inning of a baseball game, everything stops, and the whole crowd gets up and stretches, and they play “Take me out to the ball game” and other traditional songs.

I know you already knew this, because apparently just about everyone but me does. I had heard of the seventh inning stretch, but I honestly thought it was called that because that’s about the time when everyone started to get bored, so it seemed like it went on forever. The seventh inning stretch.

I somehow managed to miss learning this information despite having lived half a lifetime in the country whose national pastime baseball, supposedly, is. Okay, so I’m not into team sports, and my friends tend to be readers, not sports fans.

Still, though. I’m educated, well read, and (I thought) pretty well informed. How does that happen?

And what else don’t I know?

3 Responses to “The seventh inning stretch”

  1. absurdbeats Says:

    Hat trick: 3 goals by one player.

    Sounds like it should have something to do with a rabbit, doesn’t it?

    Oh, and the sport is hockey.

  2. soundofrain Says:

    They have hat tricks in soccer/football, too. Naturally, when I first heard of them, I thought it must have something to do with the way they hit the ball off the top of their heads.

    We do the best we can to make sense of the world. 🙂

  3. absurdbeats Says:

    Oh! And what about ‘sudden death’?

    Great phrase, that.

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