After the Monday game against Chicago, with the attending, shall we say, interesting, strike zone, I thought I'd dust off and recycle this blast from the past: *
pronounced strike ĕh (tip of the cap to our northern neighbors) zoid
antecedent: strike zone
Definition: a curious shape that defies normal geometric conventions. This shape, which changes from minute to minute, is designed to drive both batters and fans insane. In fact, this shape, while correctly known as a "strikezoid" is often confused with the "strike zone." However, since strike zones are rectangular in shape, the distinction quickly becomes obvious. (although, someone did point out that, in fact, a true "strike zone" has 7 sides. But, adding up all those sides is math and we all know math is verboten game threads. Unless it isn't)
Back to the subject at hand: strikezoid. It has become apparent the umpires have designed a new shape for the strike zone. Henceforth known as the "strikezoid."
Curiously, the strikezoid seems to be somewhat of a shape shifter, favoring first one team, then the other. I'm not sure why this is, however, I'm just your humble observer and offer no explanations.
*Also trying to appease the Thread Writers Guild. They seem to take electron quotas very seriously!
With that, on to Detroit, a team that is showing signs of life, if one defines "life" as the same reading given by an electrocardiogram attached to a bowl of jello.
We should have a great game to watch this evening. And, by great game, a game in which the Twins turn Detroit into rubble and make the rubble bounce.
And now, for some stuff to think about. Okay, maybe not ponder so much as, reader poll! (Yes, I am trying to find out if anyone actually reads this stuff!)
1. Classic horror films: Dracula or Frankenstein?
2. Classic Screen beauties: Grace Kelly or Ingrid Bergman?
3. Classic Screen Presence: John Wayne or Cary Grant?
4. Classic Big Band Singers: Nat King Cole or Frank Sinatra?
5. Play ball!