Found August 22, 2013 on isportsweb.com:
PLAYERS: Elvis Andrus
TEAMS: Texas Rangers
Yesterday, while bugging a friend of mine to come hang out instead of watching his favorite MLS team play, I received the following text message: “Please! You are the guy who watches a sport which doesn’t have a time limit. My game will be over soon.” Well, he does have a point. As George Carlin once said while comparing football and baseball, “Football is rigidly timed, and it will end even if we’ve got to go to sudden death but baseball has no time limit: we don’t know when it’s gonna end. We might have extra innings!” While these two examples are blatant stabs at America’s favorite pastime it is obvious to all baseball fans that the lack of a time limit on our games is what gives the sport its excitement. Because we do not have a set time at which the game needs to end, the players can continue to battle back and forth until a victor emerges from the wreckage of scoreless inning after scoreless inning. The most memorable way for this to occur is by a method which the Texas Ranger...
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