Major League Baseball: The Joke with No Punchline

Derrick DennisContributor IJune 12, 2009

SEATTLE - SEPTEMBER 24:   A naked man runs onto the field in the fifth inning of the game between the Oakland A's and the Seattle Mariners on September 24, 2002 at Safeco Field in Seattle, Washington.  A security gaurd (foreground) slips and falls attemting to tackle the man.  The Mariners defeated the A's 8-7.  (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

You know if you’re a runningback in the NFL and you ran for 100 yards in a game, how many yards did you run for? 100 yards, if you were outside and it was raining or if it was inside on the turf it was still 100 yards.

Now if you play baseball and you hit a home run, how many feet was it? Depends on the ballpark right? Why? Why is it that some parks have huge walls while others have short ones, some are far back and some are up closer?

The announcers call them hitters parks or pitchers parks but you don’t see that anywhere else, the NBA doesn’t have point guard courts and center courts. While everybody is worried about people taking steroids killing the credibility of the game what they fail to realize is the game has no credibility to begin with.

Chill out people, relax, baseball isn’t going anywhere, Americas most boring sport has a long life ahead of it, yeah, a long double standard filled, judgmental life.

Are you seriously going to sit here and tell me that admitted drug attics, KKK members, wife beaters, and guys who admit to taking speed while playing deserve to be in the hall of fame but if you bet on baseball you’re the baseball equivalent of the anti-Christ?

Let's see KKK member or the guy who bet on baseball, the guy who took speed or the guy who took roids, the spitballer or the batter with the corked bat. Then on top of everything else you’ve got the story all over ESPN with birds affecting the outcome of a game, how many times has an animal been involved with a baseball game?

It seems like it happens all the time, somebody makes a bird explode with a pitch or some other Americas Funniest Videos moment happens on a baseball diamond.

I really don’t know how anybody can take this sport seriously, you tell me baseball fans I’m just an observer stopping to look at a car crash on my way to watching real sports. Maybe its just me but baseball is a joke and I don't see anybody laughing.