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What’s Your Favorite Kind of Baseball Game?

April 27, 2018

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What’s your favorite kind of baseball game? Assuming you have some interest in the outcome of the game itself, what are you prepared to give up three to four hours for the sake of learning the final result?

(1) High Drama (Game 5 of the 2017 World Series occurs as a model): Lot’s of action; high and low moments; lead changes; power and small ball figuring variously into the same plane; good pitching and  big plays, both good and bad; notable errors; and finishing on a dramatic walk-off hit as a high stakes victory.

(2) Pitchers’ Duel: Two pitchers match each other for at least five innings in their pursuits of perfect games or no-nos. If either one makes it, you get to wear your “I Was There” button forever.

(3) Small Ball Bonanza: Two clubs show up to demonstrate the fine art of small ball play in a game which stresses the vanishing talents for getting on base, base running, men-on-base defensive pitching, and the ongoing pursuit of fielder positioning and relay throw perfection.

(4) Bomber Ball:  The stuff of McGwire, Sosa, and Bonds in the modern era. Draw a walk — hit a homer — ad nauseum. Detailed pitcher assignments prevail and the 100 pitch count is the rule on starters. It’s your club’s job to bomb the other team more often than they do your guys.

(5) Other: If you have a name and description for the kind of game you prefer watching that doesn’t quite fit our four descriptors, please name and describe it for us as a post-column comment. – Also, please use the comment section to let us know if any of our four described game types comes close to being your favorite style of play.

Thanks. ~ And we’ll see you tonight in spirit at the Astros’ home opener with the Oakland As.



Bill McCurdy

Principal Writer, Editor, Publisher

The Pecan Park Eagle