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Thursday, March 22, 2007

Mercy,mery me

It's that time of the year. The time when the 23-1, 22-0, 17-0 scores start rolling in here at The Times.

The sad thing is most of these games are being halted by the mercy rule.

Heck, Woodlawn stopped its own home game before batting in the bottom of the second after falling behind 23-1.

Personally, I don't know what these games accomplish for either team. The mercy rule isn't keeping it from getting out of hand. Yet starters aren't getting work for good teams either.

It's not like it doesn't happen in other sports. There are blowouts in everything.

It's just that in baseball, it's hard to stop except for pulling out the starters.


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