Another day of no baseball news, another conversation-starter question by your descending-into-increasing-madness blogger-in-chief. No, really, I’m fine. Having my wife working six feet from me after a decade of workplace solitude, all while playing her playlist of 80s slow jams is totally fine. I mean, not gonna lie, I like a lot of the jams, but I feel like her loudly singing along to Basia’s “Time and Tide” is . . . a bit much.
Not that I’m some prize to be quarantined with. We’re all doing the best we can.
Anyway, the question: What’s your least-popular baseball opinion?
Before you answer, know that anything having to do with the DH doesn’t qualify. People feel very passionately about the DH and will tell you that you are the antichrist for thinking about it the way you do, but for each position you take on it, you have a few million people on your side. You all have quite popular ideas about the DH, in fact. It’s just that anyone who doesn’t share it hates it. That’s not what I’m after. I want something more singular.
Here’s mine: doubleheaders suck. I really dislike them.
Whenever I mention that people tell me that I’m an idiot because (a) baseball is good; (b) more baseball is better; and (c) doubleheaders are literally twice as much baseball. Q.E.D.
Except there’s such a thing as bad baseball, and most doubleheaders include at least one and sometimes two bad baseball games.
Players hate them. It’s a long day at the office. They pace themselves physically while buzzing through one of the games temporally. People say they want the games to be shorter, but there is nothing worse than a nightcap to a twin bill that lasts 2:17 because batters are hacking and no one is trying. It’s not cute.
So that’s mine. Doubleheaders suck. Fight me. But before you do, tell me your most unpopular baseball opinion.