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Leave Me Alone and Let Me Watch the Game!

Baesball is the only major sport without a clock.  It is a thinking person's game, leisurely by design, yet punctuated by moments of great excitement--a home run, a stolen base, or a great throw from right field to third base or home plate.  Nothing better than the building momentum of a no-hitter or a perfect game.

The bane of modern baseball games is all the artificial activity which goes on between innings (or at any break in the action) designed to keep the non-baseball fans awake.  When framed in "seeker-sensitive" terms, these are events/activities which will supposedly attract new fans to the game.  The best way to attract news fans to the game is make the players accessible to the fans (autograph signings before games, etc.).  But I digress.

The worst of these activities is the Kiss-Cam.  I love my wife, but this is not about love (or even public displays of affection).  I, for one, might be tempted to risk the fate of the young man in the video (depending upon what I was wearing).  There is a greater principle at stake. 

There is nothing worse than forced audience participation during a baseball game (or any other public event for that matter)!  This young man bravely took one for the team (even though he was more interested in his cell call than the game).  But the point stands.  Let me watch the game and don't put my mug on the camera!  Leave me alone!

Reader Comments (2)

To see the shallow, intrusive silliness of "Kiss-Cam," one need only imagine it being done between symphonic movements at a Carnegie Hall concert.
May 12, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKeith
Is that OK to do to PRE-TRIB Pastors when they tell us that Jesus might come back again before they finish their sermons?
May 12, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBob R.

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