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Topic: Baseball

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    1. Why do people sing "Take Me Out To The Ballgame" if they're already there? (Contributed by Don F.)
    2. What if you were to re-transmit without the express permission of Major League Baseball? (Contributed by Don F.)
    3. How is it possible for any baseball team to be the first baseball team? Who did they play? (Contributed by Jermz)
    4. Why do baseball players wear their hats in indoor arenas? (Contributed by Cathy Grubman Quirks Newspaper)
    5. Why does a baseball pitcher who makes $6 million a year need relief? (Contributed by Jim Adams)
    6. If you're pitching in a ball game and the batter up is a good fastball hitter shouldn't you throw him a bad fastball? (Contributed by Larry Anderson)
    7. Is the reason professional baseball players make so much money because a good batter ALWAYS makes good dough? (Contributed by Chalapathi)
    8. Is there some kind of rule that says major league umpires must all be overweight slobs? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    9. Why do they call it the World Series in baseball when it only involves teams from the United States and Canada? (Contributed by Amanda)
    10. Why don't you ever see cheerleaders at baseball games? (except for two teams in the Northern League) (Contributed by MSNIA68912 and Valerie Stuckey)
    11. What do baseball announcers mean when they say 'The batter swung THROUGH the ball'? If you swing through it doesn't that mean you HIT it? (Contributed by Tooner)
    12. What does it mean when its said that the 'baseball seems to be a little juiced up'? If its juicy that would mean it's wet right? And wouldn't that make it a 'spitball' which is illegal? (Contributed by Tooner)
    13. Why are there coaching boxes on baseball fields when the coaches never use them? (Contributed by Kristin)
    14. Isn't baseball one of the original sports? Afterall, it is mentioned in the Bible, isn't it? You know, 'In the big inning…'. (Contributed by PazJazz)
    15. Why are batboys called batboys when they go after more than just bats? (Contributed by Kendy T.)
    16. When baseball umpires aren't happy with their pay, do they call more strikes? (Contributed by Stan Kegel)
    17. In baseball, why is the pitcher's mound exactly 60 feet, six inches from home plate? (Contributed by ImmSpec)
    18. Why is it that baseball is the only sport where the manager and coaches dress in the same uniforms as the players? (Contributed by Rob Scales)
    19. In baseball, why is it that the defence has the ball and the offence doesn't? (Contributed by Tyler Schleis)
    20. When it is the ninth inning, 2 outs, a 3 & 2 count on the batter, why do the announcers say the team is down to their last strike? If the batter gets a hit, doesn't the next batter get any strikes? (Contributed by Don Baldwin)
    21. In baseball, why are the pitchers such bad hitters? Shouldn't they have a better idea at what's being thrown to them then everybody else? (Contributed by Valerie)
    22. Why don't they test for steroids in baseball? (Contributed by Valerie)
    23. If we can no longer use the phrase 'RBIs' because it is 'Runs Batted In' and not 'Runs Batted Ins', shouldn't it now be called 'RSBI' because runs is plural? (Contributed by Don Baldwin)
    24. In baseball, if it's a ROUND ball and a ROUND bat, why do you have to hit it SQUARELY? (Contributed by MW)
    25. In the game of bridge, they have a grand slam and a small slam, right? So, in baseball, why isn't a three run homer called a small slam? (Contributed by Paul G.)
    26. If a baseball is hit out of the stadium, travels completely around the world, re-enters the stadium, and is caught by a fielder, is it a home run or an out? (Contributed by C.T.)
    27. When a batter hits the ball and gets thrown out, the announcer will say three numbers or so like 4-6-2, what do these numbers mean? (Contributed by Kenny)
    28. Now that ‘The Curse’ has been broken, will anybody watch when the Yankees and Red Sox play each other when the regular season begins? (Contributed by Valerie)
    29. If a baseball player hits a home run over the fence, but then dies before he can run around the bases, does the home run count? (Contributed by C.T.)
    30. Why do most players who make a great catch or defensive play, are always the next up at bat in the next inning? (Contributed by Lorenzo)
    31. Why is there braille on the restroom signs at baseball stadiums? Is it so the umpires know which one to use? (Contributed by Tom G.)
    32. Why do we call it a walk when the batter jogs to first base and then becomes a runner? (Contributed by Jason)
    33. Is the batter's box considered scoring position for Barry Bonds? (Contributed by Pete J.)
    34. In baseball, why do we call it a strike when they miss the ball? (Contributed by Ralphie)
    35. Why is there instant replay in professional football and hockey but not baseball? (Contributed by Stan D.)
    36. Why don’t the Yankees have player names on the backs of their jerseys? (Contributed by Stan D.)
    37. Why are baseball players allowed to run through first base and not third? (Contributed by Chris M.)
    38. In baseball, why is it a strikeout when a bunt is hit foul on strike two? (Contributed by Chris M.)
    39. What would happen if baseball players continued to hit foul balls for twenty minutes or so? (Contributed by Chris M.)
    40. Why is baseball the only sport to have no defined end? Shouldn’t they stop after the ninth inning and have some sort of home run derby (like hockey or soccer)? (Contributed by Chris M.)
    41. In baseball, why do batters continue to fix their gloves, helmets and clean their shoes even though they didn’t swing? (Contributed by Chris M.)
    42. Why do baseball players get to call an infinite number of time outs during a game? Shouldn’t there be a team limit? (Contributed by Chris M.)
    43. What is it with earned versus unearned runs? Isn’t a run a run? (Contributed by Chris M.)
    44. In baseball, why do they call it a "Foul Pole" when if the ball hits the pole it’s a fair ball? Shouldn't it be called a "Fair Pole"? (Contributed by Dave)
    45. Because of the rotation of earth can you throw a ball farther to the west than to the east? (Contributed by Robbie C.)
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