The Scout feature of MLB.com’s Gameday service is generally regarded as innocuous, if sometimes less than helpful, by the Baseballing Public.
For reasons that aren’t entirely clear, however, a recent strikeout by A.J. Burnett of opposing pitcher Felix Hernandez prompted the Scout in question to inspect the poorly constructed foundation on which his own assumptions of the world are perilously built.
As the reader will note, the initial comment bears considerable resemblance to the Scout’s usual sort of analysis:
However, a melancholy leap occurs here, in the wake of Hernandez’s strikeout:
The Scout concludes with this — what appears to be some manner of prayer or poem — which tidily summarizes the haunting tension between life’s myriad horrors and its terrifying momentum:
Credit to Productive Outs for bringing this to the author’s attention.
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