Anonymous Postcard: Claim Detail

Claim No.: 012420081022

Commissioner of Baseball

Throughout life, if it went over there, you point in one direction. If it went over here, you point in another direction. Why then is a Major League Baseball strike the only time the umpire points in a direction after a pitch?

Instead, if its a ball point your hand/arm to the direction it went...left, upper-left, lower-left, right, upper-right, lower-right. You don't need to point when the ball comes straight down the middle. Although a fist vertically in the air, with the arm at 45 degrees and the other arm crossed over the bent one sure would add a new meaning to STRIKE!!!

Mailed: 2008-10-29

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