Great Stuff — Ballgame Excuses

This one gets you thinking .. found on facebook. HT: David Juhl

I’m too tired to watch the ballgame. The day of the ballgame is the only day I have to myself. Everybody else will be there and I don’t want to see everybody else. There are hypocrites at the ballgame. All they want at the stadium is your money. I wish the ballgame would go faster so I could get home soon. I can think about the ballgame from home. I like ballgames, but I don’t have to go to one to like ballgames.

Sound familiar?

If you are his friend, some of the comments are great — further excuses.

About Pastor Tim Rossow

Rev. Dr. Timothy Rossow is the Director of Development for Lutherans in Africa. He served Bethany Lutheran Church in Naperville, IL as the Sr. Pastor for 22 years (1994-2016) and was Sr. Pastor of Emmanuel Lutheran in Dearborn, MI prior to that. He is the founder of Brothers of John the Steadfast but handed off the Sr. Editor position to Rev. Joshua Scheer in 2015. He currently resides in Ocean Shores WA with his wife Phyllis. He regularly teaches in Africa. He also paints watercolors, reads philosophy and golfs. He is currently represented in two art galleries in the Pacific Northwest. His M Div is from Concordia, St. Louis and he has an MA in philosophy from St. Louis University and a D Min from Concordia, Fort Wayne.


Great Stuff — Ballgame Excuses — 22 Comments

  1. David: Corrected (sorry!). Jim: A great one! My favorite so far is:

    The stadium seating is really uncomfortable and I don’t like the kind of music they play.

  2. What is the point of all this? If people don’t like “church,” showing them how much they would rather be at a ball game won’t help. (As for me, I hate ball games … boring.)

  3. The umpires are these really mean and nasty people who try to impose THEIR version of the rules of the game on everyone else.

  4. It is always played the same way. Why don’t they make up new rules each week so that it would interest more people? It just is not very relevent.

  5. Too much jargon, I think baseball should be immediately approachable to people who are new to our culture.

  6. It’s just to hard to explain baseball to someone who has never seen it so I just don’t invite people to come with me.

  7. Baseball is too exclusive. Not everyone can play! If a person feels called to be a player he or she should be allowed to play!

  8. All that meaningless ritual: Singing that boring “National Anthem” (sounds like a German dirge) while staring at the flag, standing up in the 7th inning.

  9. Why does someone have to lose? I believe that if the players play by the rules and they play hard, they should be rewarded for their hard work, regardless of the score.

  10. Andrew :
    They should allow female pitchers.

    Yes! I know several women who have been gifted and feel called to play professional baseball.

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