Monday, May 26, 2008

Baseball Analogies

Democratic officials aligned with Clinton continued to say that the race is not over and that she has every right to remain in, despite the long odds.

"Most of the time when you're five runs behind going into the bottom of the ninth, you don't prevail, but I've never seen the Dodgers walk off the field," Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Calif.) said. He said he still hopes she will "load the bases, hit a grand slam and then load the bases," but that to do so would require taking the fight well past June.

Uh Congressman Sherman, I think you have seen the Dodgers walk off when trailing half way through the ninth inning in games when they batted first.

Oh and my interpretation of your analogy is more accurate than the other possibility, as Clinton's chances are more similar to those of a team which is trailing with no more chances to bat, than to the chance of hitting two grand slams in an inning.

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