July 29, 2009

100 games and counting

The Yankees played their 100th game of the season last night against the Rays, and they possibly will be playing for another three months.

Baseball is like no other sport in that each team plays nearly everyday for half of a year. Basketball and  hockey seasons both last 82 games, which is slightly over half the 162-game baseball season. The NFL season doesn’t light a candle to the aforementioned sports’ season, as it only is 16 games in 17 weeks.

So why is baseball the longest season? Does it have to do with the physical toll of playing a baseball game versus a more taxing sport like football, or is there another reason?

I don’t really care why, I’m just glad it is the longest season. There are just so many games to root for my team.

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