I understand the infield fly rule, though I doubt my knowledge will ever come into play at a cocktail hour or any other
Social event. Hey, I’d say, Did you know that if there are fewer than two outs, and runners on first and second, or first,
Second, and third, and a fly ball is hit that can easily be fielded by any member of the infield, the batter is out even
If the ball is not caught? What kind of nonsense is that? My partner in conversation will ask. Exactly, I’ll say!
Furthermore, runners advance at their own risk! With age I’ve come to realize that the rule protects the team on offense,
Even though it results in one out. What genius devised the infield fly rule? Surely he deserves a statue or a drink in his honor.
Try as I might I cannot figure a way to make this rule pertinent to my life, as I swing and miss one more time.