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LAST UPS

The First Sentence of the Official Baseball Rule
Book, Considered Deeply

ByTim Wiles

Baseball
Baseball is
Baseball is a
Baseball is a game
Baseball is a game played
Baseball is a game played by
Baseball is a game played by two
Baseball is a game played by two teams
Baseball is a game played by two teams of
Baseball is a game played by two teams of nine
Baseball is a game played by two teams of nine players
Baseball is a game played by two teams of nine players each.

Baseball is a game played only in the National League.

–EFQ

 

TIM WILES is a writer and researcher who resides in Cooperstown, New York. He is co-editor, with Brooke Horvath, of Line Drives: 162 Contemporary Baseball Poems, forthcoming from Southern Illinois University Press. His subjective columns on baseball can be read at baseball1.com.

© 2000 Tim Wiles

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