Hockey Fights- I've watched a handful of hockey fights this season and they are always entertaining. Here are funny things about hockey fights:
- The players have so many pads on they can hardly even reach the other person. Their arm movements are very limited and they can never seem to get very close to each other because, well, they are standing on slippery ice. Actually landing a punch is about as common as a spelling 'Welcome' with a 'k.'
- The players have so many pads on their punches don't even hurt. If by some chance they do land a punch the chances of it hitting any bare skin are slim to none. Trying to attack a person who's dressed to withstand an imminent, flaming meteor is just not a smart move.
- In addition to hockey fights, I love it when a player drops his stick and then can't pick it up because his glove fingers are too puffy. It's really funny. Hockey is such a great sport: Go Bruins!
Now for my baseball observations. I've been blessed to attend 3 Nationals games thus far, and watched a few other games this season. The baseball season nearly has more regular season games (162) than basketball (82) and hockey (82) combined, and it leads to an arduous season. As a result the players tend to get a little bored. I love watching an 'attentive' third baseman spinning his glove on his finger as the pitcher goes into his windup. I enjoy watching a right fielder doing cartwheels while the shortstop pulls out How to Win Friends and Influence People in an effort to finish the chapter before anything happens. Baseball really is a great sport, especially in person. If you haven't been to a game this year come visit me and we'll go watch the Nats.