Not a Marathon, More Like an Intergalactic Journey

Spring unofficially begins today, no matter what your thermometer or any pesky groundhog thinks. Pitchers and catchers report to spring training for the first few ...
by | February 13, 2008
 

Jim_bunning_3 Spring unofficially begins today, no matter what your thermometer or any pesky groundhog thinks. Pitchers and catchers report to spring training for the first few Major League teams.

What does that have to do with politics? Well, the baseball season is interminable. Spring training lasts six weeks, then the regular season is 162 games long and then the playoffs start. A seven-game World Series wouldn't conclude until October 30.

But when the final out is recorded, we still won't have made it to Election Day. Voters go the polls on November 4. Politics, therefore, has the longest season of any major American sport.

Josh Goodman
Josh Goodman  |  Former Staff Writer
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