This tweet from the official Major League Baseball Twitter:
— MLB (@MLB) August 22, 2012
How likely is it that there will be at least 100 combined runs scored in today’s games? Really, really likely.
From Baseball Nation:
All teams play today. The average team is scoring 4.35 runs per game this year. Multiply that by 30 and you have roughly 130 runs. Then factor in one doubleheader today.
By comparison, there were 110 runs scored yesterday. There were exactly 100 runs scored last Thursday, and only 22 teams were in action. The last I saw a day come close was July 15 when there were 101 runs on a full day featuring dudes like Verlander, Cain, Sale, Strasburg and Hamels. Unless a giant rainstorm suddenly consumes the country, basically you’re getting a half-off pizza coupon and you’re going to like it.
So, yeah, either this was on purpose and Papa John’s just figured that not many people would see that tweet, or someone in their marketing department doesn’t watch very much baseball. It’s not like they’re going to lose money or anything, but I still kind of hope it’s the latter and some poor 23-year-old is sitting around terrified for their job right now. But that’s just because I’m a terrible person and feed off the misery of others. Now please excuse me while I put on a devil mask and run around the pediatrician’s office on the first floor of our building, screaming and pointing syringes at children.
Be sure to get shitfaced and give Papa John’s a call tonight. It’s guaranteed to be 50% off.
We’re three runs away but there are only two games left, each at a score of 3-0 in the 6th and 4th innings respectably. We’re cutting it close.
We’ve crossed the threshold. 50% off Papa John’s pizza. In other news their delicious artery clogging garlic sauce is still free.
- [via Baseball Nation]
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