Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Israel Baseball's Clock to Nothing is set wrong!

We had ourselves a pained laugh and touch of the tsuris yesterday upon finding out that some poor sports reporter in New Hampshire is still writing about the anticipation of the Israel Baseball League's second season Opening Day on June 29th, while his newspaper's online operation spreads the boner across the globe and beyond. The blame of course goes to the masterminds of the debt-ridden and disgraced IBL, who continue to promise big things and in fact are keeping up a running countdown-to-Opening Day clock on the IBL website. Sure, the ticket sales links have been disabled, but the chicanery has its victims and they continue to fool some of the people some of the time.

But not Our Man Elli in Israel! He did a little investigating of that Clock to Nothing and came away with some interesting observations:

"25 days, 24 hours, 30 minutes, 43 seconds!
Opening Day features a rematch
of last year's Championship Game
betwen the Modi'in Miracle
and the Bet Shemesh Blue Son
on June 29, 2008 at Gezer Field

"Besides the misspelling of 'between' and Sox'-- which is really amazing enough right there,"
Elli writes, "-- the clock countdown has them playing a game at Gezer at 2:03 a.m. on June 30!

"Even funnier, their day has 25 hours!"

Twenty five? Max Bialystock sold 25 thousand percent of Springtime for Hitler! Looks like they're a day late and more than a million dollars short!

Oy. Pass the Rolaids.

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