The Sacrilege Podcast! The discussion opens by explaining why a quirky ending to a game can be a hallmark of baseball. The game’s form and rules lead managers to use dwindling resources to win games, creating a natural suspenseful excitement and opportunity for oddity. In football, excitement comes from desperation, clocks, and–what else?–grotesque injury! Tonight’s live game between the hot Cubs and strong Pirates spurs discussion about whether walks and stolen bases are signs that baseball is broken. Sacrilege! (It’s not) And one truth remains sacrosanct: football sucks!