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Saturday, August 26, 2006

CNN-IBN: What if Gandhi played baseball in US

Sure, you start with Trace Wood and next…Sam Walker, Joe Sheehan and Ron Shandler will be asking for tryouts!

Mahatma Gandhi played baseball during a top secret visit to the USA in 1933—hold on! this is not historical fact but the fiction of a film.

Gandhi at the Bat shows the Mahatma playing for the New York Yankees, but US President Franklin D Roosevelt ensures that the trip is kept secret in national interest. However, long after the visit, baseball historians are intrigued by stories about a mysterious pinch hitter.

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Repoz Posted: August 26, 2006 at 12:07 PM | 20 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: history, international, media, yankees

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   1. herb Posted: August 26, 2006 at 01:04 PM (#2157500)
just like what if aquaman played tennis, no advantage
   2. Banana, the Athiest Nightmare Posted: August 26, 2006 at 01:07 PM (#2157501)
Fidel Castro pitching to Mahatma Gandhi. I'd pay to see it.
   3. Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant Posted: August 26, 2006 at 01:13 PM (#2157502)
What if Napoleon had a B-52 at Waterloo?
   4. Bangkok9 eschews 1 from Column A Posted: August 26, 2006 at 01:26 PM (#2157509)
What if Napoleon had a B-52 at Waterloo?

Screw that, if Grouchy hadn't diddled around on Bluecher's left, the French had that thing won.
   5. BDC Posted: August 26, 2006 at 02:19 PM (#2157525)
The original story, BTW, is Chet Williamson's Gandhi at the Bat.
   6. Law Boy Posted: August 26, 2006 at 02:45 PM (#2157532)
With a runner on 2B late in a game, who would you rather ask to sacrifice than Gandhi?
   7. Bangkok9 eschews 1 from Column A Posted: August 26, 2006 at 02:54 PM (#2157533)
With a runner on 2B late in a game, who would you rather ask to sacrifice than Gandhi?

What if Ayn Rand is the baserunner? I'm sure she'd rather make her own way.
   8. rr Posted: August 26, 2006 at 03:52 PM (#2157543)
Gandhi at the Bat shows the Mahatma playing for the New York Yankees,

So, I guess he is the second-most admirable human being to don the pinstripes.
   9. Dag Nabbit at ExactlyAsOld.com Posted: August 26, 2006 at 03:57 PM (#2157545)
With a runner on 2B late in a game, who would you rather ask to sacrifice than Gandhi?

What if Ayn Rand is the baserunner? I'm sure she'd rather make her own way.


What happens if Jeremy Bentham is the manager?

What if Napoleon had a B-52 at Waterloo?

Depends on if we give Wellington a squad a mini-Ditkas.

What if Einstein had been a ninja?
   10. TerpNats Posted: August 26, 2006 at 04:07 PM (#2157547)
And, as SNL once asked, what if Eleanor Roosevelt had possessed superpowers?
   11. E., Hinske Posted: August 26, 2006 at 04:13 PM (#2157548)
What if the Red Sox could pitch?
   12. JMM Posted: August 26, 2006 at 04:57 PM (#2157566)
What if Napoleon had a B-52 at Waterloo?

Depends on whether it was Fred, Keith, Kate, Cindy, or Ricky?
   13. The George Sherrill Selection Posted: August 26, 2006 at 05:33 PM (#2157576)
He's a perfect fit for the Yankees - no facial hair.
   14. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: August 26, 2006 at 05:39 PM (#2157580)
What if the Red Sox could pitch?

c'mon--now you're REALLY getting ridiculous
   15. RTSquared is not on the Rangers' DL...yet... Posted: August 26, 2006 at 06:08 PM (#2157596)
What if Napoleon had a B-52 at Waterloo?

Depends on whether it was Fred, Keith, Kate, Cindy, or Ricky?


The only way that could be more disturbing is if you didn't have to look up the names of the bandmembers, JMM.
   16. Harold can be a fun sponge Posted: August 26, 2006 at 08:44 PM (#2157701)
Wow, I get the intro.
   17. Alex_Lewis Posted: August 26, 2006 at 09:32 PM (#2157767)
What if Jesus had incredible super powers?
   18. gef the talking mongoose Posted: August 26, 2006 at 10:17 PM (#2157813)
The original story, BTW, is Chet Williamson's Gandhi at the Bat.

huh. i know williamson (assuming it's the same writer) purely as a (speaking of boston's pitching) horror novelist ...
   19. GGC for Sale Posted: September 16, 2006 at 10:44 PM (#2179076)
Wow, I get the intro.


I was hoping for a lawr joke, but no luck.
   20. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: September 16, 2006 at 11:42 PM (#2179121)
Inspired by Gandhi, the Chicago Cubs adopted his policy of non-violent resistance after he was killed in 1948. They have rarely deviated from it since.

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