Every so often we check in on the Xtreme Baseball League, and we almost always expect it to have folded every time we visit the official web site. But for some reason, that hasn't happened yet. And, as we found out recently, it's actually expanding. Yes, you read that right. The league that may be the worst idea in sports history, has actually added two more teams.
Originally there were only two teams, now they've got four. Luckily if you live outside Florida, you won't see any of these teams play.
But we find the growth of this league disturbing beyond belief. After all, we mentioned in the past that this league has plans to expand to 32 teams by 2009. Perhaps the best line from a commenter about the expansion plan was: "This crap will last about 2 weeks once they expand. A very horrible idea indeed."
We naturally agreed. But it seems the league doesn't give a damn, despite having no fans and no support. Somebody really needs to put this league out of its misery, or get more YouTube clips of it up on the web. That would work too.
Anyway, as is stipulated in our contract here at the blog, whenever the league manages to put stuff up about itself, we're required to make fun of it. Here are some pics from the most recent thrilling game played about 2 weeks ago featuring the new Tampa Bay Black Sox against the old fart Orlando Pythons. We really don't care who won. In fact, no one won. Everyone lost for being a part of this travesty.
On to the pics.
Ah yes. The stands are packed with fans cheering on our semi-employed heroes.
Apparently you can sag your pants like a wannabe gangbanger in this league. Sag Master definitely looks professional, doesn't he? And by "looks professional" we mean "looks like a complete tool."
No matter how many times we see it, a guy rounding first to get to home never gets any easier - because it's not supposed to happen, ever. Also good to see they have an orange cone on the field of play out there. Excellent work.
We'd like to think he's getting hit by pitch, because that stance is horrible. We'd also like to think he's getting hit by a pitch because we're assholes.
This may or may not have been a close play, since there are two homes. Whatever, we don't care.