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A Baseball Game

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Puzzle ID:#191
Fun:*** (2.68)
Difficulty:** (1.7)
Category:Trick
Submitted By:Karin***
Corrected By:eyenowhour

 

 

 



The score of a baseball game is four to three, in favor of the home team. It is the bottom of the eighth inning and yet no man on either side has reached second base. How can this be?




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Comments

JakeAus*
Jan 30, 2001

It could also be that nobody has reached second base because all the runs were homeruns and they all pased second base without stopping.
Gmoney-Gdog
Jan 21, 2003

yeah jake, but karin said that not yet one man has REACHED second base, not passed second base. gr8 teaser, but i got it right away...
singcan*
Jan 29, 2003

I like it! Really good. I think I've heard something like that on this website before.........................
jimbo*au*
Apr 22, 2003

I got it and I don't even know what shape the ball is in baseball!
peterg
May 25, 2003

very good..superb thoughtt!
Fhqwhgads*us*
Feb 08, 2004

i go with the homerun theory
justinsosebee
Mar 09, 2004

Great job I loved it! Make more of the baseball trick questions because baseball is my favorite sport.
runscapekiller**
Mar 19, 2005

aaaaaaaaaaa it could be the reds r playin the brewers they both stink
darthforman*
May 22, 2005

sweetime**
Jun 01, 2005

the alternative is that not one man stopped, but three did (the reason it wasn't one is because it was more than one...)

i did guess the women thing though
HatGuy07*
Aug 27, 2005

Women play softball not baseball.
soccercow10Aus*
Oct 01, 2005

women can play base ball!its not like a divided country where women cant play baseball!i thought it was really fun and good !Nice one!
mojekearthe
Nov 24, 2005

Another possible answer is that there are TWO different games, the 4-3 game being the different game from the one where nobody has reached second.
hidentreasure**
Nov 27, 2005

I'm not a woman but. I HAVE PLAYED BASEBALL AND I HAVE 6 TROPHYS AND I KNOW HOW TO PLAY!!!
rhianon*us*
Dec 03, 2005

I don't get it?
MAroxmysoxonice**
Dec 17, 2005

ROCK ON!!!!!
Brainy_1Aus*
Dec 25, 2005

HA! Good one! I did not see that coming at all!! Of couse I don't like baseball either, but whatever.....
irar1792Aus*
Dec 31, 2005

hilarious
come on! that was not even your best try
man on base in baseball is a term...it doesn't matter whether its a man or woman or little two-year-old playing T-ball!!!
musicmaker21113
Jan 10, 2006

I thought that, since it said "not ONE man" reached second, the answer was simply that three and four men did (respectively). The women's team twist was nice, though, as it highlights some hidden preconceptions we tend to have!

mitzimesserAil*
Mar 05, 2006

Good one! I got it right away!
blackmarket69**
Mar 11, 2006

RACIST!!!!........i mean.....SEXIST!!!!
MadDog72**
Mar 19, 2006

Let's see, how many times have I heard that one...

ERROR: integer overflow exception
jj_is_coolAus**
Mar 29, 2006

gosh, im girl and i didnt get thet one. i wondered why they were MEN!!! WHY NOT WOMEN but women were in rhe answer.
winddancir**
Mar 29, 2006

I got it wrong, mostly because I don't pay attention to sports!
spazzyjazzy93Aus*
Apr 05, 2006

at first i thought the same thing as Jake but then i remembered it was in the trick category so i got it

great teaser!
mmmcla01A*
Apr 12, 2006

Pretty simple unless you're narrow-minded but I've heard it before.... was still a good teaser
lcp2*us
Apr 19, 2006

I got it after a few moments. It was a good teaser, I liked it
calmsaviorAus*
May 12, 2006

second base...huh.......
Unraveled*
Jun 25, 2006

Yeah, I got MORE than one man got to second base. But, your answer, I think, works better.
pup_tonton
Jul 07, 2006

that was good i thought they always skip 2nd base lol
reptile5000Aus*
Nov 26, 2006

this i know for a fact is a duplicate!!!!!!!!
Dishhead5Aau*
Dec 17, 2006

i know this one.

my one is that not a single man passed the home base. they were all married.
bgil7604Aus*
Feb 27, 2007

What if everyone hit home runs? Would that count as not touching second base??? I don't know, but it still was pretty cool.
thrshope4u2us*
Feb 28, 2007

In order to score on a home run you have to tag all of the bases. Otherwise you would be out and there would be no score. Therefore it couldn't be homeruns.
MadelulabelleAus*
Mar 09, 2007

Thank you! At least one other person here knows the rules of base-ball! Of course it couldnt be home runs because a home run just means that you hit the ball far enough that you can run all the way around the bases without getting tagged out. By the way, I liked the married men idea! Very creative/
hersheyuggetAmx*
Mar 10, 2007

wouldn't it make it softball?
sftball_rocks13*
Mar 15, 2007

Hatguy, lots of girls DO play baseball (I have a friend who did, and she was GOOD )
Not all girls play softball (which isn't as soft as you probably think)

This was really gr8, I laughed when I read the answer
sunshinegerl77*
Jun 08, 2007

Hello? Women only play softball, where they can only throw underhanded.

Therefor the only answer to this is the homerun theory, which was my 1st instinct.
SoccaBoy10Aus*
Jun 24, 2007

Nice Trick got it right tho
Jessrox97tau**
Sep 26, 2007

Umm... Wats Baseball? Just jokin!
brain23tus*
Mar 09, 2008

sunshinegerl women played PRO baseball when WORLD WAR II happened!
cwjakesteelAjm*
Nov 20, 2008

Really good one
lsmithAus
Feb 05, 2009

Funny
sashomarinetus*
Jan 15, 2010

A lot of people use the "No Man Has" thing with teasers. Good teaser though!
beyonce123*
Jun 01, 2010

Isn't it a coincidence that all of the people trying to come up with alternate answers are male? Stop being stupid and start realing that girlz rule!
cutieluckAus*
Sep 28, 2010

EASYY.. nice play of words tho (:



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