Do you have adblock enabled?
If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(   Professor claims baseball invented in Egypt. Cooperstown surrenders   ( divider line
    More: Strange  
•       •       •

2778 clicks; posted to Main » on 15 Mar 2003 at 10:16 PM (14 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

45 Comments     (+0 »)
2003-03-15 09:45:43 PM  
But we must not forget Tintuck-Ali, the first Egyptian to get all pumped up on roids and hit 70 home runs in a season.
2003-03-15 10:14:29 PM  

Al Gore invented Baseball.
2003-03-15 10:19:19 PM  
Bush united baseball, not divided it.
2003-03-15 10:20:02 PM  
I was just at Cooperstown last Monday and they said that an early form of baseball was played by Egyptians.
2003-03-15 10:21:12 PM  
And the curse continues to this day.
2003-03-15 10:21:15 PM  
most sports share similarities with sports hundreds and thousands of years ago
2003-03-15 10:22:58 PM  
I just applied for a patent on baseball since no one else did. I'm going to be rich.
2003-03-15 10:23:07 PM  
I saw this in an article in an issue of the National Inquirer at my grandmother's house sometime in the 80's.

If it ends up being true I'll be scared.
2003-03-15 10:23:23 PM  
Strange that many cultures realized you could hit a ball with a stick and run around for amusement. Strange indeed.
2003-03-15 10:23:45 PM  
i know this is off topic, but i have a question

French Fries=Freedom Fries

does that mean

France Surrenders=Freedom Surrenders ?????????????
2003-03-15 10:24:32 PM  
Dattaway: seriously? u can do that?
2003-03-15 10:25:36 PM  
Amazing. So Egypt was the first culture to make use of both balls AND sticks.
2003-03-15 10:26:57 PM  
I thought the Russians invented baseball.

Or was it the Brits?
2003-03-15 10:27:02 PM  
So the Cubs suck in sand too. Huh.
2003-03-15 10:27:42 PM  
The Cubs would suck in a pressure chamber.
2003-03-15 10:28:18 PM  
The Cubs can out-suck a vacuum.
2003-03-15 10:28:59 PM  
The Cubs can out-suck Linda Lovelace.
2003-03-15 10:29:39 PM  
Don't get me started on the Cubs sucking! :D
2003-03-15 10:30:28 PM  
Baseball is such a boring ass sport.

Well hockey is worse, but man, baseball has no momentum.
2003-03-15 10:32:31 PM  
what next? the Huns developed American Football?! One word: BULLSCHNIKES!
2003-03-15 10:32:36 PM  
Get a clue, people; The Ramones invented baseball.
2003-03-15 10:34:21 PM  
...Just a pre-season ribbing.'s true
2003-03-15 10:35:37 PM  
Everyone knows Ace_Lightning invented baseball. Or his dad.
2003-03-15 10:36:40 PM  
Don't tell the Mets. They'll want to add Thutmose to their starting rotation.
2003-03-15 10:38:15 PM  
Biseybol, bin bery, bery good to Ramses, and if Ramses play hhhhard, Ramses will have bery bery good jear.
2003-03-15 10:38:57 PM  
Nintendo invented baseball.
2003-03-15 10:39:40 PM  
One more try...
2003-03-15 10:40:38 PM  
Too many beers. You all figure it out.
2003-03-15 10:43:05 PM  
Ok, I have it figured out. The pyramid is home plate, the sphinx is first base....mummies were the umpires....

I just want to know how did they get the ball over home plate?
2003-03-15 10:47:49 PM  
The Exodus was originally just Moses hitting a base clearing grand slam.
2003-03-15 10:47:59 PM  
Baseball functions the same way," he said. "Over time it has accumulated meaning."

Um, what? Baseball has some deep psychological meaning to it? When did this happen?

"You see, the ball represents the American Dream, and the bat represents Corporate America. Each baseball player represents a different kind of government . . ."
2003-03-15 10:54:01 PM  

Get a clue, people; The Ramones invented baseball.

Of course, The Ramones invented most things.

2003-03-15 10:59:47 PM  
All of you are WRONG!

Strom Thurman invented Baseball, then those damn dirty Egyptians stole it!
2003-03-15 11:04:44 PM  
I was in Cooperstown last year and I saw a restaurant named after Doubleday but I didn't see a restaruant named after an Egyptian so this can't be real.
2003-03-15 11:10:46 PM  
A professor. He probably never punted a baseball in his life.
2003-03-15 11:20:12 PM  
The first game of baseball was played in Hoboken, NJ or so they say. They also say that the Oreo cookie was invented there. And Frank Sinatra was invented there, also.
2003-03-16 12:11:26 AM  
As opposed to being invented by a Canadian...
American pastime my ass....

Oh, and Shainghay, Hockey is the only sport that's even worth watching. If you don't like it on TV, go see a live game and see if that doesn't change your mind.
2003-03-16 01:03:03 AM  
i prefer the currently accepted story:

baseball was invented by a gay soldier who fired the first shot of the civil war.
2003-03-16 01:24:42 AM  
On one episode of MST3k they had a "Steve Allen meter" which you wave over stuff and it tells you if Steve Allen has already thought of it. Everything the bots came up with was--even the Steve Allen meter itself.

I might have gotten the name wrong but come on MSTies, you know what I'm talking about...ayyyyyyy.
2003-03-16 02:10:32 AM  
YahelC: brilliant!!!
2003-03-16 02:55:37 AM  

Bravo on the hoboken reference.
2003-03-16 02:59:53 AM  
I can't believe how wrong you all are. Baseball was handed down to us from the aliens that bore us all life. They'd been playing it for thousands of years, so they told me. What they really hate, though, is even the Expos are better than their best team... that's why they mutilate our cows.

Back to drinking...
2003-03-16 06:40:35 AM  
Also, Cricket was invented by the French
England surrenders....
2003-03-16 12:34:09 PM  
Surely everyone knows that the English invented baseball - origins of baseball - although we're deeply ashamed of it now, of course.
2003-03-16 09:29:43 PM  
And the Alexandria Rouge Foot-Coverings haven't won the Series since 3418 B.C.
Displayed 45 of 45 comments

This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking

On Twitter

Top Commented
Javascript is required to view headlines in widget.
  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.