July 08, 2020

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle:

A place to discuss the sports stories that aren't making news, share links that aren't quite front-page material, and diagram plays on your hand. Remember to count to five Mississippi before commenting in anger.

posted by huddle to general at 06:00 AM - 5 comments

Josh McCown tweeted to Mahomes that he is going to miss out on a lot of frequent flier miles for deciding to take a 10 year deal over 10 one year deals. LOL

posted by FLsportsman at 03:20 PM on July 08

You know what you need in your life? Jomboy discovering Finnish baseball. Hyv Suomi

posted by NoMich at 04:15 PM on July 08

I would not want to be required to memorize the rule book for this game. MLB rules and high school rules (they're different, but not greatly so) are bad enough, but Finnish baseball looks crazy.

posted by Howard_T at 10:11 PM on July 08

It's not just the rules, Howard. Picture being the plate umpire and getting into a major argument with a manager. In Finnish. It's probably the hardest of the Nordic languages. It doesn't seem to have the semi-connectivity that Danish, Swedish, and Norwegian do.

posted by beaverboard at 09:23 PM on July 09

It's probably the hardest of the Nordic languages. It doesn't seem to have the semi-connectivity that Danish, Swedish, and Norwegian do.

Finnish is in an entirely different language group to the other Nordic/Germanic and even Indo-European languages. It sits in it's own family, Uralic, along with Estonian, Hungarian, the Sami languages and some indigenous languages of Siberia. And yes, it is hard!

posted by owlhouse at 01:33 AM on July 11

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