Sunday, April 22, 2007

Earth Day Lessons From Giants & Diamondbacks

Sunday was a major occasion for environmental advocates, as the 37th annual Earth Day was observed. Green power did not seem to be embraced by Major League Baseball, as both Shawn Green and Khalil Greene lost despite belting home runs. However, as you might expect, the lessons of Earth Day were on full display in San Francisco. The Giants’ 2-1 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks adhered to numerous environmentally-friendly tips. Here’s a quick recap.

Carpool: The visitors came to AT&T Park in a bus.

Turn Lights Off: The game was played in daylight.

Recycle: Saturday’s storyline was used again, as a solo home run by Barry Bonds was the difference.

Keep Water Clean: Bonds’s home run ball landed short of McCovey Cove.

Throw Fewer Things Away: Neither team committed an error.

Promote Efficiency: The game lasted less than two hours.

Conserve Energy: The teams combined for seven hits, so they didn’t have to run the bases much.

Save Trees: With just one pinch-hitter in the game, only one extra bat was used.

Avoid Over-reliance On Gas: Winning pitcher Matt Cain, while known for his fastball, can also utilize off-speed pitches.

Seek Alternative Energy Sources: Insert Bonds joke here.