Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Mystery of 3:19



Why do afternoon baseball games start at 3:19pm?

arlington.org/articles/?action=view&articleId=783:

[Game 2 began at 3:19pm om Monday, October 11th in Arlington.]

Game 3 of the A.L.C.S. begins at 7:05pm central on Tuesday, October 11th at Tigers Stadium in Detroit. Game 4 is Wednesday, October 12th at 3:19pm at Detroit. Game 5 (if necessary) is Thursday, October 13th at 3:19pm.

Games 6 & 7 (if necessary) would be played in Arlington at Rangers Ballpark. Game 6 would be Saturday, October 15th at 7:05pm. Game 7 would be Sunday, October 17th at 7:05pm.

Why is it 3:19pm? The 5 minute "buffer" (7:05pm) makes "sense" (it's not 7:04pm — if 3:19 is "correct", why not 7:04?), so why isn't it 3:05pm? or 3:20pm? (Those two times would make sense.) Why 19?

3:16 makes sense for Jesus-loving Texas.

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

3:18 would be a bitch.

... whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son.

I don't think 3:19 is much better, though.

This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but people loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil.


So what's the deal with 3:19?