Since Baseball season is underway, my husband is a big Seattle Mariners fan…

This weird bird came out of left field today…


And crossed home “plate” just in time to be called, Safe!

Baseball Home Plate Trivia:

Did you know that prior to 1899, any round object could serve as as home base?  (At times a dish even served as home base which may have led to its alternative name, “home plate.”

In the 1899/1900 season, home base changed its shape to a 12×12 inch square to match the other bases.

The pentagon shape that is used today was developed in the 1900/1901 season by Robert Keating.  The biggest advantage of this new shape was that it made the edges of the strike zone more visible to pitchers and umpires and therefore, improved the consistency of calling strikes.

Do you think this weird bird is a St Louis Cardinal or a Baltimore Oriole?

Hope you hit a grand slam this week!

Happy Weird Bird Wednesday!

Cheers! 🙂

17 responses to “Safe!

  1. HAHA, great baseball trivia. You hit a home run with your bird.

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  2. OMG SOOOOOO AWESOME!!!!!!!!! ❤ ❤

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  3. Awesome, Jill!!
    That’s a home run birdie for sure! 😊🐦💙

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  4. haha so cute!! I can’t wait to tell my grandson the baseball player the home plate history!

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  5. A Cardinal! (National League fan)

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  6. Well, the bird’s head is red, so I would say it’s a St. Louis Cardinal! 😉

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