Closer by Committee

31 03 2011

Closer by committee, a highly used term, is a terrible misnomer.  I get that people people like alliteration, but an actual closer by committee would have to involve 3-15 pitchers standing on the mound at the same time, using Robert’s Rules of Order to determine which pitch to throw.  The ninth inning would take hours to play, as committee members jostle for positioning, form coalitions, file motions, second motions, debate, vote on cloture, file amendments, debate amendments, file motions to limit debate on amendments, etc.

I think every team should go closer by committee.