Seventh Inning Stretch

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The Seventh Inning Stretch is a space-time anomaly that occurs at Yellowstone National Park on very rare occasions (and only in-between the top and bottom of the 7th inning of Yellowstone Magic home games).

Although the effect of the event is intense for anyone within the vicinity of the ballpark, it gives off no visual evidence that anything odd is happening. This renders it impossible to observe from outside. Additional problems in defining the Stretch come from the fact that the two near-universal answers from those who have experienced a Stretch, when asked to comment on it, are, “Painful. Very, very painful.” And “I'd rather not speak of it.”

The most publicly available analysis of exactly what the Stretch is comes from an anonymous complaint filed with Yellowstone Guest Services on a day that a Stretch was rumored to have occurred during a game. An excerpt of the complaint was leaked, reading:

“...I was accustomed to some kind of celebratory event occurring between the top and bottom of the 7th inning, like the crowd being led in song. I was not at all prepared for my soul and physical form's atoms to be stretched out across infinity for a millisecond turned into an infinitely incomprehensible span of time. It was very uncomfortable. Also, the beers at the concession stands are very overpriced.”

Both the Wizard’s Council and National Park Service have declined to make an official statement on the happenings, which leaves plenty of room for speculation. It is not uncommon for the infamous Seventh Inning Stretch to be brushed off as a boogeyman rumor spread by anti-Magic types looking to drive down ticket sales. However, most longtime Magic fans will admit that it happens once in a while, and it is entirely the fault of King Weatherman (although they will decline to explain the connection).