Flat out bonkers

Weekend Herald - - Your Sporting Weekend -

A while back NBA star Kyrie Irv­ing started telling peo­ple the earth was flat. A few other NBA play­ers jumped on the band­wagon. I was sure at the time Irv­ing was just bored and wanted to troll the me­dia and hoops fans. But who knows? He later said he was just jok­ing. Prov­ing things are a lit­tle more es­o­teric in Ma­jor League Base­ball — or at least among the Cleve­land In­di­ans pitch­ing crew — hurler Brady Aiken this week tweeted: “While in the train­ing room/club­house we came up with a great ques­tion for de­bate. If the uni­verse is ever ex­pand­ing, how many earths are out there?” The poll had a choice of “Just one, 2, More than 2”. Fel­low In­di­ans pitcher Mike Clevinger replied: “The an­swer is in­fi­nite . . . if space is in­fi­nite the odds will even­tu­ally catch up, over and over and over again

. . . in­fi­nite earths.” No poll on whether said earths were flat or spher­i­cal.

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