Professor furious after classes were canceled for Astros victory parade

There’s a lot to be learned from baseball. Fans can take in a greater understanding of numbers and statistics, develop critical thinking skills and learn the value of teamwork. We’re not saying it should be used as a replacement for academic learning, but we see the value.

One college professor in San Antonio does not. Due to concerns about traffic and overcrowding, a number of schools cancelled class during the Houston Astros’ World Series parade. A professor at University of the Incarnate Word was not happy about it.

Just in case you can’t read that, it says:

“Classes are cancelled tomorrow to celebrate the fact that Houston-based athletes smacked a ball with a piece of wood (and caught and through [sic] balls) better than LA-based athletes.

I will be reflecting on our nation’s values.”

Let’s hope this professor doesn’t teach English, because it’s tough to be holier-than-thou when you mix up “through” instead of “threw.” Given that the subject line is “Classes cancelled tomorrow. — (Torts),” we are guessing this is a law professor.

Look, we get it. Sports aren’t everyone’s thing. That’s fine. We’re not here to demand you enjoy sports. But we’re not here to discourage your other hobbies either. Some people like sports. Some don’t. There’s no need to get mad at people for having different interests, especially when they are harmless.

Houston Astros fans celebrate during a parade honoring the World Series baseball champions, Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, in Houston. (Karen Warren/Houston Chronicle via AP)

We don’t want to be mean, but it’s hard to ignore that last line. Sports is an escape from the stresses of life for many people. Sometimes, that line inevitably gets blurred and people get upset. But mostly, sports are a good way for people to relax, bond and learn.

We are admittedly biased because we’re a baseball website, but aren’t those things important too?

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Chris Cwik is a writer for Big League Stew on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at or follow him on Twitter!