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Field athletes such as Andrew’s Jordan Vela will have their accomplishments recognized in meters rather than feet and inches. 22ND CENTURY MEDIA FILE PHOTO
Jeff Vorva, Sports Editor
12:21 am CST January 16, 2020

I hate the metric system.

I hated it back in the early 1970s when I was in grade school and I didn’t get it.

Back then, the United States was supposed to convert to the metric system in order to be in line with the rest of the world. Feet and inches were going to be meters. We were going to drink liters and weigh kilograms.

It got to the point where even in Major League Baseball they tinkered with it. I believe I was watching a Cubs game when Pete LaCock hit the first metric home run.