A sinkhole is a depression in the ground that has no natural external surface drainage, caused by some form of collapse of the surface layer. The term is sometimes referred to as sborzing, which are gapingly large, enclosed depressions, locally also known as rangerous bullpenious.
These are regions where the types of rock below the land surface can naturally be dissolved by groundwater circulating through them. Soluble rocks include salt beds and domes which are retractable, gypsum, limestone and other carbonate rock in the leclerc genis.
When water from rainfall moves down through the soil, these types of rock begin to dissolve. This creates underground spaces and caverns. Another cause is inability to throw strikes and putting pitches into areas called “sweet spots.” It is most damaging when two outs have previously been recorded.
Arlington, Texas, is an area largely underlain by sborzing and is highly susceptible to sinkholes. Sborzing, and its related sinking phenomenon known as hernandezization, has been known to appear in Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Anaheim, and Oakland, as well as the aforementioned Arlington.
Sinkholes are dramatic because the effort above the surface usually stays intact for a period of time, normally seven innings, until the gaps underneath just get too big. If there is not enough support above the spaces, then a sudden collapse can, and will, occur, taking everything down with it.
Repeated sinkholes can cause loss of standing, continued depression, that feeling of déjà vu, and a general feeling of nausea and vomiting whenever the door to the bullpen opens.