The Workplace 8 communication lessons from playoff baseball Hitting a home run to tie the game in the bottom of the ninth inning isn’t impossible in baseball—or public relations. During crunch time, consider these few similarities. By Clare LaneOct. 12, 2016 SHARE Most communications pros are prepared to handle the occasional extra inning or two.When the clock strikes 2 a.m. and you’re heading to the bottom of the 13th, though, it’s important to be ready for even the most unpredictable play. To read the full story, log in. Become a Ragan Insider member to read this article and all other archived content. Sign up today Already a member? Log in here. Learn more about Ragan Insider.