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PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 1:37 am 
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So, a grand slam, 14 runs all total, three batters hit by balls, an earthquake mid-game, and yet everyone agreed: This was three hours of tedium. Thus two questions:
1. How in the world is this the national past time?
2. What in the world happened to the Angel's pitching?

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 Post subject: Re: Baseball
PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 1:39 am 
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because baseball is life... :fyi:

afa the angels...don't know and don't care ...it's time for some other team to win the al west

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 Post subject: Re: Baseball
PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 9:06 am 
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So, a grand slam, 14 runs all total, three batters hit by balls, an earthquake mid-game, and yet everyone agreed: This was three hours of tedium.

It's always tedious when your team is getting crushed.

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 Post subject: Re: Baseball
PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 11:25 am 
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Pepsuber wrote:
Paulus Magnus wrote:
So, a grand slam, 14 runs all total, three batters hit by balls, an earthquake mid-game, and yet everyone agreed: This was three hours of tedium.

It's always tedious when your team is getting crushed.


Most of us didn't care about the team (and aren't baseball fans) and soccer, football, and hockey games are still interesting when you're losing.

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 Post subject: Re: Baseball
PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 11:29 am 
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soccer...interesting... :shock: surely you jest :scratch:

why is a 49-0 blowout interesting in football...if you are supporting the losing team ...only if the over is 51 and you bet it it would seem to me

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 Post subject: Re: Baseball
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How in the world is this the national past time?


Because it's one man facing down a mob. It's a game that demands honesty on the field and who's rules, (infield fly for example.), will penalise the cheat. Because 162 games tells the lucky that they will need more than good fortune to call themselves heroes. It's one of only two games that I know of in which sheer physical strength cannot defeat those that play with heart. Baseball, in the end, is about character, and that makes it our fitting national pastime.

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 Post subject: Re: Baseball
PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 12:12 pm 
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Soccer isn't interesting whether one is winning or losing. :fyi:

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 Post subject: Re: Baseball
PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 1:03 pm 
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I'm a fair weather Cubs fan so I follow baseball... well, almost never.


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 Post subject: Re: Baseball
PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 1:16 pm 
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hehe...101 years and counting for a ws win...55 years and counting for a ws appearance

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 Post subject: Re: Baseball
PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 1:30 pm 
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hehe...101 years and counting for a ws win...55 years and counting for a ws appearance


And yet their fans still love them all the same. The Cubbies too. They haven't won a World Series in 106? years, and yet almost 40,000 fans fill the seats on average, every single game for 162 games, every season. No other American sport comes close to that.

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 Post subject: Re: Baseball
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my mistake ... this year will be 65 years w/o an appearance in the WS...i knew the year and the math failed me :oops:

it has been 101 years since a WS win... this year will make it 102

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 Post subject: Re: Baseball
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Baseball-

Three minutes of excitement crammed into three hours of boredom!

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 Post subject: Re: Baseball
PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 2:33 pm 
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I love baseball...well at least the majors. I can't think of a better place to take a nap or read a good book. Still, every once in a while, something exciting happens.

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 Post subject: Re: Baseball
PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 10:18 pm 
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It's the national past time because:you can drink a lot of beer,leave nut
shells all over the place,be up to date on five different bathroom-
graffities ,pass out,wake up,vent spleen,hold your eyes
open for the ninth inning,which means you didn't miss anything.

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 Post subject: Re: Baseball
PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 10:24 pm 
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I actually sat through a 20 inning game between the Cardinals and Mets earlier this season. I guess I'm into boring.


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 Post subject: Re: Baseball
PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 10:59 pm 
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it is a thing of great beauty... that the game goes on until someone wins...no matter how long it takes :fyi: :wave

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