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Author:  Paulus Magnus [ Tue Jun 15, 2010 1:37 am ]
Post subject:  Baseball

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?

Author:  faithfulservant [ Tue Jun 15, 2010 1:39 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Baseball

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

Author:  Peregrinator [ Tue Jun 15, 2010 9:06 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Baseball

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.

Author:  Paulus Magnus [ Tue Jun 15, 2010 11:25 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Baseball

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.

Author:  faithfulservant [ Tue Jun 15, 2010 11:29 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Baseball

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

Author:  Desertfalcon [ Tue Jun 15, 2010 11:29 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Baseball

Paulus Magnus wrote:
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.

Author:  Peregrinator [ Tue Jun 15, 2010 12:12 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Baseball

Soccer isn't interesting whether one is winning or losing. :fyi:

Author:  Little Pat [ Tue Jun 15, 2010 1:03 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Baseball

I'm a fair weather Cubs fan so I follow baseball... well, almost never.

Author:  faithfulservant [ Tue Jun 15, 2010 1:16 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Baseball

hehe...101 years and counting for a ws win...55 years and counting for a ws appearance

Author:  Desertfalcon [ Tue Jun 15, 2010 1:30 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Baseball

faithfulservant wrote:
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.

Author:  faithfulservant [ Tue Jun 15, 2010 1:39 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Baseball

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

Author:  Rushintuit [ Tue Jun 15, 2010 2:08 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Baseball

Baseball-

Three minutes of excitement crammed into three hours of boredom!

Author:  Athanasius [ Tue Jun 15, 2010 2:33 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Baseball

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.

Author:  crossquad [ Tue Jun 15, 2010 10:18 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Baseball

Greetings:

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.

by(e)carg

Author:  vincenzo [ Tue Jun 15, 2010 10:24 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Baseball

I actually sat through a 20 inning game between the Cardinals and Mets earlier this season. I guess I'm into boring.

Author:  faithfulservant [ Tue Jun 15, 2010 10:59 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Baseball

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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