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Baseball Season

Discussion in 'Randomination' started by Grays_1890, 24 Jul 2020.

  1. Grays_1890

    Grays_1890 Edgar Davids

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    Starts later for my beloved Cleveland Indians, anyone else a fan of the MLB, who you following?
     
  2. markysimmo

    markysimmo Johnny nice-tits

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    Went to a game when I was in NY, can honestly say it was the most boring 3 hours of my life
     
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    Grays_1890 Edgar Davids

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    I went to the NY and Boston game in London and it was averaging on for 6 hours, even the USA lot were saying it was a joke. I love it though, I prefer it on tele have to say, like test cricket the ability to skip the crap and filler.
     
  4. Gazza Dazzla

    Gazza Dazzla Vedran Corluka

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    Saw the Miami Marlins once, wasn’t the most entertaining few hours of my life, but think, a bit like cricket, once you understand the tactics of it it would get better. On the whole though, American rounders isn’t for me!
     
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    Rorschach George Hunt

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    I like it. Played in an inter-company softball league for a bit. It's better than cricket.
     
  6. StephenH

    StephenH Colin Calderwood

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    there aren’t enough hours to get into baseball again!
     
  7. Gazza Dazzla

    Gazza Dazzla Vedran Corluka

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    Mental
     
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    Rorschach George Hunt

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    Cricket? You said it mate. The most pointless game in the universe and the sole reason why UFO's don't come here.
     
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    Grays_1890 Edgar Davids

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    That and because the only people that would believe are @markysimmo and @Diamond Lights so they don't bother
     
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  10. galeforce

    galeforce Ricky Villa

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    I keep meaning to get into it, it’s such a storied game and I love the stats side of it.

    I enjoy sport that takes its time

    Is it carried by an official broadcaster over here or would I need to get the boat out?

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    parklane1 Jimmy Cantrell

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    I was playing in the States in the early 80's and a mate gave me tickets to see the LA Dodgers in the World Series against the Yankees, been a fan ever since.
     
  12. Parklaner81

    Parklaner81 Steve Hodge

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    Looked down on a packed, floodlit Fenway Park from the top of the Prudential building in Boston during a game a few years back. Was quite a sight, but that was close enough for me.
     
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    Glenda's Legs Paul Stalteri

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    On a work trip to the US at the end of the 90s my colleagues, who I was meeting for the first time, took me to a Cardinals game. I knew nothing about baseball then (and still don’t now really) and don’t recall anything much about the game that day but I do remember being amazed at the stadium, the sheer number of food outlets and the non-stop coming and going throughout the day to buy food and drink. It was totally different to anything I’d experienced before.
    (Mind you that trip was the first time I’d seen (generally rather large) people eat cream cakes for breakfast).

    I can’t say I have any interest in baseball but I imagine all sports have plus points if you spend the time getting to understand them. ‘Boring’ was how I lazily described cricket until I made an effort to understand it.
     
  14. Rorschach

    Rorschach George Hunt

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    I lived beside Fenway for a bit. The atmosphere on game night was great.
     
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    Grays_1890 Edgar Davids

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    TBH I’m not sure who is carrying it here as I’ve been lazy to check.

    Usually BT Sport or ESPN maybe they are same now?

    I don’t watch every game, from that aspect the number of games makes it a tough slog but love to pick up and put down all season. Watch the highlights every morning.

    The drama of the post season is amazing, I feel that’s where the football leagues play offs came from but it never catches the same buzz I don’t think
     
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    Grays_1890 Edgar Davids

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    BT/ ESPN TONIGHT

    3 games
     
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    Dicko Tim Sherwood

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    Are they gonna change be forced to change their name like the Redskins?
     
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    Grays_1890 Edgar Davids

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    I think it’s abit more rocky for them.

    They named their club in homage to a previous Player with native Indian Roots so the argument is how can that be viewed as having racist undertones. I think they also argue that they wouldn’t name themselves with something negative and the use of Indians is meant in a positive light, which kind of stands to reason, you don’t call your team something you mean in a negative ways. You don’t have a boardroom meeting and say “let’s mock native Indians by calling our sporting franchise something that can be viewed as offensive.

    The term “the tribe” which comes from being the Indians references a term of strength and unity.

    It’s a tough one I think
     
  19. Seedy Ron

    Seedy Ron Dean Richards

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    How are they organising the season this year @Grays_1890? Shortened season or are they playing further into the winter?

    Can easily sit and watch a game on BT, not really got a specific team but like to see the Mets go ok.
     
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    Grays_1890 Edgar Davids

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    Shorter season and moving about the play offs picture.

    Indians broke all kinds of records last night, good stary
     

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