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Post by Ed on Thu Mar 12, 2009 3:14 pm

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Post by Manarocks on Sat Mar 14, 2009 11:01 am

You must not be a true baseball fan.
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Re: World Bassball Classic

Post by natalie on Sat Mar 14, 2009 11:04 am

Manarocks wrote:You must not be a true baseball fan.

Not "baseball," "bassball."

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Post by Ed on Sat Mar 14, 2009 11:36 am

Manarocks wrote:You must not be a true baseball fan.

I played baseball up until age 40. Just stopped this year. Competed against former major league players - can you say the same? I've forgotten more about the sport than you will ever know.

Baseball was been ruined a long time ago by greed and drugs and this phony international sham does nothing for me. The sport on a professional level is broken and their is no competetive balance.

On an amateur level, there is nothing wrong with the sport in it's pure form. Between the lines, there is nothing better. Just don't get me to buy into this bullshit. Pitchers only throwing 3 innings in this tournament? It's a glorified scrimmage game. Whoever wins is not the best team internationally at all. This is all about marketing trying to find more dollars to bleed out of other countries.
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Post by Manarocks on Sun Mar 22, 2009 12:12 pm

Ed wrote:
Manarocks wrote:You must not be a true baseball fan.

I played baseball up until age 40. Just stopped this year. Competed against former major league players - can you say the same? I've forgotten more about the sport than you will ever know.

Baseball was been ruined a long time ago by greed and drugs and this phony international sham does nothing for me. The sport on a professional level is broken and their is no competetive balance.

On an amateur level, there is nothing wrong with the sport in it's pure form. Between the lines, there is nothing better. Just don't get me to buy into this bullshit. Pitchers only throwing 3 innings in this tournament? It's a glorified scrimmage game. Whoever wins is not the best team internationally at all. This is all about marketing trying to find more dollars to bleed out of other countries.


No disrespect but you do not know what this WBC means in other countries. Greed and drugs has been in sports longer than you have been alive my man. Baseball is a great game and now it is played all over the world. Very Happy
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Re: World Bassball Classic

Post by Ed on Sun Mar 22, 2009 7:16 pm

Manarocks wrote:
Ed wrote:
Manarocks wrote:You must not be a true baseball fan.

I played baseball up until age 40. Just stopped this year. Competed against former major league players - can you say the same? I've forgotten more about the sport than you will ever know.

Baseball was been ruined a long time ago by greed and drugs and this phony international sham does nothing for me. The sport on a professional level is broken and their is no competetive balance.

On an amateur level, there is nothing wrong with the sport in it's pure form. Between the lines, there is nothing better. Just don't get me to buy into this bullshit. Pitchers only throwing 3 innings in this tournament? It's a glorified scrimmage game. Whoever wins is not the best team internationally at all. This is all about marketing trying to find more dollars to bleed out of other countries.


No disrespect but you do not know what this WBC means in other countries. Greed and drugs has been in sports longer than you have been alive my man. Baseball is a great game and now it is played all over the world. Very Happy

Yes, but the drugs in sports used to be peformance DE-enhancing. As for WBC, when the U.S. truly really sends it's true all star team and kills all these countries easily, then maybe I will get it.
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Re: World Bassball Classic

Post by SilverBlack on Sun Mar 22, 2009 8:23 pm

Manarocks wrote:
Ed wrote:
Manarocks wrote:You must not be a true baseball fan.

I played baseball up until age 40. Just stopped this year. Competed against former major league players - can you say the same? I've forgotten more about the sport than you will ever know.

Baseball was been ruined a long time ago by greed and drugs and this phony international sham does nothing for me. The sport on a professional level is broken and their is no competetive balance.

On an amateur level, there is nothing wrong with the sport in it's pure form. Between the lines, there is nothing better. Just don't get me to buy into this bullshit. Pitchers only throwing 3 innings in this tournament? It's a glorified scrimmage game. Whoever wins is not the best team internationally at all. This is all about marketing trying to find more dollars to bleed out of other countries.


No disrespect but you do not know what this WBC means in other countries. Greed and drugs has been in sports longer than you have been alive my man. Baseball is a great game and now it is played all over the world. Very Happy

Baseball has been played all over the world for a very long time. In the UK, it was a Victorians girl's game Wink (Boys played cricket) The difference here that I see is that for a very long time, there hasn't been any momentum for a real 'World Series' - the money just hasn't been in genuine international baseball. And because the US is the only country that seriously invests in the sport, it has a huge advantage. Provide a genuine, international competition, and that won't last - the US will always dominate, for sure, but other countries will step up to the bat to deliver (ho ho ho!)

But I seriously don't understand the point of changing the rules for this. That's not 'International Baseball' that's international farting around.
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