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reyd reid reed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-03-06 09:12 PM
Response to Reply #20
40. I don't think so at all
I think it's simply a matter of people who truly love the game with reverence and passion wanting to share that feeling with others. We hope that if the game is better understood, it will be better appreciated and more people will enjoy it.

There is absolutely no feeling in the world that equals settling in at a park to watch a game. Absolutely none. The sights and the sounds and the smells. None better.





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  -My hypothesis on why some people consider baseball 'boring' Oeditpus Rex  Apr-03-06 04:13 PM   #0 
  - That, and they have no souls  dolo amber   Apr-03-06 04:15 PM   #1 
  - I think you're right - I can't stand it on TV, because it IS boring.  Rabrrrrrr   Apr-03-06 04:16 PM   #2 
  - they are to be pitied...the herks!!  wildhorses   Apr-03-06 04:17 PM   #3 
  - I guess I'm not one of the aforementioned  u4ic   Apr-03-06 04:21 PM   #4 
  - Because it is boring?  ThomCat   Apr-03-06 04:24 PM   #5 
  - Where you sit means little, if anything  Oeditpus Rex   Apr-03-06 04:54 PM   #14 
  - I have to agree.  SouthoftheBorderPaul   Apr-03-06 04:59 PM   #16 
  - Scoring does not equivocate to action  Oeditpus Rex   Apr-03-06 05:26 PM   #19 
  - "One of the beauties of baseball is it doesn't demand constant attention."  SouthoftheBorderPaul   Apr-04-06 03:36 PM   #59 
  - As a guy who LOVES baseball  Uzybone   Apr-04-06 08:11 PM   #64 
  - Not preposterous to me  VancSouthpaw   Apr-05-06 03:14 PM   #96 
  - Yup, can't disagree... went to a zillion Phillies games as a kid  LostinVA   Apr-03-06 09:34 PM   #42 
  - Baseball is a complex game  skygazer   Apr-03-06 04:25 PM   #6 
  - That was poetry in itself  Oeditpus Rex   Apr-03-06 04:55 PM   #15 
  - I thought it was all about the ball.  Call Me Wesley   Apr-03-06 04:25 PM   #7 
  - That was wrong on so many levels  dr.strangelove   Apr-03-06 04:41 PM   #9 
  - A dear friend of mine  Call Me Wesley   Apr-03-06 04:49 PM   #12 
     - I'm not a Cubbies fan and I cried.  dr.strangelove   Apr-03-06 04:52 PM   #13 
        - I wanted to cry...  reyd reid reed   Apr-03-06 09:04 PM   #37 
  - Ouch  reyd reid reed   Apr-03-06 09:02 PM   #35 
  - The alternate (and correct) hypothesis:  ForrestGump   Apr-03-06 04:32 PM   #8 
  - Cricket - whats wrong with a sx hour at bat?  dr.strangelove   Apr-03-06 04:42 PM   #10 
  - I'd love to watch a cricket match  Oeditpus Rex   Apr-03-06 05:20 PM   #17 
     - DirectTV offers them periodically on PPV  jakefrep   Apr-05-06 03:38 PM   #98 
  - I agree  dr.strangelove   Apr-03-06 04:45 PM   #11 
  - i love any sport you can read a book to while watching  Magic Rat   Apr-03-06 05:23 PM   #18 
  - Why is it that baseball fans so often want to explain why other people  petronius   Apr-03-06 05:29 PM   #20 
  - Why can't non-fans just accept the fact  Oeditpus Rex   Apr-03-06 05:43 PM   #21 
  - Why Try to Improve on Mann's Words....  GalleryGod   Apr-03-06 05:48 PM   #22 
  - Exactly  Oeditpus Rex   Apr-03-06 06:03 PM   #23 
  - My absolute favorite speech about baseball.  SeattleGirl   Apr-03-06 11:28 PM   #48 
  - It would help, then, if you had included a link to that earlier post  petronius   Apr-03-06 06:05 PM   #24 
  - If I'd posted a link  Oeditpus Rex   Apr-03-06 06:24 PM   #25 
     - I don't view those as put-downs, nor were they intended to be  petronius   Apr-03-06 06:50 PM   #26 
        - I agree the game drags  Oeditpus Rex   Apr-03-06 07:09 PM   #28 
           - Cheers!  petronius   Apr-03-06 07:26 PM   #29 
  - Great question  Radio_Guy   Apr-03-06 08:59 PM   #33 
     - Soccer's got a long way to go  Oeditpus Rex   Apr-03-06 09:33 PM   #41 
        - That's why Arena Football has staying power  Radio_Guy   Apr-03-06 11:14 PM   #43 
  - I don't think so at all  reyd reid reed   Apr-03-06 09:12 PM   #40 
  - Terrific post  Awsi Dooger   Apr-05-06 12:11 AM   #71 
  - I think it is because baseball really is boring  beyurslf   Apr-03-06 06:55 PM   #27 
  - What sport(s) do you find exciting? (n.t)  Oeditpus Rex   Apr-03-06 07:53 PM   #31 
     - Almost every other sport. Love college basketball. Watch the NFL.  beyurslf   Apr-04-06 10:00 PM   #68 
  - The only thing more boring than baseball  Medium Baby Jesus   Apr-03-06 07:30 PM   #30 
  - Strange how there've been so many baseball movies, huh?  Oeditpus Rex   Apr-03-06 07:58 PM   #32 
  - The game lends itself to conversation.  GOPisEvil   Apr-03-06 09:01 PM   #34 
  - Exactly, Dave.  GalleryGod   Apr-05-06 06:46 PM   #103 
  - To quote Peter Golenboch:  mac56   Apr-03-06 09:02 PM   #36 
  - ha!  shanti   Apr-03-06 11:47 PM   #56 
  - I just watch it for the nice butts. n/t  UncleSepp   Apr-03-06 09:09 PM   #38 
  - That's not the reason THIS person has.  notmyprez   Apr-03-06 09:10 PM   #39 
  - EVERYTHING that happens on the field and in the stands is BORING.  SmileyBoy   Apr-03-06 11:17 PM   #44 
  - go to a baseball game and watch  madrchsod   Apr-03-06 11:18 PM   #45 
  - baseball is poetry in motion  WindRavenX   Apr-03-06 11:23 PM   #46 
  - Yup  Oeditpus Rex   Apr-03-06 11:26 PM   #47 
  - lol I know  WindRavenX   Apr-03-06 11:34 PM   #49 
     - In BOSTON??  Oeditpus Rex   Apr-03-06 11:36 PM   #51 
  - LOL  SmileyBoy   Apr-03-06 11:35 PM   #50 
  - I think you love baseball....  grasswire   Apr-03-06 11:37 PM   #52 
  - That's part of it  Oeditpus Rex   Apr-03-06 11:44 PM   #55 
  - nahhhhh  shanti   Apr-03-06 11:42 PM   #53 
  - It's Not So Much That I Think Baseball Is Boring...  The Great Escape   Apr-03-06 11:44 PM   #54 
  - never forget that half of all Murkans are below average intelligence  leftofthedial   Apr-03-06 11:47 PM   #57 
  - Because it IS boring to watch... playing it is something else  JCMach1   Apr-04-06 02:53 AM   #58 
  - I agree, nice analysis  MadHound   Apr-04-06 03:40 PM   #60 
  - There's isn't enough action and scoring.  gizmo1979   Apr-04-06 04:28 PM   #61 
  - I don't think that's necessarily true  Oeditpus Rex   Apr-04-06 04:39 PM   #62 
  - I can't argue with that.  gizmo1979   Apr-04-06 07:52 PM   #63 
  - Douglas Wallop obviously had never heard of jazz when he said that. n/m  IntravenousDemilo   Apr-05-06 02:40 PM   #90 
  - Exactly  imperialismispasse   Apr-05-06 11:39 AM   #77 
  - sorry. I'm a hater.  fleabert   Apr-04-06 08:19 PM   #65 
  - Can't argue about the cost  Oeditpus Rex   Apr-04-06 08:54 PM   #66 
  - I guess that 's why I love the Spurs then...  fleabert   Apr-05-06 11:04 AM   #72 
  - Y'know, I've said that same thing many times  Oeditpus Rex   Apr-05-06 02:23 PM   #85 
     - LOL.  fleabert   Apr-05-06 02:30 PM   #86 
        - Some have  Oeditpus Rex   Apr-05-06 02:42 PM   #91 
  - That ws a GREAT infield. But NBA costs vs. MLB?  GalleryGod   Apr-05-06 11:39 AM   #76 
     - thanks for the exception for my Spurs, they are wonderful!  fleabert   Apr-05-06 01:50 PM   #80 
     - However-without the disastrous 1986 and 1996 seasons  GalleryGod   Apr-05-06 02:14 PM   #83 
        - true, very true.  fleabert   Apr-05-06 02:22 PM   #84 
     - Aren't passing and defense illegal  Oeditpus Rex   Apr-05-06 02:44 PM   #93 
        - not if you watch the spurs!  fleabert   Apr-05-06 04:03 PM   #99 
  - 5-7 Hours ? Not.Check your memory banks,'Bert ! Didn't happen.  GalleryGod   Apr-05-06 11:31 AM   #75 
     - geez- from driving there, parking, getting settled, the seventh inning  fleabert   Apr-05-06 01:47 PM   #79 
        - How many years ago was this ?  GalleryGod   Apr-05-06 02:09 PM   #81 
           - last year- Red Sox. Oakland.  fleabert   Apr-05-06 02:11 PM   #82 
  - Sadly...I used to love baseball. Went to Brewers games all summer  MrsGrumpy   Apr-04-06 09:01 PM   #67 
  - I fucking despised homer mania  Oeditpus Rex   Apr-05-06 02:59 PM   #94 
     - Are you laughing at me? Are you laughing at me...?  MrsGrumpy   Apr-05-06 04:20 PM   #100 
        - Nah, it's just  Oeditpus Rex   Apr-05-06 04:36 PM   #101 
           - Hahahahahahaha!  MrsGrumpy   Apr-05-06 04:45 PM   #102 
  - Baseball is always better live than on TV. My theory...  av8rdave   Apr-04-06 10:58 PM   #69 
  - Tv baseball is boring, seeing it live is slightly better, playing it is  GreenPartyVoter   Apr-04-06 11:04 PM   #70 
  - I think it's a tragedy...  Reverend_Smitty   Apr-05-06 11:19 AM   #73 
  - I'm a stats freak too, and I also hate math  Oeditpus Rex   Apr-05-06 02:32 PM   #87 
  - baseball fans doth protest too much  northzax   Apr-05-06 11:26 AM   #74 
  - For the counter-reason that others seem to need  Oeditpus Rex   Apr-05-06 02:35 PM   #89 
  - Baseball on TV is boring because  Rosie1223   Apr-05-06 01:23 PM   #78 
  - I *said* I was sorry!  Richardo   Apr-05-06 02:34 PM   #88 
  - Baseball is boring because there are some seasons in which  Ron Mexico   Apr-05-06 02:43 PM   #92 
  - As long as they're mixin' it up in September  Oeditpus Rex   Apr-05-06 03:07 PM   #95 
     - I Love Dodger Stadium!  GalleryGod   Apr-05-06 06:48 PM   #104 
        - I've never been there  Oeditpus Rex   Apr-05-06 07:15 PM   #105 
  - I think what you're saying is true of anything  EstimatedProphet   Apr-05-06 03:19 PM   #97 
 

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