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neoteric lefty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 08:04 PM
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Why has the lounge turned into ESPN.com?
I see so many post about everyone's favorite MLB teams and even new posts about the same game. I am not complaining, just making an observation. I guess the hype will let down as the season matures.
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Champ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 08:05 PM
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1. Yes it has
Go ROCKIES!!!!!!!

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JohnKleeb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 08:07 PM
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2. because the red sox are beatin my birdies up
:(
ahh well I like the sox............when they arent playing the orioles.
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kanrok Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 08:08 PM
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3. It's Springtime!
Baseball and Golf. What more is there to life in warm weather? Ahhh...hot dog and a beer. Sitting in the sun. Crack of the bat. Roar of the crowd. Clear, warm nights. What could be better? (It's a rhetorical question).
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Nailzberg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 08:08 PM
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4. The baseball fans have had a long winter.
Expect the Cardinal fans to stop posting about their team around June.
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Kenneth ken Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 08:08 PM
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5. " I guess the hype will let down as the season matures. "
one can only hope. one hundred sity-something games; this $hit will get old quick.

But of course, I only read the thread topics, so it isn't as mind-numbing as actually reading the threads would get.
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Champ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 08:10 PM
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6. Griffey's at the plate
He hit a two run homer earlier and was hit by a pitch.
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Champ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 08:10 PM
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7. He striked out
:evilfrown:
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Rationality Donating Member (752 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 08:11 PM
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8. Because everyone knows them Yankees are gonna beat the Marlin's ass! n/t
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Champ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 08:12 PM
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9. Rockies vs Red Sox world series
Where the Rockies kick the Sox ass.
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Rationality Donating Member (752 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 08:15 PM
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11. If we don't make it... as long as Boston chokes, I'll do fine.
Edited on Wed Apr-07-04 08:16 PM by Rationality
Ok I confess I'm no serious baseball fan or anything... quit following it religiously after about 2000.
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Spider Jerusalem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 08:14 PM
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10. Because...
sports are a vestige of tribal conflict, experienced vicariously but still real for those who live and die with their team...this is a disease I count myself lucky to be free of.
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teach1st Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 08:22 PM
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12. Not baseball...at least not for some of us
Baseball and Football, by George Carlin

Baseball is different from any other sport, very different. For instance, in most sports you score points or goals; in baseball you score runs. In most sports the ball, or object, is put in play by the offensive team; in baseball the defensive team puts the ball in play, and only the defense is allowed to touch the ball. In fact, in baseball if an offensive player touches the ball intentionally, he's out; sometimes unintentionally, he's out.

Also: in football,basketball, soccer, volleyball, and all sports played with a ball, you score with the ball and in baseball the ball prevents you from scoring.

In most sports the team is run by a coach; in baseball the team is run by a manager. And only in baseball does the manager or coach wear the same clothing the players do. If you'd ever seen John Madden in his Oakland Raiders uniform,you'd know the reason for this custom.

Now, I've mentioned football. Baseball & football are the two most popular spectator sports in this country. And as such, it seems they ought to be able to tell us something about ourselves and our values.

I enjoy comparing baseball and football:

Baseball is a nineteenth-century pastoral game.
Football is a twentieth-century technological struggle.

Baseball is played on a diamond, in a park.The baseball park!
Football is played on a gridiron, in a stadium, sometimes called Soldier Field or War Memorial Stadium.

Baseball begins in the spring, the season of new life.
Football begins in the fall, when everything's dying.

In football you wear a helmet.
In baseball you wear a cap.

Football is concerned with downs - what down is it?
Baseball is concerned with ups - who's up?

In football you receive a penalty.
In baseball you make an error.

In football the specialist comes in to kick.
In baseball the specialist comes in to relieve somebody.

Football has hitting, clipping, spearing, piling on, personal fouls, late hitting and unnecessary roughness.
Baseball has the sacrifice.

Football is played in any kind of weather: rain, snow, sleet, hail, fog...
In baseball, if it rains, we don't go out to play.

Baseball has the seventh inning stretch.
Football has the two minute warning.

Baseball has no time limit: we don't know when it's gonna end - might have extra innings.
Football is rigidly timed, and it will end even if we've got to go to sudden death.

In baseball, during the game, in the stands, there's kind of a picnic feeling; emotions may run high or low, but there's not too much unpleasantness.
In football, during the game in the stands, you can be sure that at least twenty-seven times you're capable of taking the life of a fellow human being.

And finally, the objectives of the two games are completely different:

In football the object is for the quarterback, also known as the field general, to be on target with his aerial assault, riddling the defense by hitting his receivers with deadly accuracy in spite of the blitz, even if he has to use shotgun. With short bullet passes and long bombs, he marches his troops into enemy territory, balancing this aerial assault with a sustained ground attack that punches holes in the forward wall of the enemy's defensive line.

In baseball the object is to go home! And to be safe! - I hope I'll be safe at home!
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Toby109 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 08:40 PM
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13. Thanks for that
It is even better when you hear Carlin do it and the inflections he uses. Classic.
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teach1st Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 08:52 PM
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14. Here's the mp3
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absyntheNsugar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 08:53 PM
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15. We're just happy it's summer season
again :)
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SmileyBoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 08:55 PM
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16. Read my thread on this page.
I agree.
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