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Post by inplainview » 19 Sep 2005 14:35

I play baseball. Pretty religiously. But I can't watch the damn sport. It bores me to death. Is baseball a dying sport?

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Post by TheGoodReverend » 19 Sep 2005 20:11

Yeah it seems like it's dying right now, but then it seems that way every ten or fifteen years or so. In a few years, a Cal Ripken or a McGwire-Sosa record chase will come along and everybody will pay attention again.

Plus, baseball has always been a sport that's better to watch in the park than on TV. You can get a hotdog that way.

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Post by rick » 20 Sep 2005 04:45

I don't think baseball is dying. Most pro sports are under a lot more scrutiny these days than in years past, but baseball is still very popular... much more so in the USA than my native lands pride and joy, Hockey!

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Post by BlackMage » 20 Sep 2005 06:08

I don't see it as a dying sport. I have friends that are adamant about watching every game possible. My roommate is so desperate to watch the Yankees, that he gets on Yahoo and will watch it on there. Some sort of flash program that simulates the game for them.

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Post by The Colonel » 20 Sep 2005 11:22

No way, baseball is awesome. I was just at a Phillies game and had an awesome time. We were 11 rows behind home plate.

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Post by inplainview » 22 Sep 2005 23:53

How much I would love to agree that it's not slowly fading away, but I think The Reverend is right. It's becoming less and less part of the american culture, and more and more every so often people care thing.

It's losing worldwide standing: <a href='http://www.baseballamerica.com/today/ne ... mpics.html' target='_blank'>baseball out of the olympics</a>


It seems to me that baseball loses to basketball and football. :cry:


And soccer? At least soccer is in the olympics.
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Post by csoul » 23 Sep 2005 00:06

I think the thing is that it is becoming such an unrealistic sport. Baseball players are turning into football players, they are huge. Everything about baseball has also been focusing on home runs. I mean, as exciting as they are, it used to be people watched baseball to watch the Cal Ripkens, or the Alomars, or the Pat Borders (yes he is a god) now though it seems like these baseball players are inhuman, something we cant relate to. Soccer and Hockey and even Basketball (with the exception of SHAQ) still use players that seem more human like then these steroid induced baseball players. Yeah in football it is even more extreme, but people pay to see monsters go at it. Baseball was supposed to be a more technical game, like golf.

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Post by kvl » 23 Sep 2005 14:58

Baseball is all but dead in Canada. I predict the Blue Jays packing up and leaving Canada, and baseball becoming a forgotten sport. Its never recovered here since the strike, and there is no interest for it. We have our hockey and basketball and we are content. Mostly about our hockey though.

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Post by StizzleRizzle » 24 Sep 2005 06:59

inplainview wrote:It seems to me that baseball loses to basketball and football.&nbsp; :cry:
I would definitely agree that football is gaining more and more viewers each week. Most people I know would rather watch a football game. I disagree with the idea that basketball is going to overtake baseball. Maybe in the world but definitely not in the U.S. Their viewers numbers have been droppping for years. I personally cannot stand to watch a game because the refs do not understand the idea of traveling.

Back on topic, I do believe that the baseball games are getting boring. It woulldn't be so bad if they didn't go on for so long. I was watching the Red Sox game the other night and it was like 4 hours long. Thats just a little too long to keep someones attention. Although I do like watching the games just to listen to the Rem Dawg (color commentator), he's fucking hilarious sometimes.

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Post by BlackMage » 12 Oct 2005 07:15

And the Yanks are out.

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Post by inplainview » 12 Oct 2005 08:53

BlackMage wrote:And the Yanks are out.
Good riddance :lol:

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Post by TheGoodReverend » 12 Oct 2005 09:16

BlackMage wrote:And the Yanks are out.
say that in the pictures I just masturbated to thread.

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Post by BlackMage » 12 Oct 2005 09:38

You first.

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Post by AngelBaby » 12 Oct 2005 21:53

BlackMage wrote:And the Yanks are out.

<span style='color:blue'>Yay! I hate the Stankees. :bah: </span>

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Post by BlackMage » 12 Oct 2005 23:17

It was actually a funny defeat. They almost looked like they had a chance. My roomie is a big time Yankees fan and the look on his face was just priceless as he saw their last man get tagged out.

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