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    Baseball thread

    Can't see another.

    My beloved Cubs* are looking good in early season. Come on me cubbies

    *from a holiday many moons ago in the Dominican republic. Sammy Sosa central so everyone is a cub!
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    Used to love watching it when I had Virgin, sadly only available on ESPN I believe.

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    Baseball is ace to watch both live and on the box.
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    Baseball is my least followed of the American sports, but used to love watching it when C5 had it in the late nineties. San Francisco Giants was my team, largely because of Barry Bonds.
    No idea how they are getting on now.

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    Yeah, I watched the Bluejays in Toronto a few years ago and had a cracking afternoon.

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    Never watched a single second of a Baseball game but will be at one in 13 days time.

    If I don't take to the game, it would appear I can eat and drink myself to death in the Stadium.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenny View Post
    Never watched a single second of a Baseball game but will be at one in 13 days time.

    If I don't take to the game, it would appear I can eat and drink myself to death in the Stadium.
    True dat, got that from watching the Wire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenny View Post
    Never watched a single second of a Baseball game but will be at one in 13 days time.

    If I don't take to the game, it would appear I can eat and drink myself to death in the Stadium.
    Take a good book.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pittpenguinbabe View Post
    Take a good book.
    You sound like my sister, kept asking 'how much longer' and as the game was tied was well pissed off when my Nephew informed me that they don't do draws in baseball.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pittpenguinbabe View Post
    Take a good book.
    A fan then....

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    Quote Originally Posted by ROVERT47 View Post
    You sound like my sister, kept asking 'how much longer' and as the game was tied was well pissed off when my Nephew informed me that they don't do draws in baseball.
    I probably do sound like her as I kept saying ' Is it nearly the end '

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenny View Post
    A fan then....
    I've tried and tried and tried to get interested in the game but its just too damn slow. Maybe it doesn't help that it's the Pirates I have been watching, I dunno. I'm sure you will enjoy it Kenny, especially if the suns shining and you have a beer in your hand. Oh hang on, the beers usually shit at games too. There's always the fab Hot Dogs .

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    Cubbies win tonight
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    Going to take in a minor league baseball game when Im over in Vancouver in August... GO VANCOUVER CANADIANS GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quirkafleeg View Post
    Going to take in a minor league baseball game when Im over in Vancouver in August... GO VANCOUVER CANADIANS GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
    You'll enjoy Nat Bailey Stadium. It's called "the best little baseball field in North America." Can't speak about the Canadians talent because I haven't watched them in years. The Whitecaps, coached by Carl Robinson, play during the summer months. Any way, enjoy the fabulous sights of the city, including the baseball..

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    I've already got a ticket for the Whitecaps v new York Red Bulls in September gonna be excellent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pittpenguinbabe View Post
    I've tried and tried and tried to get interested in the game but its just too damn slow. Maybe it doesn't help that it's the Pirates I have been watching, I dunno. I'm sure you will enjoy it Kenny, especially if the suns shining and you have a beer in your hand. Oh hang on, the beers usually shit at games too. There's always the fab Hot Dogs .
    I'm hopeful the $1.5bn Yankee Stadium has more to offer than Bud Light.

    The food and drink options seem endless.

    Been keeping an eye on their results and the Yankees seem to be Wolveslite

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    They are shite this year.
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    Phillies for me. Started better than last year, hopefully more to come.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paddingtonwolf View Post
    They are shite this year.
    I believe they just beat the World Champions! over 4 games but generally lose more than they win.

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    Saw the Mets against the Yankees at Citi Field last year. Have followed the Mets since in that short time span. Was a great atmosphere though I'm not sure about it as a sport. The home runs were kinda cool but in between those it was a bit of a snoozefest.

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    I saw the Baltimore Orioles play 2 years ago and all I can say about baseball is that a 5 day test match of Cricket has more entertainment than baseball.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paddingtonwolf View Post
    They are $#@!e this year.
    It's because their run machines are older than God's dog. Can't win if you can't score.
    Nothing to see here...... can't offend sensitive souls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quirkafleeg View Post
    I've already got a ticket for the Whitecaps v new York Red Bulls in September gonna be excellent.
    That's too bad because I'm on my way to Australia in September, otherwise I would have met up with you. But I'd have to remember not to talk about the Wolves of the 1950s if I did. I enjoy the forum but don't comment much these days. Life's too busy.

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    Wow

    Thread necromancy time

    We are down to the final four again

    American League

    Houston Astros v New York Yankees

    National League

    Chicago Cubs v Los Angeles Dodgers

    Hopefully my beloved Cubs can make the World Series as defending champs, but I think it will be a tough one against the Dodgers. Astros v Yankees is a coin toss. No doubt me and Darlo will have some late nights checking on post season again...
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    Been following the Yankees since watching them. Their fans are genuinely shocked they are in the American League Final. The club decided towards the end of the previous season to go for the yoof and invest in the future. They expected this season to be a slog as they gained experience. At one point they looked like they would finish top of their section but fell away towards the end and the Red Sox took it. Won their wild card and then lost the first 2 games against the Indians but dragged it back.

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    The Yankees v Indians and Cubs v Nationals series were both great stuff. I worry that both of us will be disappointed as the Astros and the Dodgers had an easy time in their series.

    Here's hoping though. I need the Yankees to beat the Astros so that we could have home field advantage in the World Series if we can beat the Dodgers.

    For those who don't follow baseball, you really should take a look. For me, it is the best of the American sports, and a day at the ball game is BRILLIANT.
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    Dodgers went a mad winning run at one point. Seemed unbeatable.

    Got to love a sport where you play 160+ games a season. Day out at the Yankee Stadium was superb, one of the best sporting experiences.
    The MLB are trying to set up games in the UK like the NFL have done.

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    If the cubs come over the pond for that I am SO THERE.
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    2 games at the London Stadium either in 2019 or 2020. Looks like the Yankees will play both. Whether it's part of a mini series or different teams they don't know.

    Probably try to get the Red Sox over as they love the Yankees....

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