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Baseball thread 2016

Paddingtonwolf

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Starting a new one for the post-season madness

Wildcard games went just about as I expected (bonus as a Cubs fan that the Mets bit the dust as we never beat them in a series)

Blue Jays v Rangers series has just started in Texas. Quiet stuff with the Jays smashing 5 runs in the third inning.

I love post season play. Actually I just love baseball.
 
They were unlucky against the Giants last night. Thor threw a great game but Bumgartner was just unplayable.
 
To be fair I'm pretty new to it anyway, based off going to a game in NYC last year and then watching it on BT. How come you're so into it Paddy?
 
When I was in the Dominican Republic in 1997 the place was Sammy Sosa MENTAL and I have loved it ever since. Plus I caught a spring training game once when I was in Florida. Texas Rangers v Yankees.
 
Blue Jays are demolishing the Rangers. 10-1 final last night and now 5-1 up in the fifth inning tonight. And both those games are home games for Texas.
 
An absolute spanking Paddy, good to watch too. I had the a Blue Jays to win it all at the start of the season but I think the Cubs will be too good.

Unfortunately as a Yankees fan it pains me to see Boston doing well.
 
Baseball? Of all the sports to gain traction across the pond...
 
Have a word! Baseball is a great day out to watch live but when watching from home there is no comparison.
 
Baseball? Of all the sports to gain traction across the pond...

Technically we invented it and the first settlers took it across. But then I love both Gridiron and Baseball as I lived in NJ for a little while. Couldn't get on with hockey at all and this was with the Nets at the top of their game.

Have a word! Baseball is a great day out to watch live but when watching from home there is no comparison.

Take a breath, I think you are bang on. Red Zone is my preferred Sunday afternoon/ evening viewing.
 
Technically we invented it and the first settlers took it across. But then I love both Gridiron and Baseball as I lived in NJ for a little while. Couldn't get on with hockey at all and this was with the Nets at the top of their game.



Take a breath, I think you are bang on. Red Zone is my preferred Sunday afternoon/ evening viewing.
Good lord, I think the end must be upon me if we'll agree on this!
 
Not for me. I just find most gridiron games incredibly dull, but I love baseball. I would watch whomever was playing, although I prefer it if the Cubs are in action.

Anyway, Rangers trying to get back into it against the Blue Jays. 2 runs in the bottom of the eighth to make it 5-3. Probably too late though.
 
I tried watching NFL once....fair to say I would have been more impressed with a Hoddle Wolves v KJ Wolves (15/16 Season) match with Dean Saunders giving his views throughout.

Seen one Baseball game...fucking loved it. Will be trying to get to grips with the game more when the new season starts.
 
I REALLY must get over to Chicago one day and take in a game at Wrigley Field. I shudder to think how much I would spend in the Cubs shop though...
 
Never got into either when I lived in Canada, but could watch baseball over gridiron.

I got into Ice hockey from playing NHL 93 on the Mega Drive and became a Rangers fan due to Mark Messier being my goal scoring captain. Imagine my sheer delight when I moved to Vancouver and he was the Canucks captain. IMO hockey is the most skilful game out of the 3, quicker paced and more drama.
 
Interesting. I find NBA really dull as well, but when I was in Florida I caught the March Madness College Basketball and that was really entertaining.
 
It really is strange how American sports are so polarising. I really like the NBA too, this may oddly be because I won neatly $500 in a sweep on the Spurs and the magnificent Tim Duncan in 99, been a fan ever since.
 
True that.

Anyway - Blue Jays held on and a 2-0 lead should see them home against the Rangers in a 5 game series you would think.

Red Sox v Indians just started. I think I fancy Cleveland to just pinch the series but it will be a close one.
 
Basketball is dull as fook both live and on TV.

Went to a Grizzlies game and it's literally end to end but it doesn't seem to require much skill. I played games during my time over there and it just seems too easy"
 
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