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Are You Watching The World Series?  
User currently offlinefxramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7191 posts, RR: 86
Posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1652 times:
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Not poker, baseball. Nappy just hit a 2 run HR and tied it up 2 -2 in game 1. This series, Rangers vs. Cardinals could turn out to be a good one despite all the stats saying no. Thoughts?

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User currently offlineSpringbok747 From Australia, joined Nov 2004, 4387 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1641 times:

Why is it called "the world series" when it only involves the US and Canada?   


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User currently onlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15715 posts, RR: 26
Reply 2, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1635 times:

Yes, I'm watching it, but flipping around quite a bit too. A lot of other people won't be watching it though. I expect this World Series to have some of the lowest TV ratings in recent history. Dallas is a big market, but unless you're a fan of one of the teams, this matchup likely doesn't do much for you.

Quoting Springbok747 (Reply 1):

Why is it called "the world series" when it only involves the US and Canada?

First, the best players come to the MLB to play. Secondly, the World Baseball Classic blows to high heaven. Nobody watches that crap.



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User currently offlinetexan From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 4273 posts, RR: 52
Reply 3, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1635 times:

I can't watch it here at work, but I'm listening to it on KESN radio out of Dallas. I've already agreed to shout a round of beer to many of my coworkers if the Rangers get to a clinching game. I'll find a nearby pub and we'll catch the game. There shouldn't be too many other sports going on here at 2 pm!

Go Rangers!

Texan



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User currently onlinevikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 9772 posts, RR: 27
Reply 4, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1628 times:
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Quoting Springbok747 (Reply 1):
Why is it called "the world series" when it only involves the US and Canada?

Why does this question get asked in every single "World Series" thread?   



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User currently offlineflymia From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7119 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1621 times:

I will watch when a clinching game comes. If the Brewers where in it I would want to watch it more. I like baseball watched many of the Divisional and League Championship games but Cards v. Rangers probably the most boring combo possible that could have happened in this playoff IMO.

Quoting Springbok747 (Reply 1):
Why is it called "the world series" when it only involves the US and Canada?

Because it has been that way since 1903.
And no other country has a league nearly as good and talented. The only possible league which may somewhat be able to compete with the MLB is Cuban baseball.



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User currently offlinemke717spotter From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 2441 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1614 times:

Quoting flymia (Reply 5):
If the Brewers where in it I would want to watch it more.

Same here, its gonna be tough for me to watch the first couple of games since they were so close to making it, but I'll get over it eventually. I'll be rooting for the Rangers, not just because of the recent Brewers-Cardinals rivalry, but I like Hamilton and he's one of my favorite players.



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User currently offlineflymia From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7119 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1608 times:

Quoting mke717spotter (Reply 6):
Same here, its gonna be tough for me to watch the first couple of games since they were so close to making it, but I'll get over it eventually. I'll be rooting for the Rangers, not just because of the recent Brewers-Cardinals rivalry, but I like Hamilton and he's one of my favorite players.

Yea. I really like a lot of the Brewers players, some of my favorite in the league.
I am going for the Cards, Represent the NL and I dont want to see Dallas win another one. (Heat fan )



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User currently offlinebookishaviator From Australia, joined Jun 2009, 246 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1577 times:

Sadly, no - best I can do is to follow the games from my desk at work, as I did this morning.


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User currently offlineAesma From France, joined Nov 2009, 6527 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1572 times:

I don't even know what that is, I thought you were talking about the World Series by Renault : http://www.worldseriesbyrenault.fr/en/Pages/Default.aspx :p


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User currently offlinestealthz From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 5678 posts, RR: 45
Reply 10, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1556 times:
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Quoting flymia (Reply 5):
Because it has been that way since 1903.

And that's agood reason.. Not!

Quoting vikkyvik (Reply 4):
Why does this question get asked in every single "World Series" thread?

Because no one has ever given a credible answer..



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User currently offlinewindy95 From United States of America, joined Dec 2008, 2707 posts, RR: 8
Reply 11, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1551 times:

There still playing baseball??


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User currently onlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21513 posts, RR: 55
Reply 12, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1542 times:

When I'm around a TV (hasn't been the case for a few days, and won't be for a few more), I'll watch it. But I'm not going out of my way to do so.

Go Cards - I've had a soft spot for them ever since they beat the Phillies the way they did, and I'd like to see Berkman get a ring.

-Mir



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User currently offlineLoubert From United States of America, joined Aug 2010, 61 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1510 times:

Quoting stealthz (Reply 10):

Because no one has ever given a credible answer..
Quoting flymia (Reply 5):

And no other country has a league nearly as good and talented. The only possible league which may somewhat be able to compete with the MLB is Cuban baseball.

There's your credible answer.

MLB's clubs collect baseball talent from all over the baseball playing world, so World Series (of Baseball) is entirely appropriate.

[Edited 2011-10-20 11:54:02]

User currently offlineN776AU From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 754 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1508 times:

I'm a Cardinals fan, so yes, of course.


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User currently offlinestarbuk7 From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 599 posts, RR: 5
Reply 15, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1502 times:

I am rooting for the Texas Rangers but I have not watched any baseball since the playoffs started. I was happy the Yankees got eliminated though.

User currently offlinekeuleatr72 From Germany, joined Apr 2008, 97 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1491 times:

Having missed Game 1 of the World Series I think I will watch the first couple of innings of tonights game. But I am not going to place any bets who will make it in the end. After the epic fail of the Red Sox in September and the elimination of the Tigers and Justin Verlander I am confident, that whoever I would pick, would definitely loose.

User currently onlineSilver1SWA From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 4769 posts, RR: 26
Reply 17, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1489 times:
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Since my team, the Giants, are not in it I will not be able to sit through the agonizing pain that is listening to Joe Buck and Tim McCarver. I dealt with it last year because I had to for my team, but there is no way I can handle casually watching games featuring their horrible commentary. I tried the other night in the final ALCS game and it didn't go well. I can't stand hearing their pointless, trivial stats. They give a stat for EVERYTHING. ARGH! Tell me about the dynamics of the game, not when the last time a right hander under the age of 28 hit a double to right center in the bottom of the 7th inning with men on first and third in a game 2 or the world series! WHO CARES?!


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User currently onlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21513 posts, RR: 55
Reply 18, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1468 times:

Quoting Silver1SWA (Reply 17):
Tell me about the dynamics of the game

Be careful what you wish for - I'm not sure how much I'd want to hear them taking a crack at that.

-Mir



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User currently onlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15715 posts, RR: 26
Reply 19, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1442 times:

Quoting Silver1SWA (Reply 17):
I will not be able to sit through the agonizing pain that is listening to Joe Buck and Tim McCarver

I turn the sound way down. I hope nobody missed Carver telling us that "strike" is a five letter word. And Joe Buck is proof that talent skips a generation.



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User currently onlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21513 posts, RR: 55
Reply 20, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1439 times:

Quoting BMI727 (Reply 19):
I hope nobody missed Carver telling us that "strike" is a five letter word.

The closed captioning didn't:



-Mir



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User currently offlinemoose135 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 2295 posts, RR: 10
Reply 21, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1432 times:

Quoting BMI727 (Reply 19):
I hope nobody missed Carver telling us that "strike" is a five letter word.

I missed the original quote, but the next inning he corrected himself, saying it was a six letter word. He also said he spend the entire time between innings thinking about it. Must have been taxing (also a six letter word, btw).



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User currently onlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15715 posts, RR: 26
Reply 22, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1414 times:

Quoting moose135 (Reply 21):
He also said he spend the entire time between innings thinking about it.

He's an idiot. But that's what it takes to make Joe Buck look like slightly less of a hack.



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User currently offlinesccutler From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 5488 posts, RR: 28
Reply 23, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1406 times:

Rangers score two in the ninth- bringing the series home all tied-up.

This is classic baseball- seriously good pitching, incredible strategic maneuvering, and perhaps the two most appealing managers in baseball.

Ron Washington is such a good guy, the way he talks about his team, almost makes me wanna cry.

This series is what baseball is all about.



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User currently offlineflymia From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7119 posts, RR: 9
Reply 24, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1405 times:

Watched the game from the 7th. What a game! Might have to watch it more now.


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25 Cadet985 : But there is nothing that can make Joe Buck tolerable. There is no person in all of broadcasting that I can think of who is despised by so many peopl
26 keuleatr72 : I watched the game from the 2nd until the end of the 7th. The highlights for me until I turned off the PC: - Jaime Garcia´s pitching - The two diving
27 moose135 : In all fairness, he probably did get hit by a good number of foul tips as a catcher. I don't know what Buck's excuse is...
28 texan : I got to work at 5:30 today so I could put in my weekly time before the game starts at 1:05 pm on Friday, New Zealand time. Heading down to the Waterl
29 rfields5421 : GO RANGERS!!!!! Weird game 6 tonight but not dull.
30 Mir : Cardinals are doing everything in their power to hand this one to Texas. -Mir
31 dfwrevolution : Texas has made their share of errors. What a sloppy game. Now entering bottom of the 10th.
32 Mir : HOLY CRAP WHAT A GAME. Cardinals down to their last strike TWICE (in two different innings), manage to tie it up both times, and then hit the walk-off
33 PSA53 : Wow! What a game.You don't see two comebacks with two outs too often. Congrats to the Cards!
34 Post contains images Longhornmaniac : One word: Facepalm. Please excuse me while I go cry now. Cheers, Cameron
35 Silver1SWA : All I can say is, glad I'm not a fan in this World Series. That made this pure entertainment for me. Good luck coming back from this one, Texas...
36 BMI727 : I think we can title this one "The Game Nobody Wanted to Win."
37 rfields5421 : It is baseball, not football. Coming back from a disappointment, a game which slipped away is how teams get to the World Series. Tomorrow is a new da
38 Silver1SWA : True, but Texas got the wind punched right out of them..twice! STL has the momentum now, AND they are at home! In 2002 the Giants blew game 6 and did
39 BMI727 : There is no such thing as game to game momentum. Winning one game does not in any way affect the outcome of the next game. Sure there are injuries, f
40 PSA53 : If anyone is interested,game 6 will be replayed in condensed form( 1 1/2 hours) on MLB network. Dish channel153.at 12:30pm pst. Update:It looks like g
41 canoecarrier : I've never been a big fan of baseball but being from close to the St Louis area I decided to watch a couple games during the WS. If every game was lik
42 Silver1SWA : Trust me, you wouldn't want to be a Texas fan last night. That was fun to watch because I didn't really care who wins (although I'd like to see Texas
43 rfields5421 : Well, thankfully I'm already missing most of my hair!!! I'm ascribing some of the goofs to trying too hard to win. At least the Rangers played last n
44 canoecarrier : I think the 2004 Cardinals with disagree with that. After the Red Sox came back to beat the Yankees they swept the Cards. Other than having been to a
45 BMI727 : And they'd be wrong. There are thousands of factors that go into whether or not a team wins a baseball game. Whether or not they won the night before
46 rfields5421 : He does. He was high fiving and hugging the folks around him after Hamilton's homer. They just show Ron Washington at those moments because he is so
47 rfields5421 : Top of the first inning looked good for the Rangers, but walking two of the first batters is NOT the way to hold a 2 point lead.[Edited 2011-10-28 17:
48 canoecarrier : I'm having a hard time figuring out why you feel this way. You're not saying you don't think that they're right, you're absolutly saying it's wrong.
49 BMI727 : Because it is absolutely wrong. Winning one game in and of itself does not affect the chances of winning the next or any other game. No they don't. H
50 Mir : And that, gentlemen, is a Texas-sized choke. Congrats, Cardinals. -Mir
51 Silver1SWA : It can affect a team mentally. Texas did what they needed to do to put last night behind them for good by striking immediately in the first. But then
52 BMI727 : No it doesn't. If you have a bad day at work do you automatically have a bad day the next day? It doesn't work like that. So obviously they weren't p
53 rfields5421 : Walking two runs home, sad. Congratulations to the Cardinals. The Rangers will do it next year !!!!
54 Silver1SWA : I don't know about you, but I don't have something as big as the World Series riding on any day at work, good or bad. Have you ever felt pressure bef
55 Mir : Not automatically, no. Are you more likely to? Definitely. -Mir
56 Post contains links BMI727 : Yes, and events are separate. Momentum is an invention of media and fans. http://harvardsportsanalysis.wordpre...llies-carry-through-extra-innings/ h
57 Silver1SWA : I can't believe we are arguing about this using sources to make a point. I see it like this. In the 9th inning last night, the Cardinals said "oh yea
58 Post contains images BMI727 : But caving under pressure once does not have an effect on the likelihood to cave the next time. If it happens repeatedly, it isn't because of momentu
59 Silver1SWA : Again, have you ever experienced pressure in competitive situations? It becomes much harder to perform at your best when you see your chances slip aw
60 BMI727 : But that completely undermines the momentum theory of game 7 being a continuation of game 6. And for each media hack espousing the idea of game to ga
61 Silver1SWA : When I said momentum, I meant that one team was riding on an incredible high, the other experiencing a huge low. Attitude and state of mind can carry
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