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    Quote Originally Posted by Matteh
    Has a foreign team ever actually been in the final of the 'World' Series of baseball?

    Also, baseball is really no longer the 'national pastime'. It's more football (US version) now.

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    Don't say that to a baseball fan though.
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    Don't say that to a baseball fan though.
    Indeed, say baseball is girly-boy rounders to baseball fans or baseball is just a crap, unpopular, insular version of cricket - then explain to them what insular means.

    Anyway as for a 'foreign' team wining the 'World' Series it doesn't really matter, it's like saying whether a foreign based team won the Premiership when a lot of the players are foreign anyway. Most baseball teams have a few players from Dominican Republic, Cuba or that sort of country. Hardly any players from Japan, Australia, Canada etc. as far as I can remember in the American league.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scaly piscine
    Indeed, say baseball is girly-boy rounders to baseball fans or baseball is just a crap, unpopular, insular version of cricket - then explain to them what insular means.

    Anyway as for a 'foreign' team wining the 'World' Series it doesn't really matter, it's like saying whether a foreign based team won the Premiership when a lot of the players are foreign anyway. Most baseball teams have a few players from Dominican Republic, Cuba or that sort of country. Hardly any players from Japan, Australia, Canada etc. as far as I can remember in the American league.
    There are a few Japanese players in MLB, one of the best Yankees is from Japan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silentstriker
    Also, baseball is really no longer the 'national pastime'. It's more football (US version) now.


    Again, another sport that you share with the world.


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    And Scaly, we dont call it the World Premiership Championship. Its the English league (though we let in Welsh teams, hurrah!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by silentstriker
    Also, baseball is really no longer the 'national pastime'. It's more football (US version) now.
    The point was that it's hardly a World Series when it's basically only American teams...One year two teams from New York were in the final, hardly justifiable as a 'World' competition. It'd be like Fulham and Chelsea being in the final of the World Cup.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matteh
    The point was that it's hardly a World Series when it's basically only American teams...One year two teams from New York were in the final, hardly justifiable as a 'World' competition. It'd be like Fulham and Chelsea being in the final of the World Cup.

    Well, the best baseball players in the world are playing in it...so you can call it a world championship. In any case, we all know the world ends at the US border .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matteh
    The point was that it's hardly a World Series when it's basically only American teams...One year two teams from New York were in the final, hardly justifiable as a 'World' competition. It'd be like Fulham and Chelsea being in the final of the World Cup.
    The top international baseball players end up playing baseball in the US (MLB) for the $$$, so in that sense it is a World Series. Baseball isn't very popular in places apart from the US, the Carribean and the Far East ... in that sense it's not as global sport as cricket and not even close to tennis or soccer (football). For me, the top three sports are as follows:
    1) soccer/football 2) tennis 3) cricket (based on overall quality and global popularity) ... basketball close behind i guess

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    Anyone care to remind me how the USA went in the World Cup thing that was just held for baseball?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vic_orthdox
    Anyone care to remind me how the USA went in the World Cup thing that was just held for baseball?
    Didn't they win it because noone else turned up?

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    I think some Central American team won it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpr
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    Anyway, the final

    England v Germany:

    After knocking over the Italians in the quarters (who's tactic of running away then changing sides hasnt worked since 1944), and making the French surrender in the semis (breaking Scotland v Estonia's record of fastest international match), England lined up to face the old enemy. In a re run of the 1966 final, but this time on German soil. Naturally german fans are expectant, almost arrogant. Naturally English fans show blind loyalty despite the fact half the squad have bird flu (the half dead michael carrick is still prefered to the fully fit standby Phil Neville). Due to gangrene Rooney has had his right leg amputated, so sven puts him on the left wing ahead of joe cole

    Only one ref can manage such a match. No, not Uriah Rennie, but Pierre Luigi Collina comes back for one match.

    Things start bad for Germany, as a high ball goes between crouch's legs and over the defender stood between them, owen chases the ball into the box, provoking the usual 'How dare you f*****g come within 20 yards of me' reaction from Lehman, who promtly pushes him over and demands Owen booked. Unlike Premiership refs, Collina has a spine, so germany are down to 10 men.

    Unfortunatly the first half is bogged down with both sides entrenched in their own half. At one point rooney advanced 6 inches to the delight of the crowd, untill they realised he'd lost balance and fallen over. Sven moves in upfront in the hope he can do it again in the box and win a penalty. Play is held up just before half-time due to floodlight failure. Dozy Crouch wasnt looking where he was going and smashed a bulb.

    Early in the second half the sides are evened when Beckham earns a red card and the George Cross for kicking Ballack in the Ballacks.

    In the 2nd minute of stoppage time, Sven, seeing a major feat of genius is needed to secure the game, subs Crouch before a corner to replace him with Hargreaves. The german players promptly start laughing at the fact that such a p**s-poor excuse for a footballer is on the pitch they dont notice Gary Neville sneak in at the back post to score the winning goal.

    In celebration, the Queen officially declares July 9th National Bushy Tache day. America delcares it Dominance Day to celebrate the day an American single handidly won the World Cup, because the Canadians count as their own when it comes to victories.


    So there you have it, 1-0 England in the final, Neville for the winner, get down the bookies. I've seen the future
    That would be rather interesting.

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