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    Quote Originally Posted by Monty
    i know mate but they are proud of how many times they did this it is stupid and their seasons are way to long
    1) Uhh, probably because it is really hard to get a hit? Its not like they are using cricket bats here..

    2) Yeah, and look at the consistantly high crowds baseball draws right throughout the season.. While cricket may as well forget high attendances for pretty much all domestic games, and all but the best test matches..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Langeveldt
    1) Uhh, probably because it is really hard to get a hit? Its not like they are using cricket bats here..

    2) Yeah, and look at the consistantly high crowds baseball draws right throughout the season.. While cricket may as well forget high attendances for pretty much all domestic games, and all but the best test matches..
    erm....baseball doesnt get high crowds throughout a season...too many games for that to happen, I beleive quite often for some games you are talking a 4 figured amount as an attendance figure...still ok compared to domestic cricket but not when compared to american football..in fact even college football (which attract incredible crowds..100,000 for a college game)

    Infact some of the lesser teams in the MLB struggle to average half full stadia
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    Quote Originally Posted by Langeveldt
    1) Uhh, probably because it is really hard to get a hit? Its not like they are using cricket bats here..

    2) Yeah, and look at the consistantly high crowds baseball draws right throughout the season.. While cricket may as well forget high attendances for pretty much all domestic games, and all but the best test matches..
    cricket is the second most followed sport in the world after soccer...

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    Thanks to India's large population where cricket is basically the only major sport played internationally.

    Australia recently won an Olympic medal for baseball (believe it or not). Baseball is also reasonably popular in South Africa and Holland. Small followings but still enough to get an olympic team up there.

    And as for baseball, I'm pretty sure it was introduced in one of the past US Olympics, because if I understand correctly from what I've been told, each host nation gets to pitch their own sport to the IOC to have competition in their Olympics, and possibly beyond.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Josh
    Thanks to India's large population where cricket is basically the only major sport played internationally.

    Australia recently won an Olympic medal for baseball (believe it or not). Baseball is also reasonably popular in South Africa and Holland. Small followings but still enough to get an olympic team up there.

    And as for baseball, I'm pretty sure it was introduced in one of the past US Olympics, because if I understand correctly from what I've been told, each host nation gets to pitch their own sport to the IOC to have competition in their Olympics, and possibly beyond.
    hollands cricket team would be stronger than their baseball team

    and when it comes to getting up a team, just for the sake of having a team cricket could easily manage 32 teams...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swervy
    erm....baseball doesnt get high crowds throughout a season...too many games for that to happen, I beleive quite often for some games you are talking a 4 figured amount as an attendance figure...still ok compared to domestic cricket but not when compared to american football..in fact even college football (which attract incredible crowds..100,000 for a college game)

    Infact some of the lesser teams in the MLB struggle to average half full stadia
    The lesser teams struggle to average a half-full stadiun because:

    1. They suck. The West Indies doesn't get a lot of home support these days either.
    2. The stadiums aren't tiny.
    3. There are games daily.

    The teams such as the Yankees, Red Sox, Braves etc. make huge money from attendance. Don't be fooled. Baseball is a very popular sport.

    It's just as ignorant to call baseball worthless as it is for Americans to call cricket boring.
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    the one rule i would change about baseball is the pitcher shall be alloted a number of pitches and then must be replaced by another pitcher. say like 9 pitches for each pitcher, then replaced. furthermore all 9 players that are fielding must play all roles pitching, fielding etc. no one should came on from the bench. i laugh when i see how many players are in the dug out these like 20 who can all be utilised at anytime. there should only be 9 players listed for that game.

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    but thats america for ya . a rugby team has 15 players with 4 on the bench for interchange and stuff like that. gridiron has a team of 20 players for offense and another 20 for defense, do these guys no anything about team

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    Quote Originally Posted by slugger
    but thats america for ya . a rugby team has 15 players with 4 on the bench for interchange and stuff like that. gridiron has a team of 20 players for offense and another 20 for defense, do these guys no anything about team
    A rugby team has 7 on the bench...

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    Baseball is not just about hitting hard or pitching as fast as possible. The batsmen doesnt always hit the ball as hard as possible he has to be smart to get a hit other wise he would be out 9 out of 10 times. A pitcher pitches not just fastball but curveball, knuckleball, slow ball, slider, split-fingered fastball, changeup, forkball etc. There are strategies like where to put the fielders, when to steal the bases etc. Also even the lesser known teams average atleast 10-15,000 fans and the stadium capacity in the MLB is about 40,000 and there are 160 games not counting playoffs with half of them home so they do make lot of money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Voltman
    A rugby team has 7 on the bench...
    sweet, thanks for clearing that up.

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    But still in terms of popularity cricket is more popular.

    P.S. The intention of this thread is not to say baseball sucks or anything ... Its just to compare the two sports...

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    Quote Originally Posted by chekmeout

    But still in terms of popularity cricket is more popular.
    P.S. The intention of this thread is not to say baseball sucks or anything ... Its just to compare the two sports...
    Should we start a poll about whether baseball is a sport worth watching?

    Sorry, but I get the feeling that this thread is a piece of crap. You seem pretty keen on deciding that a) cricket is more popular and b) cricket is better, and then patting yourself on the back for liking cricket.

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    No I'm just seeking opinions mate

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    And then quickly stamping on them.

    Btw, there is no set number of pitches for a pitcher. It's just that you have to save players for other games in the season. you know they do get tired and if they play too long they can get injured.Makes sense doesn't it? And do all 11 players bowl in a cricket match?NO.Only when the result isn't that important. Don't cricket teams have subs too. Sometimes the games go extra long and players might get injured or be having a really horrible game. Makes no sense leaving them out there to suffer. And all the guys in the dugout aren't players. You have coaches and trainers and the like in there too.
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