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    Quote Originally Posted by Deja moo
    That doesnt stop the Yankees from dismissing the better game of the two time and again
    Now then....

    You won't find me insulting our American cousins.

    Changing the subject, I heard recently that there are approximately 300,000 children in the world who are currently taking part in armed conflicts. For instance, the Rwandan rebels had almost 20,000 children, some as young as 8, in their army. Luckily, the other 280,000 armed children are safely locked up in American schools.

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    your last four posts have been awesome, le.

    Quote Originally Posted by Craig
    There isn't anything wrong with baseball.

    I mean unless you have sat down and watched it or played it, you can't really bitch or moan.
    i sat down and watched a school match a few months ago. didn't see the ball hit once in about 30-45 minutes.
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    Only a bunch of convicts having been beaten 3-0 and gone 9 tests without a win and won just 1 in 11 against England could go into the home series saying they will win. England will win in Australia again this winter as they are a better side which they have shown this summer. 3-0 doesn't lie girls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andyc


    your last four posts have been awesome, le.



    i sat down and watched a school match a few months ago. didn't see the ball hit once in about 30-45 minutes.
    ........

    during which time you ate thirteen hot dogs, four buckets of popcorn and a pretzel. To wash it down, you had a Diet Coke because you are watching your waistline.

    You have to because you can't watch your feet any more.

    Incidentally, that's why Americans drive everywhere. They don't realise they have legs any more.

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    lmfao.... your a funny bloke Eddie, keep it goin mate

    As for the baseball v cricket discussion, I must say that I am not a baseball fan.
    I find that there are too many stoppages in play (and even more in 'gridiron') and the 'batter' is too restricted
    ie. He can't (to my knowledge) charge at a ball
    Decide to block (bunt) and remain where he is -without being forced to run.
    Can't hit the ball behind him (without being called for a 'foul ball')
    Doesnt have a partner who chase the score together (which is probably a good thing if you had Inzy at the other end)

    Baseball does have an unpredictable eliment -given the shape of the bat, the fielders may be more athletic than in cricket, however in cricket, the fieldsmen arent equiped with gloves (except for the wicketkeeper)

    There is something special about Test Cricket... attending a day of Test Cricket at Lords (the home of cricket) is a must do, before one dies... It's hard to put into words the atmosphere... The history, the picnics on the nursery, the MCC Members, the brass band etc.

    Those not content with that may prefer the "Hill" at Adelaide Oval, with its scoreboard (built 1911), and the Morton Bay fig trees as a backdrop, guzzling lager while watching the cricket and cheering while the females walk past and basically having a great time!

    Does baseball have the likes of this? The traditions?, the atmosphere? From what I have seen on TV they are just stadiums selling pretzels or hotdogs while spectators watch the game then go home.

    I am not trying to sound arrogent or narrowminded in what I have said and would be keen to hear if anything like this does happen in baseball (re crowd traditions).
    "You do well to love cricket, because it is more free from anything sordid, anything dishonourable than any game in the world. To play it keenly, generously, self-sacrificingly is a moral lesson in itself, and the classroom is God's air and sunshine. Foster it, my brothers, so that it may attract all who find the time to play it, protect it from anything that will sully it, so that it may grow in favour with all men."


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    Quote Originally Posted by BARMY_LAD
    As for the baseball v cricket discussion, I must say that I am not a baseball fan.
    I find that there are too many stoppages in play (and even more in 'gridiron') and the 'batter' is too restricted
    ie. He can't (to my knowledge) charge at a ball
    Decide to block (bunt) and remain where he is -without being forced to run.
    Can't hit the ball behind him (without being called for a 'foul ball')
    Doesnt have a partner who chase the score together (which is probably a good thing if you had Inzy at the other end)
    Well, there are runners on the bases, who can really create trouble to the pitcher...

    Quote Originally Posted by BARMY_LAD
    Does baseball have the likes of this? The traditions?, the atmosphere? From what I have seen on TV they are just stadiums selling pretzels or hotdogs while spectators watch the game then go home.
    In the USA the history of Baseball is so long: Major League Baseball started in 1871 and the first Modern World Series dates back to 1903. And because of this long history there are lots of traditions. For example: when the first half of the seventh inning is over, there is the so-called Seventh Inning Stretch. All fans STAND UP and sing "Take Me Out to the Ball Game!". Or if we think a game situation: 2 outs, full count (3 balls, 2 strikes), runners in scoring position (2nd and / or 3rd base)... Well, you won't find a single spectator sitting...

    Since I have just begun to follow cricket and I have just seen some DVDs, it is very difficult for me understand all aspects and rules of this wonderful game. The reverse is true for you...

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    Quote Originally Posted by luckyeddie
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    during which time you ate thirteen hot dogs, four buckets of popcorn and a pretzel. To wash it down, you had a Diet Coke because you are watching your waistline.

    You have to because you can't watch your feet any more.

    Incidentally, that's why Americans drive everywhere. They don't realise they have legs any more.
    That was on my English GCSE the other day. Summat by Bill Bryson about Americans driving everywhere (even next door!! ) and how idiotic it is

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    Quote Originally Posted by cricket player
    And That has to be The stupidest respond ever.
    Well I do think it is pretty immature to be slagging off baseball when I doubt you know a thing about it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig
    Well I do think it is pretty immature to be slagging off baseball when I doubt you know a thing about it.
    He probably has some idea about baseball, given that he lives in the US. Anyway, even if it was a dumb post, it wasn't irrelevant or pointless.

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    So?

    My parents and my brother live in Australia, they don't have a clue about Aussie Rules.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig
    So?

    My parents and my brother live in Australia, they don't have a clue about Aussie Rules.
    Yes, it's just as likely that he has no idea about it as well, but it wasn't irrelevant or pointless, as you said. And he did give at least two reasons for not liking baseball, even if they are probably somewhat ill-informed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cricket player
    And That has to be The stupidest respond ever.
    I'd make sure the grammar in your sentence was correct before calling someone else's response stupid

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    Quote Originally Posted by steds
    I'd make sure the grammar in your sentence was correct before calling someone else's response stupid
    To be fair, Craig did write 'dumbiest' when referring to CP's post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adamc
    To be fair, Craig did write 'dumbiest' when referring to CP's post.
    Oh aye. Never noticed that. Hehehe.

    Craig, sort your language out!

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    Hehe. Reminds me of a time that I was captaining and gave the opposition's opening batsmen a spray for walking out to bat before the Umpires and the Bowling side came onto the field - obviously bad cricket etiquite. Umpires had a good chuckle with me...

    Then I find out after the game that my opening batsmen had done the same thing after lunch, made me look darn stupid.

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