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    Baseball vs. Cricket

    How far is it physically possible to hit a cricket ball, I wonder?

    And, what can bit hit further? A baseball or a cricket ball?

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    Baseballs can be hit farther, I think.

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    Baseball easily imo.

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    Was watching the Boston v Chicago game last night, good sport tbh. Would definitley have been a big fan if I was American, I reckon.
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    Yeah, baseball and american football are both great sports that are hugely underrated at times.
    Last edited by adharcric; 22-07-2007 at 03:05 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pasag View Post
    Was watching the Boston v Chicago game last night, good sport tbh. Would definitley have been a big fan if I was American, I reckon.
    You'd have loved it if you watched the 2005 World series. Chicago (WS) and the Houston Astros were pretty evenly matched and the games were all very exciting, despite the result being 4-0.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nightprowler10 View Post
    You'd have loved it if you watched the 2005 World series. Chicago (WS) and the Houston Astros were pretty evenly matched and the games were all very exciting, despite the result being 4-0.
    Beltran was on the Astros back then, right? Had some amazing runs with the bat there.

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    Baseball vs. Cricket

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    Quote Originally Posted by NUFAN View Post
    Baseball vs. Cricket

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    Haha yeah. Bastard son of cricket, for mine.

    Not that cricket would ever do such a thing, mind you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by adharcric View Post
    Beltran was on the Astros back then, right? Had some amazing runs with the bat there.
    I believe so. That was when they had an awesome pitching staff as well. Though White Sox's pitching staff was well rested and thus prevailed.

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    I do find baseball rather boring t.b.h.

    The ball dominates the bat too much. It's really a game of defensive rather then attack. Cricket is a much more attacking sport.

    However, if I studied baseball more and identified with a team, then I think I would like it more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Days of Grace View Post
    The ball dominates the bat too much. It's really a game of defensive rather then attack. Cricket is a much more attacking sport.
    Depends on the conditions and the quality of pitchers/batting line-up. I've seen the bat dominate the ball just as many times as I've seen the ball dominate the bat.

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    But in baseball, bat dominating ball probably means 10 runs in 9 innings. In cricket, it means 500-600 runs. Much more action IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Days of Grace View Post
    I do find baseball rather boring t.b.h.

    The ball dominates the bat too much. It's really a game of defensive rather then attack. Cricket is a much more attacking sport.

    However, if I studied baseball more and identified with a team, then I think I would like it more.
    Nah, the bat is too overpowering in baseball now. The stadiums are too small, the bats are too good, and the players get warned just for pitching inside.

    It's ridiculous TBH, and baseball does nothing because 'fans' want to see home runs. I enjoy cricket and American football more than baseball, but I still enjoy watching and following the sport.

    Don't care much about being the 'bastard' sport or the like...it's about what you enjoy. No sport comes close to the sustained excitement and constant shifting of balance that you get from a good Test match though.
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