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    Some perspective.

    The Major League Baseball season lastes roughly 180 days and during this time 2430 matches between 30 teams are played. Then you have the playoffs, with the world series being a best of SEVEN series. In the leadup to the world series there is a best of 5 playoff series between numerous teams and 1 or 2 more best of server series.

    If Americans can tolerate Two Thousand four hundred and thirty games in 6 months whats so hard about 7 ODI's between England and Australia?

    If you think 50 over is formulaic then you have never watched a baseball game.

    So whats the conclusion? Is baseball a vastly more enjoyable and superior game to cricket? Cricket fans a bunch of whiny idiots?

    I remember back in the 80's getting excited when a team score 250 in an 50 over match. Apparently now that is boring.

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    Americans play a lot of baseball matches.

    Baseball is formulaic.

    Are cricket fans a bunch of whiny idiots?

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    Seriously though, the Americans have a highly structured sports base. They have franchises and each franchise has devoted fans who follow the game, support the team, buy the merchandise and watch the league. Just to give you an idea, most of the NBA basketball teams have their own channels on which their games are broadcast locally like MUTV for Manchester United.

    A strong league system can mean a large number of matches with the interest intact if you have devoted fans for each franchise. This scenario is not comparable to the country support base except in an oddity like India in cricket. 7 ODIs for nothing is boring. 5 tests for the Ashes is mouth watering. 150 games for a league standing in tempting. Playoffs are played for the championship of the year. The American sports structure always has some thing at stake. The same can't be said of one day series like a 7 match ODI series, that too just after the Ashes.


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    Pretty excited for the 2430 game ODI series between Australia and England tbh, should be awesome.
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    Because baseball is more interesting than ODIs.

    And it's impossible to actually watch all 2430 games, obviously.
    Or something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andyc View Post
    Pretty excited for the 2430 game ODI series between Australia and England tbh, should be awesome.
    If the bookies are going to continue to massively over-rate England then so am I.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamee999 View Post
    Because baseball is more interesting than ODIs.

    And it's impossible to actually watch all 2430 games, obviously.
    Of course. But you hear about the results in the media and games being broadcast. Baseball must be inescapable during the summer.

    Even the NBA teams play something like 80 games a season.

    I like baseball but I dont find it anymore interesting than any form of cricket.

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    Because each game means something in a season. It all leads to the playoffs and chance to win the world series. This seven game series will be forgotten as soon as it ends - probably before. It will mean nothing to anyone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by silentstriker View Post
    Because each game means something in a season. It all leads to the playoffs and chance to win the world series. This seven game series will be forgotten as soon as it ends - probably before. It will mean nothing to anyone.

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    Meh, I made my points the first time you made this inaccurate comparison. Be buggered if I'll do it again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pratters View Post
    Seriously though, the Americans have a highly structured sports base. They have franchises and each franchise has devoted fans who follow the game, support the team, buy the merchandise and watch the league. Just to give you an idea, most of the NBA basketball teams have their own channels on which their games are broadcast locally like MUTV for Manchester United.

    A strong league system can mean a large number of matches with the interest intact if you have devoted fans for each franchise. This scenario is not comparable to the country support base except in an oddity like India in cricket. 7 ODIs for nothing is boring. 5 tests for the Ashes is mouth watering. 150 games for a league standing in tempting. Playoffs are played for the championship of the year. The American sports structure always has some thing at stake. The same can't be said of one day series like a 7 match ODI series, that too just after the Ashes.
    What does it say about the modern world that people are more passionate about following franchises, which are basically business selling a product, more than they do watching countries play.

    You make some great points. I agree the current ODI series between Australia and England has no title or trophy to give it meaning.

    Why the cricket officials dont turn these 7 game series into a best of 7 is beyond me. While playing 7 games makes in the short term creates more money it turns people off.

    Thats why I used to love world series cricket during the Australian summer. At least the teams were playing for something with a final series involved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt79 View Post
    Meh, I made my points the first time you made this inaccurate comparison. Be buggered if I'll do it again.
    Except you talk out of your arse.

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