Baseball On My Brain


Have you ever noticed…
August 25, 2008, 2:25 pm
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…we refer to the NBA, the NFL, the NHL, but not the MLB?

Just crossed my mind.

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Thats because baseball is boring. So is
hockey. And they should be banned from the
world.

Comment by Travis Outlaw

“Baseball is dull only to dull minds.”
-Red Barber

Comment by Pat Lagreid

“Baseball is for idiots”
-Ron Artest

Comment by Travis Outlaw

ummmmm theres a reason why the olympics
canceled baseball. BASKETBALL rules!!!
Baseball sucks. Only white people play that
sport.

Comment by Travis Outlaw

I’ll take Red Barber over Ron Artest, anyday.

How you can say that only white people play baseball is beyond me. Who won the gold medal in baseball this year? South Korea. Cuba took the silver, while the US beat Japan for bronze. I don’t recall seeing a lot of Caucasians on three of those teams.

Incidentally, I’m writing this as I watch the Japanese right fielder of my team – Ichiro Suzuki of the Mariners – line a single to center off of Francisco Liriano of the Twins, who is from the Dominican Republic.

Cuban refugee Yuniesky Betancourt just flied out to Denard Span, who happens to be from Florida.

In fact, the Mariners only have one white guy in their lineup – backup catcher Jamie Burke.

I agree that there certainly aren’t enough African Americans playing baseball these days — and that’s a problem that needs to be addressed. But don’t tell me that baseball is a sport that only white people play.

As far as the Olympics go — their was never an official reason given as to why it was voted out, but the consensus has to do with MLB players not being involved, as well as the American anti-doping standards not being as high as the IOC’s.

(You can read the CBS article here.)

By the way – who’s president of the International Baseball Fedaration? Aldo Notari – an Italian.

Basketball’s a very good sport — but to me, it’s nowhere near baseball.

Comment by Pat Lagreid

As far as the Olympics go — their was never an official reason given as to why it was voted out, but the consensus has to do with MLB players not being involved, as well as the American anti-doping standards not being as high as the IOC’s.
– You said it right there this is why baseball stinks. Basketball players don’t take steroids. And a few actually still love their country America. Why didn’t MLB players not play in the olympics?

Comment by Travis Outlaw

By the way – who’s president of the International Baseball Fedaration? Aldo Notari – an Italian.
Aren’t Italians white? European people to me aree white people too.

Comment by Travis Outlaw

“Basketball players don’t take steroids.”

But their officials bet on games.

MLB won’t allow their players in the Olympics for a few reasons:

–It would lengthen their already long season by three weeks, and since baseball doesn’t want the World Series going past Nov. 1, that would mean the season would start before St. Patrick’s Day every four years. The Players Union would most likely object, because Spring Training would start in early February. If anything, they’d object simply because they don’t like change.

–MLB has already devised their own international competition: the World Baseball Classic. They’re probably glad that baseball is out of the Olympics because it directs the market for international competition to their product, thus putting more money in their bank account.

Comment by Pat Lagreid

MLB baseball players don’t love America.
At least basketball players do by particpating in the olympics. All baseball players care is abotu money. Thats why basketball is a better sport. Baseball is also too boring to watch. I can
leave the room for several hours and the scroe is still 1 to 2. Its time to ban baseball and hockey.

Comment by Travis Outlaw

Whats up with your comment box? It cuts off when you write long sentences.

Comment by Travis Outlaw

When blanket statements that are as ignorant as the ones above are thrown out, I won’t entertain them with a response.

At least I know I won’t be running into you at a ballgame.

Comment by Pat Lagreid




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