Fun talk:Baseball

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From Conservapedia Talk:What is going on at CP?#what? (10/31/07)


Er ... What's a Red Sox? SusanYou don't have to talk, but ... 15:34, 31 October 2007 (EDT)

It's a "baseball" team. Or at least, a person who plays for the Boston Red Sox (they just won a few important games, causing typical rioting in the streets) humanUser talk:Human 15:41, 31 October 2007 (EDT)

Er ... "important"? SusanYou don't have to talk, but ... 15:45, 31 October 2007 (EDT)

Important to them and a few deranged baseball fans in Japan, PR, and DR, yes.
Baseball, you understand, is one of the world's most tedious sports. In fact, it is exceeded only in tedium by American Football, the only game in the world that pauses for advert breaks. Baseball has what they laughingly refer to as a "World Series", which shouldn't be mistaken for a series of games in which all nations of the world are invited to take part. The world series is contested exclusively by North American teams (I believe they have some from Canada, to make the name a little less embarrassing.) This is in the grand tradition of other such sports, the Darts World Championship comes to mind which is a competition exclusively between British and Dutch pub landlords, with a bias towards the fat ones. Anyway, apparently the Boston Red Sox won this year, and that's apparently important to some people. Now, excuse me while I hide from the ensuing flame war ;) --Jeeves 16:00, 31 October 2007 (EDT)
You're forgetting cricket on the ol' tedium scale there. Although I'm not really into any sports, per se.
Also, I remember the outrage when a Canadian team (composed largely of ringers from the US and Mexico) won the "World" Series. There was serious talk in the US of banning the team because they won. --Kels 17:29, 31 October 2007 (EDT)
Oh, pshaw. Cricket is an absolutely fabulous sport. You can switch on the test, and then wander away and write a thousand lines of code, come back and glance at the TV and catch up on the match having missed more or less nothing. It requires so little of your attention, being a fan is easy. --Jeeves 17:42, 31 October 2007 (EDT)
That doesn't make it any easier for the poor players! How they suffer!
Also, bonus points for using "pshaw" in a sentence. --Kels 17:53, 31 October 2007 (EDT)

There I am, tryin' to get a rise out of these Murcans & an ex pat brit & a in pat brit spoil my fun! SusanYou don't have to talk, but ... 16:12, 31 October 2007 (EDT)

I understand your confusion. Baseball is a "thinking person's game", so it's beyond some people.--PalMD-If it looks like a donut, eat it 17:06, 31 October 2007 (EDT)

Over this side of the pond 'Game' is what hunters shoot or children play. Adults indulge in Sport SusanYou don't have to talk, but ... 17:12, 31 October 2007 (EDT)

Speaking of "ringers", the "World" Series was won by a team with (at least) one Puerto Rican and two Dominicans in the starting lineup (first squad), and a Japanese starting pitcher (individual pitchers rotate the "starting" chores). humanUser talk:Human 17:47, 31 October 2007 (EDT)
IF the red sox win tats bad cause teh red sox beat teh indies and made me sad!Elassint Throw things at me 18:16, 31 October 2007 (EDT)
"If"? Hey, at least Cleveland held out for seven games. The Colorado Rookies on the other hand... at least are very gracious hosts, like St. Louis was. humanUser talk:Human 18:54, 31 October 2007 (EDT)
Wow that was just sad 4 games after coming all the way to the world series...anyways soccer is better.The Alien

Sick Freak!!! 20:41, 2 November 2007 (EDT)

"World series"[edit]

Apparently this was named after a long defunct newspaper.

Anyone care to develop the rounders angle? (talk) 17:22, 18 April 2011 (UTC)

Only if you can make it funny. ħumanUser talk:Human 04:28, 19 April 2011 (UTC)

Page title.[edit]

I have to object. There's nothing fun about baseball. ikanreed 🐐Bleat at me 15:40, 9 October 2019 (UTC)

Who's on first?[edit]

Who's Who? Carthage (talk) 10:54, 10 October 2023 (UTC)