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1 hour ago, Vinsk said:

Do people actually care about ALL STAR game in baseball? I mean it’s not even a big deal in football. I know baseball is much more of a cult with their obnoxious schedules in little league and high school…but All Star? Lol…who cares?

I don't think sports fans care like they use to, I know I don't. The point is, MLB based their decision on the ugly P word. I don't want to see political statements made by professional sports, I just want to see professional sports. Sports is an escape from the stresses of life, a relief valve so to speak. Anyway, congrats Atlanta! 

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I use to be a baseball fanatic when I was young.   The length of the games have soured the appeal to me.    I usually don't watch many baseball games.   

This World Series was exciting from the beginning.   Both teams played well but I was happy to see Atlanta win the series.    I'd rather see multiple runs scored vs a pitcher's duel.  I appreciate good pitching but my attention span wains after 3 hours.   

 

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38 minutes ago, dennyjones said:

I use to be a baseball fanatic when I was young.   The length of the games have soured the appeal to me.    I usually don't watch many baseball games.   

This World Series was exciting from the beginning.   Both teams played well but I was happy to see Atlanta win the series.    I'd rather see multiple runs scored vs a pitcher's duel.  I appreciate good pitching but my attention span wains after 3 hours.   

 

MLB also provides a great method to take a nap on a summer afternoon. Almost as good as Ambien! 

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7 hours ago, Vinsk said:

Do people actually care about ALL STAR game in baseball? I mean it’s not even a big deal in football. I know baseball is much more of a cult with their obnoxious schedules in little league and high school…but All Star? Lol…who cares?

No one cares. Well, except for the host city and its workers. The peanut, popcorn, hotdog, pretzel and beer vendors. The ushers, the cooks and waitstaff at nearby restaurants, the hotel\motel staff near the venue. The Uber and Lyft drivers, the strippers, the parking attendants. Only those people care.

 

My son-in-law had an "obnoxious schedule" in high school that morphed into a college scholarship. He now manages the obnoxious high school schedule for the entire county where he lives. He cares.

 

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1 hour ago, Golfingdad said:

Wait, what do you mean by this? 🙂

Not the forum for it. But don’t get me started…lol. 

1 hour ago, Hohjoe said:

My son-in-law had an "obnoxious schedule" in high school that morphed into a college scholarship. He now manages the obnoxious high school schedule for the entire county where he lives. He cares.

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1 hour ago, Vinsk said:

Not the forum for it. But don’t get me started…lol. 

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So he beat the odds. As likely will the kid he had tryout for his old college coach.

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11 hours ago, Golfingdad said:

That said, at this point, there is not that much left of that 2017 team but the clothes.

That's almost all sports is, though: rooting for laundry. It's going to be a long time before the Astros as an organization are given a clean sheet in my book. Even though, as you correctly note, few of the members of that team are there.

9 hours ago, WilliamB said:

I don't think sports fans care like they use to, I know I don't. The point is, MLB based their decision on the ugly P word. I don't want to see political statements made by professional sports, I just want to see professional sports. Sports is an escape from the stresses of life, a relief valve so to speak. Anyway, congrats Atlanta! 

And again, the World Series isn't "revenge" because the World Series is determined by the play, on the field. The All Star Game is just a choice made by the league, with no "say" in it by any team based on on-field play. So MLB had a perfectly good reason to pull the ASG — and all the funds it would raise for the area — from an area they felt didn't support their values or whatever.

Why do you think people are having an issue with the Saudi-backed golf leagues? Politics. Whitewashing of records through sports. Same stuff, basically.

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18 hours ago, iacas said:

That's almost all sports is, though: rooting for laundry. It's going to be a long time before the Astros as an organization are given a clean sheet in my book. Even though, as you correctly note, few of the members of that team are there.

And again, the World Series isn't "revenge" because the World Series is determined by the play, on the field. The All Star Game is just a choice made by the league, with no "say" in it by any team based on on-field play. So MLB had a perfectly good reason to pull the ASG — and all the funds it would raise for the area — from an area they felt didn't support their values or whatever.

Why do you think people are having an issue with the Saudi-backed golf leagues? Politics. Whitewashing of records through sports. Same stuff, basically.

Fair enough

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