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Re: World Baseball Classic

Postby Prez » 23 Mar 2009, 06:48

Frank the Tank wrote:Did anyone watch last night's semi-final? I can hardly wait to see the ratings for that one. I can't imagine they're any good.


I watched a few innings. It's hard to believe that the US lineup was the best we could put on the field, There wasn't a real firstbaseman on the roster after the injuries.
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Re: World Baseball Classic

Postby Colonel Angus » 23 Mar 2009, 08:17

Prez wrote:
Frank the Tank wrote:Did anyone watch last night's semi-final? I can hardly wait to see the ratings for that one. I can't imagine they're any good.


I watched a few innings. It's hard to believe that the US lineup was the best we could put on the field, There wasn't a real firstbaseman on the roster after the injuries.


It wasn't the best lineup we could field, which is why nobody was interested in the WBC. I don't see how they can have this thing every year. Maybe if it were every 4 years like the World Cup, it would seem like enough of a novelty that players would be more interested in playing in it. But there's really no good time of year to have it unless MLB wanted to fully embrace the thing and shut down for a couple of weeks mid-season like the NHL does for the Winter Olympics. Even then, some teams wouldn't want their players playing in it for fear of injury.

ETA: Pretty entertaining take on last night's game here:

http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news;_ylt=A ... &type=lgns
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Re: World Baseball Classic

Postby Briandong79 » 23 Mar 2009, 09:38

Colonel Angus wrote:
Prez wrote:
Frank the Tank wrote:Did anyone watch last night's semi-final? I can hardly wait to see the ratings for that one. I can't imagine they're any good.


I watched a few innings. It's hard to believe that the US lineup was the best we could put on the field, There wasn't a real firstbaseman on the roster after the injuries.


It wasn't the best lineup we could field, which is why nobody was interested in the WBC. I don't see how they can have this thing every year. Maybe if it were every 4 years like the World Cup, it would seem like enough of a novelty that players would be more interested in playing in it. But there's really no good time of year to have it unless MLB wanted to fully embrace the thing and shut down for a couple of weeks mid-season like the NHL does for the Winter Olympics. Even then, some teams wouldn't want their players playing in it for fear of injury.

ETA: Pretty entertaining take on last night's game here:

http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news;_ylt=A ... &type=lgns" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


They don't have it every year. The first one was in 2006. This is the 2nd one.
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Re: World Baseball Classic

Postby Colonel Angus » 23 Mar 2009, 09:39

Briandean79 wrote:
Colonel Angus wrote:
Prez wrote:
Frank the Tank wrote:Did anyone watch last night's semi-final? I can hardly wait to see the ratings for that one. I can't imagine they're any good.


I watched a few innings. It's hard to believe that the US lineup was the best we could put on the field, There wasn't a real firstbaseman on the roster after the injuries.


It wasn't the best lineup we could field, which is why nobody was interested in the WBC. I don't see how they can have this thing every year. Maybe if it were every 4 years like the World Cup, it would seem like enough of a novelty that players would be more interested in playing in it. But there's really no good time of year to have it unless MLB wanted to fully embrace the thing and shut down for a couple of weeks mid-season like the NHL does for the Winter Olympics. Even then, some teams wouldn't want their players playing in it for fear of injury.

ETA: Pretty entertaining take on last night's game here:

http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news;_ylt=A ... &type=lgns" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


They don't have it every year. The first one was in 2006. This is the 2nd one.


Shows what I know. No wonder I couldn't remember who won it last year.

I still feel like they have it too often.
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Re: World Baseball Classic

Postby MisterTambourineMan » 23 Mar 2009, 09:58

It has to be after the season, not before. And just play it with minor leaguers.
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Re: World Baseball Classic

Postby bosux » 23 Mar 2009, 10:28

MisterTambourineMan wrote:It has to be after the season, not before. And just play it with minor leaguers.


yes and yes...we should still be able to whip those candy ass foreigners if we field the AAA all star team

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Re: World Baseball Classic

Postby Iron Mike Sharpe » 23 Mar 2009, 15:56

Make it like the Champions League. Whichever teams win their respective league titles battle it out for supremecy. Hell, invite the minor league champs, too.
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Re: World Baseball Classic

Postby someguysomewhere » 23 Mar 2009, 18:37

Frank the Tank wrote:You can really tell this is a non-event when the U.S. getting mercy-ruled by Puerto Rico doesn't spur a single post.


That was awesome. The bus rider dragged me to a family wedding that day, so I watched that game with her Dad, brother, and uncles. Suffice it to say that seeing the USA get the mercy rule was very popular with that crowd.

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Re: World Baseball Classic

Postby bosux » 24 Mar 2009, 09:41

someguysomewhere wrote:
Frank the Tank wrote:You can really tell this is a non-event when the U.S. getting mercy-ruled by Puerto Rico doesn't spur a single post.


That was awesome. The bus rider dragged me to a family wedding that day, so I watched that game with her Dad, brother, and uncles. Suffice it to say that seeing the USA get the mercy rule was very popular with that crowd.

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Re: World Baseball Classic

Postby CourtesyFlush » 23 Mar 2017, 14:20

Frank the Tank wrote:You can really tell this is a non-event when the U.S. getting mercy-ruled by Puerto Rico doesn't spur a single post.

Found this thread looking for a minor league thread and came across this post. My how the times have changed.

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