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  • caligari 16 Oct 2006 01:30:03 16,832 posts
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    Am I the only EG-er that enjoys watching the late night baseball? I love the fact that these games can go on until about 4:00am...it's great to have on in the background when you're going about your tiresome chores (e.g packing up all this damn eBay stuff to post out tomorrow).

    Do we also have any experts that could possibly explain the odd 'rule' that I just don't 'get'?

    I also think we should run a little competition to see WHO can get their E-mail read out on the live show. Fun...right? RIGHT?
  • ecureuil 16 Oct 2006 01:36:38 76,016 posts
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    Yeah, I used to watch it all the time at uni. I preferred the monday night football though.
  • Deleted user 16 October 2006 01:45:01
    I do enjoy it, like you say cal...in the background, when the presenters had their little roadtrip thing and were rating all the food from the different stadiums that they went to...that was good.
  • Toonster 16 Oct 2006 01:45:16 6,821 posts
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    Good thing I can watch baseball at the normal time here. I'm happy the Tigers beat the A's, after what the A's did to the Twins, who are my favourite team.

    Did you keep track of the Twins? They were doing so well during the season and then fucked it up in the post-season. I had tickets for the playoffs but unfortunately, they were day-games >:(

    If you want to know anything about the rules of baseball, feel free to ask me. I watch a lot of baseball and hell, I even used to play in a team (little league, mind you). I quit because I was shit, though :(

    American football is also fun to watch but doesn't give me the same feeling when I'm watching baseball. Mind you, though, I saw the Minnesota Vikings versus the Detroit Lions last week and the atmosphere was tremendous! I even appeared on the stadium megatron for a second.

    I'm glad to see people keep track of baseball and american footie other than me. Unfortunately, I can't watch any english football now. Only time they showed english football here was during the World Cup.

    Edited by Toonster at 01:45:45 16-10-2006

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  • Deleted user 16 October 2006 01:47:13
    fox sports and ESPN show premiership games don't they?
  • Sid-Nice 16 Oct 2006 01:47:22 15,810 posts
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    I watch anything with cheerleaders; apart from Bring It On. :)

    NNID Sid-Nice

  • Toonster 16 Oct 2006 02:01:09 6,821 posts
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    Art_Vandelay wrote:
    fox sports and ESPN show premiership games don't they?
    I've been told about that but I can never find when they're on.

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  • caligari 16 Oct 2006 02:27:12 16,832 posts
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    Okay, thanks Toonster.

    One thing I've never understood (although I've only watched about 20 to 30 games before) is how the hell the 'umpire guy' can decide what IS and ISN'T a strike?
  • Toonster 16 Oct 2006 02:36:51 6,821 posts
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    caligari wrote:
    Okay, thanks Toonster.

    One thing I've never understood (although I've only watched about 20 to 30 games before) is how the hell the 'umpire guy' can decide what IS and ISN'T a strike?
    There's a strikezone for the batter and it's up to the umpire to decide whether it's in it or not. But sometimes the umpire can call a strike even when the ball is thrown outside the strikezone, because it looks like a strike to him.

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  • Dirtbox 16 Oct 2006 02:40:29 76,331 posts
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    I used to like playing baseball at school, I could smack the ball out of the field almost every time infact, but I can't for the life of me work out what's going on in a professional game. It's as if they took a simple, fun game and added one million, three hundred and fifty nine thousand, seven hundred and sixty four, point zero five eight rules just to annoy me.

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  • caligari 16 Oct 2006 03:09:22 16,832 posts
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    Toonster wrote:
    caligari wrote:
    Okay, thanks Toonster.

    One thing I've never understood (although I've only watched about 20 to 30 games before) is how the hell the 'umpire guy' can decide what IS and ISN'T a strike?
    There's a strikezone for the batter and it's up to the umpire to decide whether it's in it or not. But sometimes the umpire can call a strike even when the ball is thrown outside the strikezone, because it looks like a strike to him.

    Ahhh, it's just sometimes the catcher will move really far to his right, or really low down and the umpire still calls a strike...even though it looked impossible for the batter to hit it (even if he was playing with a tennis racquet).

    Edited by caligari at 03:09:21 16-10-2006
  • Toonster 16 Oct 2006 04:05:03 6,821 posts
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    It's a little trick the catcher plays on the batter. He can sometimes move to the right and make the batter think it won't be in the strikezone but it still can be.

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  • caligari 23 Oct 2006 01:43:18 16,832 posts
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    Is anyone watching the Cardinals against the Tigers?

    Hey Toonster, have there ever been any stories of people getting crushed when the crowd tries to catch a homer?
  • Toonster 23 Oct 2006 01:58:10 6,821 posts
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    No, not that I know of.

    I missed the first game yesterday so I'll watch some of today's game. I'm rooting for the Tigers, seeing as I support the American League (vs. the National League)

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  • caligari 23 Oct 2006 02:22:51 16,832 posts
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    Toonster wrote:
    No, not that I know of.

    I missed the first game yesterday so I'll watch some of today's game. I'm rooting for the Tigers, seeing as I support the American League (vs. the National League)

    Well I don't know much about Baseball, but that Kenny Rogers guy is freaking immense.

    They're saying that he won't be back until Game 6 (if the Tigers are still alive by then). Why is that? Do pitchers need more time to recover?
  • caligari 23 Oct 2006 02:28:46 16,832 posts
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    Ohhhh.

    Now they're saying that Kenny Rogers may have been tampering with the ball.

    DRAMA! :p
  • ilmaestro 23 Oct 2006 02:29:21 32,299 posts
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    Ideally pitchers work on a five pitcher rotation to give their arm(s) time to recover, but a lot of the time it will just be four regular starters and if you need a 'fifth' it will be one of your better relief pitchers as it's difficult to have five quality starters. Sometimes they will come in on a short rotation, but only if it's absolutely necessary or you want your star pitcher to get another start in a big series. Similarly, you will see starting pitchers work as relief pitchers in those situations.

    4235

  • caligari 23 Oct 2006 04:07:20 16,832 posts
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    Still...watching.

    I feel a little tired now but...got to keep watching.
  • Toonster 23 Oct 2006 05:07:16 6,821 posts
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    Yeah, what ilmaestro said.

    Yay, Detroit won! I only watched the last inning, when Rogers wasn't there. Don't know if you know this but one strange thing I find about baseball is that in the National League, the pitchers are supposed to bat as well, but in the American League, they don't. So when Detroit go to play at St.Louis, I guess that means that the designated pitchers for the Tigers during those games have to bat as well, seeing as the team will be in National League territory.

    edit: Minnesota Vikings won against the Seattle Seahawks in American footie today. It was a big win because the Seahawks made it to the last Super Bowl.

    Edited by Toonster at 05:08:46 23-10-2006

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  • caligari 28 Oct 2006 02:12:00 16,832 posts
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    :(

    Detroit are just puking up error after error.

    Oh by the way, if you don't like baseball then just watch the game on Channel 5 at the moment (this one is bound to be exciting!). If The Cardinals win this game then they win the World Series - so expect lots of pwetty fireworks. :p
  • Toonster 28 Oct 2006 02:14:49 6,821 posts
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    Shit! I don't want Cardinals to win!

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  • Micro_Explosion 28 Oct 2006 02:15:05 9,695 posts
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    I like fireworks :p
  • caligari 28 Oct 2006 02:22:21 16,832 posts
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    Terminator wrote:
    Never ever watched a match unsuprisingly, but it has to be better than our equivalent of the sport, made especially for brain damaged patients - cricket.

    That it is Arnie, that it is. ;)
  • caligari 28 Oct 2006 02:36:54 16,832 posts
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    Nice. Detroit have just taken the lead. :)
  • Micro_Explosion 28 Oct 2006 02:42:52 9,695 posts
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    How much longer till the fireworks? :p
  • caligari 28 Oct 2006 02:47:41 16,832 posts
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    Micro_Explosion wrote:
    How much longer till the fireworks? :p

    Heh heh. Wellll Detroit have just made ANOTHER freaking error, so I'm guessing Cardinals will win this thing.

    The fireworks will start at around 4:00am.

    There will be confetti too! I PROMISE!
  • Micro_Explosion 28 Oct 2006 02:51:07 9,695 posts
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    Awww. I'm getting sleepy, I'll try and stay awake though (21 hours awake at a time is fun).

    These two presenters are quite annoying though, not John Barnes annoying but still...
  • caligari 28 Oct 2006 02:51:51 16,832 posts
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    Micro_Explosion wrote:
    Awww. I'm getting sleepy, I'll try and stay awake though (21 hours awake at a time is fun).

    These two presenters are quite annoying though, not John Barnes annoying but still...

    Noooo. The presenters will grow on you. They're like The Chuckle Brothers.
  • Micro_Explosion 28 Oct 2006 02:54:06 9,695 posts
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    If only they had the comedy 'tashes :)
  • caligari 28 Oct 2006 02:56:59 16,832 posts
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    By the way, there's been a huge fireworks explosion in Somerset.

    Maybe there's a little collection of Cardinals fans there. :p
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