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    Regretfully, baseball is an intellectual sport that can't be fully understood by contemporary Americans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nutz View Post
    Regretfully, baseball is an intellectual sport that can't be fully understood by contemporary Americans.
    What's so intellectual about spitting loudly and swinging a bat around like it's your dick???

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Man View Post
    What's so intellectual about spitting loudly and swinging a bat around like it's your dick???
    Baseball is a numbers and stats game. Do you throw an inside pitch to a pull hitter at the top of the 9th with a man on first? My RH batter has a .300 BA against this RH pitcher, but historically and conventional wisdom tells me a pinch hitting him for a lefty is the right move?

    There is so much about baseball that non-fans will ever understand. It is truly an intellectual sport...there are so many factors outside of brut strength and athleticism.
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    I'm a big fan. Very interesting thread. I enjoy going to the game, and I have just as much fun at a minor league game as a big league game.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nutz View Post
    Baseball is a numbers and stats game. Do you throw an inside pitch to a pull hitter at the top of the 9th with a man on first? My RH batter has a .300 BA against this RH pitcher, but historically and conventional wisdom tells me a pinch hitting him for a lefty is the right move?

    There is so much about baseball that non-fans will ever understand. It is truly an intellectual sport...there are so many factors outside of brut strength and athleticism.
    I believe baseball is the hardest sport. Yogi Berra said baseball is 90 % mental and the other half physical.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Castaway View Post
    I'm a big fan. Very interesting thread. I enjoy going to the game, and I have just as much fun at a minor league game as a big league game.
    Me too...for those who don't understand the game, it can be exciting. But when you truly understand the game and every pitch means something, the game becomes something else. As for the history...all I really know is Abner Doubleday get's the credit. I am sure there were many similar games in which baseball was derived...but in the end...it has morphed into a truly American sport. Baseball is a beautiful game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Castaway View Post
    I believe baseball is the hardest sport. Yogi Berra said baseball is 90 % mental and the other half physical.
    I played and coached a lot of baseball. That is so true. My best teams were teams that were baseball smart not powerhouses.
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    Millions of years ago, mighty caveman warriors would meet on the field of battle. Many times they would strike blows so ferocious that it would sever the head off their opponents body. The family and friends would try to catch that head so that they could give him a proper caveman burial. The caveman warrior would then run among the family and friends. It was believed that if they were to touch him with the head of his fallen foe, he would be cursed for eternity with hairy feet and bad caveman breath in the afterlife. The caveman warrior would then try to return home and because he had spilt so much of the blood of his enemies he would slip in the mud it created and slide into his home.

    And that's the origin of baseball.
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    Please don't derail this thread. What kind of forum is this?

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