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Old 02-25-2009, 11:27 AM
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But what if the players on those teams are playing in the World Series??

That being said I enjoy watching the WBC.
Alternates for players that are in the WS...
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Old 02-25-2009, 11:31 AM
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I'm bummed AJ didn't get chosen for Team USA... I would have liked a Pierzynski jersey, plus it would have been nice to open up some work for some of our younger catchers that need it more.
Not worried about AJ getting hurt or anything, but looking at the in-experienc at the C position we have backing him up, the less amount of stressful miles we put on those knees the better it is for us. We need AJ for min 140 games this season.
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Old 02-26-2009, 12:08 PM
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but I think teams would be more accepting of that, then Sizemore getting hurt in the 6th inning of a 12-1 blowout of team Netherlands.
If the US is only ahead of the Netherlands 12-1 in the 6th, then I will be worried.

Count me in the group that really likes this event and is looking forward to it.
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Old 02-26-2009, 12:10 PM
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Lip, I think your day would have been more productive if you hadn't wasted it by voting in that poll over and over again.
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Old 02-26-2009, 01:15 PM
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IMO, the World Baseball Craptacular is meaningless. Did we really care when USA lost last time?

To me this is a bogus invention by Bud to spread the many-tentacled marketing arm of MLB into other countries, and to try and sell more merchandise.

The actual baseball is secondary.
I disagree. I think baseball has turned into a worldwide sport over the years and is now following the lead of similar sports that are played in many parts of the globe such as hockey, soccer, golf, tennis, and basketball.


I can't wait for the year where a guy like Miguel Cabrera or Alex Rodriguez has a sizzling April and credits playing in the WBC for getting him into mid-season form so early, saying that it was much more competitive and beneficial than snoozing through the motions in spring training games. Because let's be honest, if we are going to keep on bringing up the scenario of a guy getting hurt when playing in this thing, then you have to bring up the other possibility as well.
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Old 02-26-2009, 02:33 PM
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I disagree. I think baseball has turned into a worldwide sport over the years and is now following the lead of similar sports that are played in many parts of the globe such as hockey, soccer, golf, tennis, and basketball.


I can't wait for the year where a guy like Miguel Cabrera or Alex Rodriguez has a sizzling April and credits playing in the WBC for getting him into mid-season form so early, saying that it was much more competitive and beneficial than snoozing through the motions in spring training games. Because let's be honest, if we are going to keep on bringing up the scenario of a guy getting hurt when playing in this thing, then you have to bring up the other possibility as well.
Hockey is only just ahead of Baseball, yeah Eastern and Northern Europe play it more but it's not like there are hundreds of international players from all over the world (Using the Soccer comparison)

I like the format and the idea, just not the timing but a huge season combined with baseball needing certain conditions to be played means it can't be played any other time.
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Old 02-26-2009, 04:07 PM
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Well played!

Actually I did try to vote a second time but it won't let you do that.

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Old 02-26-2009, 04:14 PM
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Well played!

Actually I did try to vote a second time but it won't let you do that.

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I voted for you.
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Old 02-27-2009, 12:28 PM
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Sizemore bailed.
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Old 02-27-2009, 07:16 PM
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Victorino in for Grady, I saw the news about Sizemore and I wondered who would replace him, I thought of Victorino and a few hours later it was confimed. Either I'm psychic or it's very obvious.
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Old 02-27-2009, 07:18 PM
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Sizemore bailed.
Good plan.
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Old 02-27-2009, 07:24 PM
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Good plan.
He's injured. An injury he suffered in training camp during a game. Maybe we should do away with spring training games. And practice.

Let's just let the players show up April first from now on and go at it, shall we?
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Old 02-27-2009, 07:26 PM
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I'm sure the Indians would rather his injury come in a worthless Buddy Boy dream-land representing his country with the best half All-Stars they could find that actually wanted to pitch 3 innings a time in this stupid thing.

But cool, keep using that same stupid ass logic that we all said is worthless.

It's not just the injury factor, it's the fact that the whole thing doesn't mean ANYTHING. Nobody cares which country wins.

Practice has always been around, practice is necessary.

Playing in a tournament where half of the worlds stars have bowed out and a majority of the pitchers will only pitch 2-3 innings is not necessary.

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Old 02-27-2009, 10:23 PM
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I'll definitely be watching the WBC. Everybody else can say what they want, but I enjoyed watching it last time, and I will watch it again.
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Old 02-27-2009, 10:31 PM
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You can basically add Quentin and Danks, but they didn't want to.
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