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Old 12-29-2005, 07:57 AM
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Default WBC-anyone going?

Ill be in orlando the final week of the WBC,
ill prob try to buy an individual game ticket from someone.
Staying at the Seralgo in Buena vista.
anyone else going?
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Old 12-29-2005, 09:21 AM
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I wouldnt waste my $ buying into this piece of **** put out by Bud
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Old 12-29-2005, 09:29 AM
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I wouldnt waste my $ buying into this piece of **** put out by Bud
Couldn't have said it better myself.
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Old 12-29-2005, 09:32 AM
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I can't believe how many of you hate the WBC. What's wrong with it? I think it's cool as hell.
Are you just pissed that it's during spring training? I don't get it... what's so bad about watching a little extra baseball on TV?
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Old 12-29-2005, 09:38 AM
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I can't believe how many of you hate the WBC. What's wrong with it? I think it's cool as hell.
Are you just pissed that it's during spring training? I don't get it... what's so bad about watching a little extra baseball on TV?
Do a search for the billion posts on it. But to summarize: Mike Piazza playing for Italy, mandatory pitch counts, and possible restrictions on innings played for position players = not the game of baseball. It's all about lining Unclue Bud's pockets.
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Old 12-29-2005, 12:54 PM
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I'm so indifferent towards the WBC. The way I figure, I get to watch awesome players play when normally I wouldn't. Yeah, if Buehrle gets injured I will commit murder. I get it.
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Old 12-29-2005, 01:20 PM
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I won't waste my time watching one pitch, one at bat, one inning of that garbage.

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Old 12-29-2005, 01:43 PM
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I might go just to anger Lip.
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Old 12-29-2005, 02:05 PM
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Kind of funny that they can't tell you who's on the rosters but they can sell tickets.
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Old 12-29-2005, 02:29 PM
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I'm with Madvora. The more baseball - the better.

I think it will be fun to watch. Especially if the Cubans play. I saw them play an exhibition against Baltimore at Camden Yards in 1999 and let me tell ya those guys can play ball.

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Old 12-29-2005, 03:07 PM
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Do a search for the billion posts on it. But to summarize: Mike Piazza playing for Italy, mandatory pitch counts, and possible restrictions on innings played for position players = not the game of baseball. It's all about lining Unclue Bud's pockets.
Add to the fact it's okay for him to play for Italy but it's a big deal if A-Rod wants to play for the DR. Then Cuba can't play because of politics. Puerto Rico now threatens to drop out as a host. And I'd like to point out the brackets/divisons are set up to basically ensure USA has an easy time to at least make it to the finals. Which from a business standpoint makes plently of sense, the most money will come from American citizens that spend it.
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Old 12-29-2005, 03:13 PM
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I'm with Madvora. The more baseball - the better.

I think it will be fun to watch. Especially if the Cubans play. I saw them play an exhibition against Baltimore at Camden Yards in 1999 and let me tell ya those guys can play ball.

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Then perhaps that's how an international competition should be organized. Perhaps have the World Series champs play the Japanese Champs, Cuban Nationals, etc. at the end of October, rather than having SOME MLB stars dispersed among their "national" teams while others do not play.
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Old 12-29-2005, 04:05 PM
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Kind of funny that they can't tell you who's on the rosters but they can sell tickets.
and they are also pretty expensive as well
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Old 12-29-2005, 08:03 PM
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Add to the fact it's okay for him to play for Italy but it's a big deal if A-Rod wants to play for the DR. Then Cuba can't play because of politics. Puerto Rico now threatens to drop out as a host. And I'd like to point out the brackets/divisons are set up to basically ensure USA has an easy time to at least make it to the finals. Which from a business standpoint makes plently of sense, the most money will come from American citizens that spend it.
A-Rod simply used that as an excuse not to play. I applaud him for that. PR has already dropped out as a host. As an American terrotiry, they cannot host Cuba. It's a mess. Which is no surprise b/c Unclue Bud is in charge.
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Old 12-29-2005, 09:51 PM
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There are a lot of great baseball players in the world that never make it into the US system of baseball. They are considered some of the best in their own countries. Why not give them the stage? I applaud the idea of the WBC and I am looking forward to seeing the talent that's out there.

Japan, Mexico, Italy, Cuba, Australia, China, etc... Bring 'em on!

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