Tuesday, February 28, 2006

World Baseball Classic


The 1st ever World Baseball Classic is going to be this March. Do you think USA will sweep em all out or do you think we are in for more then we bargained for?

18 Comments:

Blogger Steve said...

I think the US will do ok, but this is just really bad for baseball on a whole. You put these athletes in competition prior to the start of the season expecting them to be ready...generally it takes a good training camp for a superstar to really feel ready to go for a season - this could seriously involve a lot of injuries to players, etc.

I'm sure there is really a "good time" for this to take place, considering a season starts in Feb (training camp) and ends in October, just not that much time inbetween.

if you're going to do this, like the olympics, take a 3 week vacation during the middle of the season and have this done (kind of like all-star break), or just don't do it at all.

2:38 PM  
Blogger Steve said...

There are a lot of "superstar" players who aren't playing because of the timing and if you're excited about seeing this while missing out on those players, then good for you...but for the rest of us, why see a big time event without all the best players doing it?

2:41 PM  
Blogger Steve said...

That's just exactly what I am talking about red, there is NO good time for this to take place, not before the season, or after the season or during the season. When you can't get all superstars to commit because of timing issues, then that should be a red-flag saying the timing is indeed not right.

2:45 PM  
Blogger RED said...

I totally disagree with you Steve, this is the best time to do it, at least for baseball itself. It will get the fan that is from another country or the fan who has little interest in baseball involved before the season even starts. i really hope this is a tradition that will coontinue. I believe if it were in mid season as Steve says then you would have players and managers more interested in injury, for example say you were in 1st place would you really want your ace pitching say 3 games in mid-season? HELL NO!... This is great for the world to catch on to why baseball is so great, also our greatest will be on display for the world to see and I am sure it will capture more of a diverse audience that will spill over into to the major league season...

2:45 PM  
Blogger Steve said...

But since this is happening, I like Mexico's chances, but mostly I like the Dominican Republic or Puerto Rico's chances...

3:01 PM  
Blogger RED said...

Oh pick one country Steve for Petes sake! I am going with the good ole US of A

3:05 PM  
Blogger Steve said...

it's hard to pick, because another STUPID thing this brings on is people playing for countries they weren't necessarily born in. For instance A-Rod, playing for the US but wasn't born here. Sure that is great news for the US, but there are other players who haven't decided, i.e. Manny Ramierez.

If you're going to have a World Baseball Classic, then atleast have the players play for the country they were born in, that way it best represents each country.

3:14 PM  
Blogger Jamezwp said...

These may just be the first baseball game(s) that I have watched in 10 years. This is a perfect time to play these games, everybody is rested and refreshed. It has that exciting opening day type feeling instead of the middle of the season I'm freaking sick of baseball hurry up NFL type of feeling. Yes you will always have those asshole superstarts that will sit out for whatever reason, but that will happen at anytime of the year. Who cares if A-Rod wants to call the U.S. home. It's about time some of these foreign athletes pay tribute to the country that made them be. I'm sick of seeing athletes who do the opposite like Oscar De Le Hoya who was born and raised in Los Angeles (USA) and all he does is tote around his dumb ass mexican't flag. But enough ranting, Domincan Republic is my pick.

3:37 PM  
Blogger RED said...

WORD, ODH is gay!

3:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's one big Gay Parade!

6:57 PM  
Anonymous Marcelo said...

you bitches are all wrong

Mexico all the way baby.....LA-RA-ZA EASTSIDE Tijuana banditos fuck you up the coolo pinche. tostitos burritos

10:27 AM  
Anonymous Jeremiah Fleshman said...

Fuck you Marcello , I am your rival you skinny little bitch! Wheere ius Fred?

2:06 PM  
Anonymous Marcelo said...

I know you ain't talkin to me bud you fuckin steroid takin long haired punk ass bitch, shit I used to pick on you fags back in the day..yer nuthin...why don't you come say that to my face bitch, I work at Genito's used tires on 17th and Federal bud. I go fuckin loco on you bitchez

3:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You guys need to take notes on this sports issue. It is march and once again BigDog is back in the true junkie form. March Madness is here. This baseball thing is good for the sport I am glad the 1st one has this timing it should make the games in April and May more meaningful.. plus with pitch count and shit like that coo I watched Korea and Japan last night and I felt proud to be watching it.

4:25 PM  
Blogger BIGDOGOG said...

You people might be overlooking cuba who might have the best team in the world. I think if Roger pitches & inspires the american team might have a chance. Big Poppy might just dominate this whole thing but Japan is intriguing also watched em and they can score and pitch

5:41 PM  
Anonymous Angelo M. said...

fo real cuz, don't even get started with cuba...them boyz ain't shit. straight up Mexico all the way cuz.......remember that time we beat that foo down in Mr Eriksen's class. Fuck that lil' bitch dog. Anywayz...my boss is callin I'm out cuz were out of fries.

7:58 AM  
Anonymous BigdogOG said...

I told you watch out for the cubans they might defect after this cause if they beat the Dominican team today the Dominican led favorites are done. America is playin like little bitch dogs and Steve deserves a big caca-butt sign for saying this is bad timing this is perfect maybe this country will take pride and want to take back our game. Cause as it looks now this is not Americas game anymore. Go Cuba! Hey do you think Fidel could give me a job as a baseball journalist if I turn Communist? I asked for large fries nigga why u a small fry?

11:00 AM  
Blogger RED said...

West Side

3:56 PM  

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