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All Star Game, What's the point?

Original post made by World Cup Fan, Another Palo Alto neighborhood, on Jul 14, 2010

I am not much of a baseball game, I find it boring, often low scoring, and watching oversized men squeeze into tight uniforms and attempt to run rather amusing. But there are some in my home who have been really enthusiastic in watching the All Star Game with strong views on which players should be on each team.

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Posted by Me Too
a resident of Midtown
on Jul 14, 2010 at 8:40 am

Fan, not sure if you are joshing, but if not - you spoke and baseball listened! Since 2006 there has been the "World Baseball Classic" which is a pre-MLB season tournament between national teams held every four years. Japan won the 2 Classics so far, besting South Korea most recently. US MLB has heavily promoted the tourney try to build their international audience.


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Posted by Annoyed
a resident of another community
on Jul 14, 2010 at 9:37 am

World cup fan and me too. Baseball is Americas' pastime not soccer. Other countries play it and are often succesful and that's why we have outstanding players from other countries. Soccer has never caught on here as the same level as other countries and I would bet it never will.

The allstar game is a part of baseballs' history honoring the best and the fan favorites. It is watched and enjoyed by millions.

Are you old enough to remember the saying....Mom, apple pie and baseball?


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Posted by World Cup Fan
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jul 14, 2010 at 6:48 pm

My somewhat tongue in cheek remarks are as a result of some of the comments on the Soccer is Boring thread. The same comments have been made by many about soccer and putting them on a thread about baseball makes them sound the same to baseball fans, as the soccer comments were felt by soccer fans. But, I intend this to be a lighthearted discussion if any more join in.

Me Too, I did not know that. It shows that there is very little hype about this competition. I would imagine that more baseball fans know about the World Cup, than soccer fans know about the World Baseball Classic. The definition of the word "classic" in the competition could do with some clarification, methinks.


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Posted by Me Too
a resident of Midtown
on Jul 14, 2010 at 8:37 pm

The WBC I this has some traction in Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Mexico, and some South America and Caribbean nations. Less so in the US, where I think it is at best a curiosity, worse a distraction from the MLB season (with players occasionally being injured in WBC play and missing part of the MLB season). But it is just getting started and may yet catch on here.


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Posted by World Series
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Oct 29, 2014 at 5:14 pm

So, anyone know why it is called World Series?


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Posted by musical
a resident of Palo Verde
on Oct 29, 2014 at 10:06 pm

I'm curious too, since the World ends at the city limits of Palo Alto.
Woohoo for the champion Giants anyway!!


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