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Thrawn
02-14-2001, 08:32 PM
Oh yes, that's right, baseball Spring training starts TODAY. Amen!

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Zoom Rabbit
02-14-2001, 09:49 PM
Yay! I brought my bat!

Who's the ball?

JR2000Z
02-14-2001, 10:09 PM
Oh yes. Baseball.

I know how it goes. Pitcher throws ball to upire 3 times untill the unlucky and embarrassed player gets an out. If, by some maculous mearical, the batter hits it and the guy waiting 10 minutes in the outfield catches it.Then 3 minutes later the whole procedure starts all over.At least they have beer. http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/biggrin.gif

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Admiral
02-14-2001, 10:25 PM
I have something sick I could say but I decline in order to spare the ladies of this forum.

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Darth Sceltor
02-14-2001, 10:31 PM
Baseball is boooooooooooring. Unless you're actually at the game and are throwing paper airplanes down to the field like me and a friend of mine did last year. http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/biggrin.gif

Zoom Rabbit
02-14-2001, 10:39 PM
You get more reaction with beer bottles.

Admiral Zaarin
02-14-2001, 11:29 PM
Or short-range rockets...

Flying Beastie
02-15-2001, 12:01 AM
Or artillery.

The only good baseball game I've seen was on Deep Space Nine


WORF: Death to the opposition!

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Nute Gunray
02-15-2001, 12:04 AM
my baseball team sucks: THE PIRATEs. ooooh the Pirates. watch out, they might only lose by like 15.

Admiral
02-15-2001, 01:28 AM
I like no sports.

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JR2000Z
02-15-2001, 01:29 AM
Last time I was in a soccer team we lost all of our games except the last one.Thats were we made our first goal and tied.

garyah99
02-15-2001, 04:37 PM
Originally posted by Nute Gunray:
my baseball team sucks: THE PIRATEs. ooooh the Pirates. watch out, they might only lose by like 15.

<font size=3>YEE-HAWWW!! BASEBALL!!!</font> Hey Nute, you think YOUR team sucks???Try being a Blue Jays fan!! My daughter got a call to training camp this year as a starting pitcher!! http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/wink.gif

Nute Gunray
02-15-2001, 04:49 PM
I used to be a Jays fan back when they won the world series and the AL all-star team was basically the blue jays with four or five guys from other teams.
The last time the pirates were good was before i was born...

Rogue Nine
02-15-2001, 05:08 PM
I'm a diehard New Yorker, so all I gots to day is:

<font size=7>GO YANKEES!!!</font>

milkshake
02-15-2001, 06:56 PM
I know I'm not an American and this is none of my business but..... When ever I see a game of Baseball on Tv, the stands are EMPTY, the car parks are EMPTY and the reserves for the pop corn hander-outers are EMPTY. As a major sport I think Baseball is a dieing game, it was designed as a Rip off of Cricket and not much imagination was out into it leaving the games rather bland and boring.

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Deac
02-15-2001, 07:48 PM
I live in England, and we don't have baseball.
At school they used to make us play rounders. It's the same, except you only get one shot and you have to run.
I prefer it and cricket to football(or as not europeans would call it, soccer) and rubgy. At least in rounders I can "Field in case someone slogs it far away," far from the actual game.

Nute Gunray
02-15-2001, 08:00 PM
It's not a good sport to watch on TV or listen to on the radio really, it's a sport you have to SEE to get any enjoyment out of. The reason there are empty stands is there are 950 million games a season and so you can pretty much see one whenever. The sunday afternoon games are packed because it's a neat way to spend a sunday afternoon. But a thursday night? I would just stay home or something.

and cricket=RETARDED...

Keyan Farlander
02-15-2001, 08:10 PM
Nute, I hate almost all things from England, but cricket is a sweet game. ph33r it.

Andromeda
02-15-2001, 08:37 PM
another big part of why the stands are always so empty is because a lot of Americans are sick of the whole professional baseball scene. Derek Jeter, starting shortstop for the Yankees, makes something like 24 million dollars a year to play a freakin game. that is absolutely outrageous, and it shows how messed up and stacked the teams are that both New York teams were in the World Series (no offense Niner). New York is the richest city: whoops! just coincidence that their teams were in the world series, right?

baseball is MUCH more interesting if you are playing or watching high school or college games, because then you KNOW that the people playing actually love it. makes it a lot more enjoyable. i personally love softball, i've been playing for 10 years now...maybe 11 i'm not sure. it's a good game http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/smile.gif

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Zoom Rabbit
02-15-2001, 09:08 PM
I think any game that never has more than three players in motion at a time is silly. http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/wink.gif Heck, there's more action going down on a chess board...

I also think any game where you hit a ball that holds absolutely still for you is silly as well.

Now football is much more interesting... *OOF!* *(Drops ball.)* Dammit.

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Dj Skywalka
02-15-2001, 09:14 PM
I think I'm gonna go with Admiral on this one. All sports suck. Except for extreme sports.

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Nute Gunray
02-15-2001, 10:33 PM
I was watching street luge before any of you people had ever HEARD of "extreme sports" but now that stuff's almost mainstream, so it lost it's appeal to me.

The only real sport to me anymore is hockey, but that's only because I used to play. I was a decent right wing.

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Rogue 9
02-15-2001, 10:37 PM
paintballing is a sport everything else is a warmup.

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Admiral Zaarin
02-15-2001, 10:58 PM
ph33r Joe Swail! http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/biggrin.gif

Flying Beastie
02-16-2001, 12:08 AM
What strikes me is that Americans haven't yet figured out that their national pastime is basically rounders! . . . <small>Why am I saying all this? I don't even particularly like cricket.</small>

As for baseball being a dying game, it's due to die out by the mid-21<sup>st</sup> century.

It appears to be one of those cyclical things; by the 24<sup>th</sup> century, "revival leagues" are springing up all over the Federation.

I know of at least three teams: the Niners of DS9 (strictly small-time, but they do love the game), whatever that Vulcan's team was, and the team on Cestis III that Kassidy's brother plays on.

In the Star Trek Communicator, you can mail-order jerseys from *checks latest copy* well, the Niners, but a few months back, there were Romulan, Klingon, and even Borg teams! http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/eek.gif

My fave teams would have to be the DS9 Niners, and the Borg Assimilators. http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/biggrin.gif

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Admiral Zaarin
02-16-2001, 12:19 AM
Give me the Ferengi Flog-the-baseball-merchandise-at-astronomical-price-ers any day. http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/biggrin.gif

Rogue Nine
02-16-2001, 04:58 PM
Aaahh, Andy, did you happen to see how big Alex Rodriguez's salary is?

Football is kool...

JR2000Z
02-16-2001, 06:57 PM
Video games are the best. Computer games are even better.

Deac
02-16-2001, 07:02 PM
Hey, you two!
WHAT'S WRONG WITH ENGLISH STUFF?!
WE DON'T ALL SAY "PIP!PIP!" AND "OLD BEAN". PEOPLE WHO DO GET LAUGHED AT. WE DON'T ALL EAT FISH AND CHIPS. I CAN'T REMEMBER THE LAST TIME I DID!

[This message has been edited by Deac (edited February 16, 2001).]

JR2000Z
02-16-2001, 07:22 PM
Fact: I eat 1 bag of chips for lunch every day at school.I dont eat the caffeteria foods.I quit eating my chips at school for cheese and crackers.They are less messy.

Nute Gunray
02-16-2001, 07:28 PM
Their chips and our chips are different entities.

Zoom Rabbit
02-16-2001, 08:59 PM
Yeah, well I wanna know what 'bangers and mash' are.

Actually, maybe I don't.

Admiral
02-17-2001, 12:56 AM
I never want to know what my school makes for launch, sometimes it looks like dog food.

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Thrawn
02-17-2001, 01:29 AM
yeah Andy, good old Alex is making 250 million.

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Darth Sceltor
02-17-2001, 02:30 AM
I already said Baseball sux.

Zoom Rabbit
02-17-2001, 07:43 AM
Foppistry, like rounders.

Cheerio! http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/biggrin.gif

garyah99
02-17-2001, 05:08 PM
Originally posted by Flying Beastie:
As for baseball being a dying game, it's due to die out by the mid-21<sup>st</sup> century.

Actually, sadly, I think that most professional sports will soon die out, largely because of the greed of those involved. Clowns likw Alex Rodriguez, Manny Ramirez, and Derek Jeter have spoiled the game for the fans. Most people can't afford to attend a Major League game anymore. Even in the cheap seats it's close to $10 bucks a seat, combined with $10 for a program, $3.50 for a soft drink and $5.00 for a hot dog, OY-Vey!!![/b]. The same is true of Hockey, Basketball and just about every other sport. It's got to stop somewhere, and unfortunately, human greed won't stop the downhill slide until the whole thing caves in http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/frown.gif.

Plasmo
02-17-2001, 05:59 PM
Originally posted by Zoom Rabbit:
Yeah, well I wanna know what 'bangers and mash' are.

I believe that bangers are sausages, although I can't remember what mash is!!

I have never been a real sports person. I like martial arts, figure skating, and extreme sports. My favorite sport is kickboxing. I'm not very good at it yet, but hey! I'm learning!!

milkshake
02-17-2001, 06:59 PM
JEEZ! YOU PPL!

Football=Soccer
Chips=Fries
Pants=Underwear
arse=ass
yank=ameriacan
Poolihead=smart yank
american humor=Jerry Springer
New Tv series=Repeat of old episodes that aired 6 months ago


Oh, and Mash is Mash Potato, which is getting a potato and smashing it with a special potato tenderising stick http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/biggrin.gif

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Deac
02-17-2001, 07:34 PM
(Sigh) You people are so steriotypical...

1. I hat mashed potatato.
2. I last used the term "Yank" when I was nine.
3. Large English chips have less surface area and less fat.
4. Ever heard of New England? New Foundland?
Hudson Bay? Those were originally ENGLISH.
George W. Bush traced his ancestory to Essex. Essex, ENGLAND. SO STOP BEING SO STERIOTYPICAL. I COULD SAY A FAIR A BIT ABOUT OTHER PLACES BUT I DON'T!!!!

Nute Gunray
02-17-2001, 07:38 PM
Originally posted by Deac:
(Sigh) You people are so steriotypical...

1. I hat mashed potatato.
2. I last used the term "Yank" when I was nine.
3. Large English chips have less surface area and less fat.
4. Ever heard of New England? New Foundland?
Hudson Bay? Those were originally ENGLISH.
George W. Bush traced his ancestory to Essex. Essex, ENGLAND. SO STOP BEING SO STERIOTYPICAL. I COULD SAY A FAIR A BIT ABOUT OTHER PLACES BUT I DON'T!!!!


what the hell are you yelling about? if you're reacting to milky's post, look at that BRITISH EMAIL ADDY OF HIS and think about the stuff he said...

Plasmo
02-17-2001, 08:04 PM
I think that you are all a bunch of ________!! (You can fill in the blank with whatever you feel fits!) Newfoundland and Hudson's Bay are in Canada you dillweeds!! Last time I checked, although not hugely influenced by the UK anymore, we are still somewhat under your Queen's jurisdiction. Yes I am Canadian, and yes I am DAMMMM proud!! Long live Canada!!!!!! http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/biggrin.gif

milkshake
02-17-2001, 08:14 PM
Yep I am British and I know what I'm talking about http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/biggrin.gif

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Darth Sceltor
02-17-2001, 08:39 PM
I'm not british and I have no idea what you're talking about.

Zoom Rabbit
02-17-2001, 08:59 PM
My most distant ancestor in America was a deserter from the British army. I'm not sure what the significance is there. http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/biggrin.gif

So it's yanks and canucks versus brits, huh? Okay. *(Population of North America overwhelms the tiny island.)*

We are still just having fun, right?

milkshake
02-17-2001, 09:02 PM
/me runs

Zoom Rabbit
02-17-2001, 09:06 PM
*(Beams out Milky and Chewie.)*

We may now eighty-six the island. http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/wink.gif

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JR2000Z
02-17-2001, 11:02 PM
I have a question for you British people.

How do you make that British accent?
Ive been working for a while and cant make that genuane speech.

PS: If I ever need to go to Britain, it will problably to kill Duke or something...

milkshake
02-17-2001, 11:15 PM
Well don't ask me, everybody says I have an American accent, besides there is no single British accent, there are literally HUNDREDS out there all over the country, you've got Cockney, Scouca, Posh Boy, Cornish, Northen, irish etc etc...

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Zoom Rabbit
02-18-2001, 07:57 AM
I can sound just like I'm English. http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/smile.gif I studied theatre in college, and we studied BBC standard king's english for a play we were putting on. I don't remember the specifics, but there were tricks used to train the tongue and all.

A few weeks later, I was stuck in a busy airport, talking to some people who were also stranded...including an older English lady. I'd been awake for like a day, and tired, and when I heard her accent I automatically slipped into it.

She thought I was mocking her at first. http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/wink.gif It was embarrassing, but I explained myself.

Deac
02-18-2001, 06:49 PM
I got nowt(a nice Yorkshire word) against Canada. It's a nice country.
Ever see that film canadian bacon?
It makes canadians out as really nice people, if you listen hard enough.
And I can't make up for my ancestors mistakes, you know. So don't start on me for stuff that was done 300 years ago. I don't believe in past lives.
I'm glad to see some of you view us as equals. That's gratifying.

If we could all think each other were equal, we'd be one step closer to world peace. I want world peace. It's better for everyone.

"All God's people, black and white, Gentile or Jew, Catholic or Protestant, will join hands and sing 'Free at last, free at last, thank God Almighty, we are free at last!'"

Martin Luther King, an American.

TheRogue 3000
02-18-2001, 08:40 PM
Amen to that.

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Zoom Rabbit
02-18-2001, 10:01 PM
Hee-hee. Group hug!

...Okay, now can we continue with the amusing antics? *(Puts on Prince Charles mask and waffles into the microphone.)*

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Admiral Zaarin
02-19-2001, 12:05 AM
*hides under a table, fearing that N.I. might get caught in the Brit/US crossfire*

Zargon
02-19-2001, 06:16 AM
back on topic, THRAWN:

he got 256 million I THINK, all i know is that the team hes on is worth only 252 million as it was bought for that amount less than a month before he was aquired, he DOUBLED the value of the team.

and another note: I am a true YANK, and my NAVY can kick everyone elses armed forces ASSES at ONCE.

another thing: cockney is a really neat accent, on e of my friends has that accent.

Deac
02-20-2001, 03:58 PM
You don't notice your accent until you met someone with another. Some of my frineds joke that I'm "Posh" because I have a half-london accent. The other half's from Liverpool. But to anyone else from the south of England, I sound like a northerner.