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    Sick of hearing about the sacredness of the World Series?

    Anyone sick to their stomach from hearing about how Alex Rodriguez put himself above the game by having his agent announce during the World Series that he would opt-out of his contract?

    Bud Selig has traditionally asked teams to refrain from making any coaching/player decisions during the World Series, so that all attention can be given to this "sacred sporting event." Of course, he can't control a player/agent from doing so.

    All I can say is thank you to A-Rod for adding some excitement to this October post-season. Of the 7 series played, 5 were sweeps and one went one more game than the minimum. Only the Red Sox-Indians series had any excitement.

    I'm sick of the old boy network in baseball. It's almost making me want to make the NFL my number 1 professional sport.



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    Re: Sick of hearing about the sacredness of the World Series?

    I only know one person who sat down and made it a point to watch some/all of the series.



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    Re: Sick of hearing about the sacredness of the World Series?

    Scott Boreass must be related to the NCAA.


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    Re: Sick of hearing about the sacredness of the World Series?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue52 View Post
    Anyone sick to their stomach from hearing about how Alex Rodriguez put himself above the game by having his agent announce during the World Series that he would opt-out of his contract?
    I think you could make a good argument that the World Series was pretty much "over" when A-Rod made the announcement (sorry Rockies fans)...


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    Re: Sick of hearing about the sacredness of the World Series?

    I think it would have been better had he waited until today when the Yankees leaked out that they will be hiring Girardi. Would have made for an interesting day in Yankee-land.



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    Re: Sick of hearing about the sacredness of the World Series?

    As a Rockies fan, I was grateful for the announcement because it deflected at least SOME of the attention away from how bad the Rox were playing.



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    Re: Sick of hearing about the sacredness of the World Series?

    If he wants the Series to remain "sacred" he better hope it gets better than the 4 game snooze fest that was the 2007 World Series.



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    Re: Sick of hearing about the sacredness of the World Series?

    Baseball officially ended on August 30th 2007. Baseball is pretty boring, have you actually tried to watch a game?



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    Re: Sick of hearing about the sacredness of the World Series?

    I am sick of hearing about A-Rod period. It seems like thats all we have heard lately. He is a good player but I hope to god that it ends soon.



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    Re: Sick of hearing about the sacredness of the World Series?

    Quote Originally Posted by Scott34 View Post
    I am sick of hearing about A-Rod period. It seems like thats all we have heard lately. He is a good player but I hope to god that it ends soon.
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    Re: Sick of hearing about the sacredness of the World Series?

    Quote Originally Posted by twojman View Post
    Baseball officially ended on August 30th 2007. Baseball is pretty boring, have you actually tried to watch a game?
    NFL has always been my #1. I haven't watched a world series in years with the lone exception being the Cardinals. Just can't get into it.



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    Re: Sick of hearing about the sacredness of the World Series?

    World what?

    I have said it before. Baseball is dumb, and it's boring as hell.

    I quote George Carlin: "Baseball is a 19 century pastoral pastime. Football is a 20th technological struggle.....Baseball is played on a diamond in a park. Football is played on a gridiron in a stadium, sometimes called Solider Field or War Memorial Stadium."

    The whole name world series pi$$es me off. If it's a world event, where's the other countries?? The world cup of soccer involves everyone in the world. Besides Cuba and Japan, no one else gives a crap about baseball, hence why it was dropped from the Olympics starting in 2012.



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    Re: Sick of hearing about the sacredness of the World Series?

    If it's a world event, where's the other countries??
    The United States, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Canada, Venezuela, Japan, Mexico and Panama were represented in the World Series. Major League Baseball, Minor League Baseball, Independent League Baseball and College Baseball all had record attendance levels this year. I think somebody likes it!

    I have said it before. Baseball is dumb, and it's boring as hell.
    I think you meant to say that you don't understand baseball and never had the coordination to hit or catch a ball or throw a ball, right?



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    Re: Sick of hearing about the sacredness of the World Series?

    Quote Originally Posted by alzzzzzzzz View Post
    I have said it before. Baseball is dumb, and it's boring as hell.
    I completely disagree with you. While I find it hard to follow every single game of a 162-game season, I think there is no more compelling sport than late-season baseball during the pennant races and during the playoffs and World Series. Every at bat, every pitch, has the potential to be game changing. The tension is almost unbearable. If you'd been at the Rockies/Padres Wild Card tiebreaker game, there is no way that you could say that baseball is boring.

    Quote Originally Posted by alzzzzzzzz View Post
    The whole name world series pi$$es me off. If it's a world event, where's the other countries?? The world cup of soccer involves everyone in the world. Besides Cuba and Japan, no one else gives a crap about baseball, hence why it was dropped from the Olympics starting in 2012.
    So does it bother you that the winners of the Super Bowl hang banners in their stadiums and wear rings proclaiming themselves as "world champions"? Far fewer countries in the world play American-style football than play baseball.



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    Re: Sick of hearing about the sacredness of the World Series?

    Quote Originally Posted by cybsball20 View Post
    The United States, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Canada, Venezuela, Japan, Mexico and Panama were represented in the World Series. Major League Baseball, Minor League Baseball, Independent League Baseball and College Baseball all had record attendance levels this year. I think somebody likes it!

    I think you meant to say that you don't understand baseball and never had the coordination to hit or catch a ball or throw a ball, right?
    #1 You missed my point. Where are the 'teams' from the other countries of the world? They call it the "World Series" yet it does not represent 'teams' from around the world competing against each other to determine a champion. It is simply teams from the US and Canada assuming they are the best. Again if it's a world sport, why is it being dropped from the Olympics????

    #2 Cheap shot ..and yes I did. Hitting a ball is fun, but the entire thing (both playing and watching) is about as exciting as watching paint dry. Plus what is there to understand? It's a simple sport where defense is reactionary, and offense is simple at best (walk/bunt/hit). It is has 1% of the complexity of football.



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