Sick of hearing about the sacredness of the World Series?

Discussion in 'CF Archive Bin' started by Rogue52, Oct 29, 2007.

  1. Rogue52

    Rogue52 Well-Known Member

    Oct 20, 2006
    Cedar Rapids, IA
    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.
  2. SuperCy

    SuperCy Well-Known Member

    Nov 30, 2006
    Superhero. Founding memb
    I only know one person who sat down and made it a point to watch some/all of the series.
  3. Wesley

    Wesley Well-Known Member

    Apr 12, 2006
    Envr Engr/Program Manager
    Scott Boreass must be related to the NCAA.
  4. jbhtexas

    jbhtexas Well-Known Member

    Oct 20, 2006
    Arlington, TX
    #4 jbhtexas, Oct 29, 2007
    Last edited: Oct 29, 2007
    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)...
  5. price26

    price26 Well-Known Member

    Sep 1, 2006
    CyRide Driver
    Ames, IA
    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.
  6. Cybone

    Cybone Well-Known Member

    Apr 11, 2006
    Systems Enginerd
    Austin, TX
    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.
  7. cmoneyr

    cmoneyr Well-Known Member

    Nov 8, 2006
    Ames, Born and Raised
    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.
  8. twojman

    twojman Well-Known Member

    Jun 1, 2006
    Being awesome
    Baseball officially ended on August 30th 2007. Baseball is pretty boring, have you actually tried to watch a game?
  9. Scott34

    Scott34 Well-Known Member

    Mar 16, 2007
    Cedar Rapids
    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.
  10. alaskaguy

    alaskaguy Well-Known Member

    Apr 11, 2006
    He's Back!

    The Yankees were told by agent Scott Boras that they could not meet with Alex Rodriguez unless they presented an extension offer that guaranteed the star $350 million "as a floor."

    The Yankees were told by agent Scott Boras that they could not meet with Alex Rodriguez unless they presented an extension offer that guaranteed the star $350 million "as a floor."
  11. Arkansas

    Arkansas Well-Known Member

    Nov 25, 2006
    soon to be self employed
    Bella Vista, Arkansas
    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.
  12. alzzzzzzzz

    alzzzzzzzz Member

    Sep 18, 2006
    Surf Internet
    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.
  13. cybsball20

    cybsball20 Well-Known Member

    Nov 26, 2006
    Financial Analyst
    Des Moines, IA
    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?
  14. BvK1126

    BvK1126 Member

    Apr 12, 2007
    Denver, CO
    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.

    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.
  15. alzzzzzzzz

    alzzzzzzzz Member

    Sep 18, 2006
    Surf Internet
    #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 :no: ..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.
  16. alzzzzzzzz

    alzzzzzzzz Member

    Sep 18, 2006
    Surf Internet
    Thanks for respectfully disagreeing, instead of the cheap shot cybsball20 took. :smile:

    I would have to say that I find any team/sport who calls themselves world champion presumptuous, if they aren't actually being tested against teams of the world. Much like Div IA crowning a National Champ in football when they won't allow playoffs.

    Just my .02

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