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Old 10-06-2013, 05:56 PM
 
Location: Springfield, Ohio
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I think most who find it boring do not understand or care about the strategy involved. When I explain the complexities of the game to someone who knows nothing about baseball (i.e. all the action taking place with a runner at first and batter at the plate) they come away with a new respect for it.

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Old 10-07-2013, 07:47 AM
 
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Oh yeh, I forgot to mention the fact that they play 2,430 games, plus post-season, every one of which is exactly the same and as boring as the first game of the season.
 
Old 10-09-2013, 10:57 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Oh yeh, I forgot to mention the fact that they play 2,430 games, plus post-season, every one of which is exactly the same and as boring as the first game of the season.
I'm guessing you have not watched the playoffs so far.

*As a side note, unbelievable how dumb some of these comments are. You don't like the sport, ok that's understandable. But, just because you don't like it (and probably don't understand it) DOES NOT mean it's boring (it might mean you're boring but that's besides the point )
 
Old 10-15-2013, 08:46 AM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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Boring? Never! Much better than a field of thugs smacking into each other or a bunch of guys on ice skates fighting. Baseball is a game of skill and strategy. The best games I've ever seen are when two pitchers face each other and the game is zero to zero in the 8th inning.
 
Old 10-15-2013, 04:04 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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When you have pitchers like some of the Red Sox starters (Lester, Buccholz, Lackey) games take over 4 hrs. They are slow as molasses - makes the game boring as hell to watch. They should have a game clock on those guys and make them pitch the ball before 10-15 secs or the batter gets a "ball" called. Loved Jim Kaat as a pitcher - guy would get through games in less than 2 hrs.
 
Old 10-15-2013, 04:07 PM
 
Location: California
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Because baseball players in general frown on over celebrating!! That is why watching Yasiel Puig is so much fun, he doesn't know or understand the "unwritten rule".
 
Old 10-17-2013, 09:58 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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I agree. It's boring.

Nothing happens 90% of the time.

How the hell are people calling basketball boring?

Every possession can create amazing plays. From Crossovers, passes, three pointers, lay ups, dunks, alley oops, field goals, fakes, blocks, steals, fast breaks, etc.

Baseball it's just. Strike, hit, foul, HR... and it takes 10 minutes to accomplish it.
 
Old 10-17-2013, 10:15 PM
 
Location: Mequon, WI
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Can I just say this? it's what everyone is thinking anyways.

The reasons you find baseball so boring is because you are so stupid!

Seriously!

Do you think the average "fan" could identify and read a baseball scorecard, when Fox Sports shows what a player has done for his 3 previous at bats, do you think the average fan can read a; 4-3, 6-3-1, 4-UA

 
Old 10-17-2013, 10:20 PM
 
Location: Mequon, WI
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Fans and most football fan just like easy sports, touchdown, Field goal and they don't care whether a player kills someone or if they have 8 kids with 8 different mothers but in baseball if a player uses a cream or testosterone, people freak out!!!

Because in the end baseball means more, is more special and more meaningful and there is more tradition than 1966+ football, after baseball was here a 100 years before people started caring about football.

So go back to that reality show, that shiny toy known as football aka the Justin Bieber of sports.
 
Old 10-18-2013, 05:56 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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Can I just say this? it's what everyone is thinking anyways.

The reasons you find baseball so boring is because you are so stupid!

Seriously!

Do you think the average "fan" could identify and read a baseball scorecard, when Fox Sports shows what a player has done for his 3 previous at bats, do you think the average fan can read a; 4-3, 6-3-1, 4-UA
That's a strategy game like tic tac toe.
Not a real sport.
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