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Old 05-10-2010, 06:53 PM
 
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Which is a more entertaining game?
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Old 05-11-2010, 09:13 AM
 
Location: Cook County
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I would say college ball puts a higher premium on actually winning, so it is probably more entertaining in that respect. But I love going to a minor league game, a lot of those parks have a ton of charm.
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Old 05-11-2010, 10:03 AM
 
Location: Buffalo, NY
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Buffalo couldn't get a Major league team but God rest his soul the former Mayor James D. Griffin brought minor league baseball to Buffalo. i love my Bisons although. I hate the fact that we are with the NY Mets... *gag*
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Old 05-14-2010, 03:25 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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You can drink at Minor league games, which is a big plus in my book.
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Old 05-14-2010, 10:51 PM
 
Location: Sacramento
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College teams play to win, minor league teams develop talent for the major league club.

A lot of the minor league players are really pissed about where they are assigned, and how they are treated by the organization. College players represent their school.

I'd say you go to college games to watch the teams compete, you go to minor league games to watch specific players.
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Old 05-15-2010, 05:37 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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College teams play to win, minor league teams develop talent for the major league club.

A lot of the minor league players are really pissed about where they are assigned, and how they are treated by the organization. College players represent their school.

I'd say you go to college games to watch the teams compete, you go to minor league games to watch specific players.
Think thats a pretty spot on assessment of it all, although I have never go into College Baseball, I prefer to watch the Minors though.
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Old 05-15-2010, 06:27 PM
 
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I like both games and we have a really good local college program

However, the charm of minor league baseball is much better and overall the quality of talent is much better.

Plus I still prefer wood bats
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Old 05-15-2010, 07:36 PM
 
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I like both games and we have a really good local college program

However, the charm of minor league baseball is much better and overall the quality of talent is much better.

Plus I still prefer wood bats
Yup, I just don't get why colleges use aluminum bats.

Another thing, I have seen college superstars get drafted after 4 years playing college ball ( Big Ten ) and hit over .350

After getting drafted and hitting about .220 in the minors, they are back home after a couple years and playing town team ball ( amatuer) on Sundays.

Why after 4 years of great college they flop in the minors ?
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Old 05-18-2010, 09:35 AM
 
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Why after 4 years of great college they flop in the minors ?
All kinds of reasons...some people are as good as they're ever going to be at the college level. In general, the talent level at the minor league level is better than college, especially when it comes to pitching. (I know, I know, there are always exceptions, and some major college teams are very, very good.) Often the difference in talent level is experience as often you have guys in the minors that have been playing longer than a lot of college guys...you have guys stuck in the system because some guys ahead of them are better, you have guys on their way down, etc.

Another reason I've seen is that there are always some guys who just aren't mature enough to take minor league life, while they were able to get through college, which does tend to hold their hands a bit more.

But, marmac, you're right, you do see guys that just make you scratch your head.


And, I too hate going to a college game and hearing "tink!".
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Old 05-20-2010, 08:59 PM
 
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I do want to attend a college world series in Omaha before I die.
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