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#1 Trojan

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 10:41 PM

I went to watch NY Yankees v San Francisco Giants last Friday (20-09-13)  it was garbage.  The beer was good though - I'd no idea you could get IPA in the US, but you can and it's a great drink. Better than the ###### on the field anyway.


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#2 Northern Sol

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 11:20 PM

Yeah IPA everywhere, some of it quite good. A very welcome surprise.

#3 gingerjon

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Posted 28 September 2013 - 07:52 AM

I went to watch NY Yankees v San Francisco Giants last Friday (20-09-13)  it was garbage.  The beer was good though - I'd no idea you could get IPA in the US, but you can and it's a great drink. Better than the ###### on the field anyway.

 

So you went to a game you can't understand in a place for which you were so prepared you didn't know what booze might be on offer?

 

Still, some background ...


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#4 JohnM

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Posted 28 September 2013 - 12:09 PM

sounds like a great voyage of discovery, so well done for embarking on it. Maybe you'll get hooked!



#5 Mr Wind Up

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Posted 29 September 2013 - 08:15 AM

They'd probably say something similar about our cricket. 



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Posted 29 September 2013 - 08:23 AM

I went to a game in Havanna. If it hadn't been for the crowd trouble then I think I'd have fallen asleep. Pretty much nothing happened for hours.
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#7 Kenilworth Tiger

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Posted 29 September 2013 - 08:36 AM

I went to a game in Havanna. If it hadn't been for the crowd trouble then I think I'd have fallen asleep. Pretty much nothing happened for hours.


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#8 Trojan

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 03:39 PM

sounds like a great voyage of discovery, so well done for embarking on it. Maybe you'll get hooked!

 

I doubt it. It was three hours long, the boredom was relieved only by the ale.  There was a prat in front of us (we sat in the bleachers) jumping up and down all through the game, standing on the seats, chanting "let's go Yankees" and "Hey Rod" (I think one of the Yankees team is called Rogrigues)  no one else was carrying on like this.  The game was 1 all until the ninth innings and then the Yankees scored 4 and they all walked off the field.  There are various rituals - singing and doing all the actions to YMCA and standing with you hand on your heart for America, America.  It was an experience but not one I'd care to repeat.


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#9 flyingking

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Posted 06 October 2013 - 11:49 PM

http://en.wikipedia..../Alex_Rodriguez known as A-Rod is a batter who has scored many home runs due to his steroid enhanced body for which he has received an incredible 211 game ban. Agree baseball is the dullest major sport that I have watched. I attended a college game in Houston and could see that the players were fine athletes, looking for something athletic to perform but rarely given the opportunity.  The concept of the game seems flawed in that it is possible to win a game without striking a home run or even showing any skill whatsoever.


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#10 Li0nhead

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 03:55 AM

So basically its a day on the booze?



#11 gingerjon

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 05:49 AM

it is possible to win a game without striking a home run

 

Hmmm ...  winning without scoring home runs is a lot more fun.


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#12 Amber Avenger

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 09:00 AM

Hmmm ...  winning without scoring home runs is a lot more fun.

 

I guess like winning a game of RL without scoring any tries?

 

Don't know much about baseball, so no idea if this is apt. The few games I have seen I really enjoyed actually


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#13 terrywebbisgod

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 09:06 AM

It's just rounders with bigger bats.


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#14 gingerjon

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 09:07 AM

I guess like winning a game of RL without scoring any tries?

 

Don't know much about baseball, so no idea if this is apt. The few games I have seen I really enjoyed actually

 

Not really - the aim is just to get the runner all the way back to home.  It's more fun (to me) if that's done by building up - so a runner gets on base and is then batted round.  A home run is obviously kind of cool but it clears the bases without any threat to the runners.


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#15 bearman

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 09:33 AM

It's just rounders with bigger bats.

Don' t forget the bigger ball too.
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#16 Wolford6

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 09:50 AM

I've never got into baseball. I can't afford to; I spend far too much time watching the telly as it is.


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#17 flyingking

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 10:12 AM

Is the hour(s) wait for a batter to make it to second base included in the fun part?


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#18 terrywebbisgod

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 10:13 AM

Is the hour(s) wait for a batter to make it to second base included in the fun part?

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#19 gingerjon

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 10:23 AM

Is the hour(s) wait for a batter to make it to second base included in the fun part?

 

Making it to second base is always a pleasure.


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#20 Li0nhead

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 03:45 PM

Whats second base????????

 

 

 

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