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

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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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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.

Havana? Christ your band is getting all over, well done

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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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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/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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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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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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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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It's just rounders with bigger bats.

Don' t forget the bigger ball too.

What is it about American sports? They have to make everything easier.

SNOOKER- cut the table down to quarter size

NETBALL- you can run with the ball

9 PIN BOWLING- add another pin to make it easier

RUGBY- throw the ball forward, tackle people without the ball and don't worry about bending your back to score just step over the line. Not to mention play for only 1 hour with a break every 15 minutes and when your tired of attacking get another team on to do the defending.

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

Thank you Finbarr Saunders.

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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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