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    Re: In Defense of the WBC

    Quote Originally Posted by HeatherC1212 View Post
    Oh my goodness, that fight was nuts! Count me as another who is VERY thankful that Joey stayed out of it (he seemed to be alternately watching out for and checking on his teammates to make sure everyone was okay). I guess the players do care about these games!
    This isn't directed at you, but more of the media who continues to harp that "the players care, look at how they react".

    Of course those players care. When "we" say they don't care, "we" are talking about the ones who chose not to play, who are among the best players in the entire game and make the entire thing a little less enticing to watch.

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    Re: In Defense of the WBC

    The key is, if it doesn't reach your standards, don't turn it on. There are plenty of other choices this time of year.
    Talent is God Given: be humble.
    Fame is man given: be thankful.
    Conceit is self given: be careful.

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    Re: In Defense of the WBC

    Quote Originally Posted by cincinnati chili View Post
    They need to change the format to discincentivize running up the score. Also, that Robinson guy was nuts the whole game with his take-out slides at second. His bunt in the 9th was just the tip of the iceberg. There's so much talk about trying to protect catchers from home plate collisions, but I'm convinced we're going to see a compound fracture of some 2nd baseman's leg before we see the next Posey-like injury at the plate. Matt Holliday, Matt Kemp or some big dude like that is going to break a Marco Scutaro or Darwin Barney into two pieces.

    Alternatively, players could accept what's going on and why and react like grown ups.
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    Re: In Defense of the WBC

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post

    Of course those players care. When "we" say they don't care, "we" are talking about the ones who chose not to play, who are among the best players in the entire game and make the entire thing a little less enticing to watch.
    Who chose not to play because they didn't care? Seems like all the players I've seen on twitter and interviews are into it. Seen a lot of them tweeting about watching it last night. Takes a lot to get athletes to watch games they are not in. Trout was in attendance. The only issue is with pitchers who didn't want to start their season earlier than usual and feared not being sharp enough. As previously stated why the need for some people to bash, just watch spring training games if that's what you prefer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RadfordVA View Post
    Who chose not to play because they didn't care? Seems like all the players I've seen on twitter and interviews are into it. Seen a lot of them tweeting about watching it last night. Takes a lot to get athletes to watch games they are not in. Trout was in attendance. The only issue is with pitchers who didn't want to start their season earlier than usual and feared not being sharp enough. As previously stated why the need for some people to bash, just watch spring training games if that's what you prefer.
    Right there tells you all you need to know. Mike Trout isn't playing. Why? Justin Verlander isn't playing. Cole Hamels isn't playing. Prince Fielder isn't playing. Those guys are among the best in the world, much less this country. They aren't playing. It would be much more exciting if they were.

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    If the Reds lose today they could well be forced to qualify for the tournament next time. LOL.
    A summer watching a bad Reds' team, is still a pretty good summer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by texasdave View Post
    If the Reds lose today they could well be forced to qualify for the tournament next time. LOL.
    The Reds?!

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    If the Reds lose today they could well be forced to qualify for the tournament next time. LOL.
    I think Cuba doesn't have to qualify.
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    Votto now with a single and two walks in four plate appearances today.

    5-3 USA, bottom 8.
    I miss Adam Dunn.

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    Votto crosses the plate to make it 5-4 USA.

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    Re: In Defense of the WBC

    Damn you Brandon Phillips!!!

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    Phillips just saved the game (for now) with a diving play to save a run and get an out.
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    Let's face it, you mis-hit the bun with the mustard squirter, no one will really care.

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    And another nice play by Phillips to end the inning. He's flashed the glove all tourney so far.

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    And Phillips just hit a leadoff double in the 9th.
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    Let's face it, you mis-hit the bun with the mustard squirter, no one will really care.

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    DatDude scores. 6-4.
    "All I can tell them is pick a good one and sock it." --BABE RUTH

    Having better players makes "the right time" or "the big hit" happen a lot more often. PLUS PLUS


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