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    Diamondbacks and Dodgers to open 2014 in Australia

    No word on whether these guys will be there.



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    Re: Diamondbacks and Dodgers to open 2014 in Australia

    Will they sing "god save the queen" before the game and will Dave neilson throw out the first pitch?
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    Re: Diamondbacks and Dodgers to open 2014 in Australia

    Don't like it. Didn't like it when they opened in Japan several years ago.
    As God as my witness, I thought turkeys could fly.

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    If they must open overseas Australia is a great choice. A baseball mad nation with a solid league of their own. MLB essentially funds the ABL so I'm surprised this didn't happened sooner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redlegs View Post
    Don't like it. Didn't like it when they opened in Japan several years ago.
    It's one series, doesn't affect a team in the Reds division and advertises the game.

    What's not to like?

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    So, if I want to watch the first game of the season I'll have to wake up at 5 am again?

    I liked it better when the first pitch of the season was thrown out in Cincinnati. That was a nice little tradition. A nod to history and a celebration of the greatest opening day atmosphere in all of American sports.

    But, what's tradition and history to someone like Bud Selig?

    Then again, I'm extremely and unrelentingly biased.

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    Re: Diamondbacks and Dodgers to open 2014 in Australia

    I wonder what the dimensions of the playing field will be.
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    Re: Diamondbacks and Dodgers to open 2014 in Australia

    Will it feature Ian Kennedy beaning several Dodgers?
    ...the 2-2 to Woodsen and here it comes...and it is swung on and missed! And Tom Browning has pitched a perfect game! Twenty-seven outs in a row, and he is being mobbed by his teammates, just to the thirdbase side of the mound.

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    Re: Diamondbacks and Dodgers to open 2014 in Australia

    Quote Originally Posted by joshua View Post
    So, if I want to watch the first game of the season I'll have to wake up at 5 am again?

    I liked it better when the first pitch of the season was thrown out in Cincinnati. That was a nice little tradition. A nod to history and a celebration of the greatest opening day atmosphere in all of American sports.

    But, what's tradition and history to someone like Bud Selig?

    Then again, I'm extremely and unrelentingly biased.
    I love the Reds and am glad they always get to open at home. The nod to history that let them have the first game was a false one, though. Today's Reds are the first professional franchise in the same way that the Cleveland Browns are the original Cleveland Browns. The Reds are spiritual heir to that tradition to be certain, but the original Red Stockings left Cincinnati before they even left infancy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joshua View Post
    So, if I want to watch the first game of the season I'll have to wake up at 5 am again?

    I liked it better when the first pitch of the season was thrown out in Cincinnati. That was a nice little tradition. A nod to history and a celebration of the greatest opening day atmosphere in all of American sports.

    But, what's tradition and history to someone like Bud Selig?

    Then again, I'm extremely and unrelentingly biased.
    Psst all those years the AL was doing the same thing in DC

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    Re: Diamondbacks and Dodgers to open 2014 in Australia

    Quote Originally Posted by oneupper View Post
    I wonder what the dimensions of the playing field will be.
    I'm wondering if an Australian rules football game will break out?
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    Re: Diamondbacks and Dodgers to open 2014 in Australia

    I'm all for it. Would love to see our Redlegs in one of these type games someday.

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    Re: Diamondbacks and Dodgers to open 2014 in Australia

    Will they run the bases backwards?
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    Re: Diamondbacks and Dodgers to open 2014 in Australia

    Quote Originally Posted by Rojo View Post
    Will they run the bases backwards?
    Ok that's funny
    "But I do know Joey's sister indirectly (or foster sister) and I have heard stories of Joey being into shopping, designer wear, fancy coffees, and pedicures."

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    Re: Diamondbacks and Dodgers to open 2014 in Australia

    Quote Originally Posted by joshua View Post
    So, if I want to watch the first game of the season I'll have to wake up at 5 am again?

    I liked it better when the first pitch of the season was thrown out in Cincinnati. That was a nice little tradition. A nod to history and a celebration of the greatest opening day atmosphere in all of American sports.

    But, what's tradition and history to someone like Bud Selig?

    Then again, I'm extremely and unrelentingly biased.
    Kind Bud is nothing more than a shill for the owners. I'll be happy when he's gone.

    I hope the teams get a couple days off after getting back to the states. A 20 hour plane ride can screw with your body clock.
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