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Watching Game 7 of the Baseball World Series

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  1. Otto

    Otto No More Half Measures Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    I'm in Chicago. As I type this we are in the deciding game of the Championship. The Cubs are up 5-1 over Cleveland in the 5th inning. The team hasn't won the title in 108 years, one hundred and eight years. The city is going insane with Cubs fever. I'm not a huge babes all fan, but it's hard not to get swept up in the incessant, positive revelry. Every one of my friends is currently riveted with the game. If they win, the entire city is taking tomorrow off.
     
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    uh...5-3 now
     
  3. CAC

    CAC Ace of Spades

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    Why is it called "world series"?
    The Japanese don't even contest do they?
     
  4. Otto

    Otto No More Half Measures Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    Now 6 to 3 for the good guys.
     
  5. Otto

    Otto No More Half Measures Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    I get the term "World" Series might rub some the wrong way, but I think a safe argument can be made the majority of world's best players and the world's best teams play in Major League Baseball.
     
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    True. American players no longer able to play MLB go to Japan. The best Japanese players come here to play.

    The same is true of the NHL, but it is a more fun league to watch.
     
  7. Otto

    Otto No More Half Measures Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    Not to mention there are actually MLB teams in more than one country, and the best players from all over the world come to the MLB to play.

    By quick comparison there are 12 pro baseball teams in all of Japan. The two teams in Chicago amount to 1/6th of Nippon Professional Baseabll.
     
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    Otto No More Half Measures Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    The game is tied 6-6 in the 9th inning. A nail biter!
     
  9. Otto

    Otto No More Half Measures Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    And now a rain delay as we head into the 10th inning. I think the momentum is with Clevend at this stage.
     
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    Thanks for that...I suppose AFL here in Australia could call itself World Series Football...as all the best players and teams are from Australia...but we do have some Yanks, Africans, Irish, Arabs playing the game too...We are going to play at least one AFL game in China next year...
     
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    Best game 7 that I've ever seen.
     
  12. Otto

    Otto No More Half Measures Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    Great game, congrats to the Cubs.

    The city is going insane. Outside I hear the grief of 108 years being erased by car horns, yelling, and incessant fireworks. My morning meetings at work have just been cancelled by the respective organizers.
     
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    To early to talk DYNASTY!!!
     
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    Traditionally, Cubs fans dress their horses in spats and ride them down Michigan Avenue singing the the Battle Hymn of the Republic.
     
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    Way to go Cubbies! I was born on the north side, so I'm thrilled. No more "next year" crap, it's THIS YEAR!
     
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    Anybody want to buy a shirt? They're on sale today.




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  17. Otto

    Otto No More Half Measures Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    These shirts and that of most every other losing championship team will be available in finer clothing stores all over sub-Saharan Africa.
     
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    A smart marketer would double the price and sell them to hipsters, to wear ironically.
     
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    Otto No More Half Measures Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    It's 8:30 am local time in the Windy City. Car horns can still be heard with regularity.
     
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    Thanks, Obama!
     

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