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Re: Interesting take

April 27, 2021 01:07PM
I'm with you on the nostalgia thing. Also love listening to the Dodgers on the radio when they were blacked out of tv coverage. And I too played baseball through high school and even American Legion ball. There is a lot of nuances in baseball that's not reflected on tv. The movement of the players in the field depending on the batter and even the pitch count. It's closer to chess than either football or basketball. It's more data driven; the lineup; what will the other manager do if I do this, etc.

Sometimes driving around I'll spot a game and stop the car and try and sit in the stands for an inning or two just to hear the pop of the glove, the sound of the bat striking the ball, the chatter, etc.

I'm sure you have plenty of company on the parity thing. But I grew up in the 50s when there were limited teams and because of that the good guys and bad guys were always easy to figure out. Never a Yankee fan but there was something magical about them winning it all over and over again.

I also recall riding my bike to south central L.A. to watch the L.A.Angels of the Pacific Coast League play teams like the Hollywood Stars, San Diego Padres, Portland Beavers, San Francisco Seals, etc. This was, of course, prior to any major league teams moving to the west coast. During those years the Angels were a farm club owned by the Chicago Cub organization and they played at Wrigley Field in south central L.A-which was a miniature version of the Chicago Wrigley field-Ivy and all.

  Go Royals!

Drew283942April 26, 2021 12:33PM

  I could get behind the Royals in the AL

21Dog22April 26, 2021 03:32PM

  Yep, makes everything more interesting! nm

Drew283912April 27, 2021 11:21AM

  Born in KC!

ferragamo7915April 26, 2021 06:03PM

  I remember you telling me that

Drew283912April 27, 2021 11:21AM

  I don't like small market teams

waterfield24April 26, 2021 07:23PM

  Interesting take

Drew283923April 27, 2021 11:18AM

  Re: Interesting take

waterfield23April 27, 2021 01:07PM

  I might be the only one.......

21Dog25April 27, 2021 02:44PM

  You are not the only one

waterfield23April 27, 2021 06:09PM

  I caught that

ferragamo7922April 30, 2021 05:53AM

  Re: Interesting take

Drew283923April 27, 2021 06:44PM