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World Cup, for Baseball?

Postby hybrid » Wed May 11, 2005 2:28 am

Well it looks like there will be an announcement sometime this week (Wednesday or Thursday) saying there will be one in 2006. If you want to know more info, here is a link to Baseball America that has some early info on it.

http://www.baseballamerica.com/today/ne ... ldcup.html
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Postby kimchi_chigae » Wed May 11, 2005 2:54 am

thanks for the info hybrid. ;-D

it would be really cool to have a world cup of baseball...but the players gotta be interested in playing on it...like the world cup of soccer.
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Postby DominicanLou » Wed May 11, 2005 3:10 am

I'll put my money on the team from the Dominican. ;-D
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Postby matmat » Wed May 11, 2005 3:18 am

now. what sort of fantasy game can we play with the world cup?

some sort of survivor/bracket I would guess :)
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Postby kimchi_chigae » Wed May 11, 2005 3:19 am

DominicanLou wrote:I'll put my money on the team from the Dominican. ;-D


really? :-b

i'm planning to go to the dominican replublic the end of this month...any good places i should go to?

don't want to hijack the thread though. :-o
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Postby agchris02 » Wed May 11, 2005 6:38 am

Im wondering if MLB will ever approve the players playing in the olympics, the olympic comittee cleared the way several years ago. Can you imagine major leaguers under olympic rules?

250 ft to the foul pole, higher pitching mounds, metal bats in preliminary rounds....

(granted the recomendation is for 320 ft, but some stadiums dont build them that long without severe prodding), i think the US and dominicans would slightly reassert themselves as the dominat powers

Imagine:

C -
1B -
2B -
3B -
SS -
OF1 -
OF2 -
OF3 -


In fact this would be a great thread....whos your perfect team of olympians... you get to pick from ALL MAJOR leaguers of the same country of orgin -- do you go with all closers? Pair off clemens, RJ, sheets....sigh thatd be games to watch
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Postby Krunk City King$ » Wed May 11, 2005 7:46 am

agchris02 wrote: metal bats in preliminary rounds....



heard the braves announcers a couple of years ago talk about how the braves players used some metal bats in BP (just for kicks) when georgia tech was in the college world series.....

andruw and a couple of others were really getting a kick at how far the balls were flying out of the park......
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Postby swingaway » Wed May 11, 2005 7:52 am

cant wait team USA's closers are all set with lidge and gagne hehe
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Postby RynMan » Wed May 11, 2005 7:55 am

Australia, the dark horse ;-D

Kidding, we did win a silver medal at the olympics though! :-D
We beat Japan and every other team there except Cuba (which we had on the ropes until a bad call lead to 3 runs), but no way could we compete against the South American and American teams.

Still, I would love to be able to travel somewhere in Australia to watch big leaguers play. B-)
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Postby benjapage » Wed May 11, 2005 7:56 am

gagne's canadian, bro.

c - pudge (puerto rico is an american colony, yes?)
1b - d.lee (because defense will also matter)
2b - kent
3b - blalock
ss - a-rod (because that's where he belongs)
of - crawford, beltran (another puerto rican!), sheff

i'll hit the pitchers later.

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