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Postby chadlincoln » Thu Oct 27, 2005 4:12 pm

nikku88 wrote:Could they do any worse than Houston? :-b

Exactly. I think we'd easily dominate.
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Postby mweir145 » Thu Oct 27, 2005 4:15 pm

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davidmarver wrote:Ehh...no need to compromise/confirm the validity of our own World Series.




my thoughts as well,,,, the US should win,,, but what if they didn't????????????? keep it like it is.... cause it would be a no win situation for MLB


ditto

The NBA does something like this in the pre-season agaisnt other Euro club teams. Are they just stupid? Because if you win, it is expected and not a big deal, but if you lose, the talent level of your league is questioned. It's a no-win situation, but the NBA still does it. The Raptors lost last week to some Euro team, and it only embarrases the organization and the league. But if you win, nobody in North America will even care. So why do it?

Major League Baseball would never do something like this, probably because they aren't as stupid as the NBA. :-b Why do something that can only result in a no-win situation? Ask the NBA...
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Postby blankman » Thu Oct 27, 2005 4:45 pm

Music2004Man wrote:There's no incentive for MLB besides making a ton of money. Why shouldn't they see what they are up against? Is it better to just stick their heads in the sand? A little competition could do nothing except improve the game.


Unless of course you lose. That would hurt MLB big time. MLB has everything to lose in this.
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Postby warrick95 » Thu Oct 27, 2005 11:15 pm

Play against our AAA champion or something.
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Postby MMoNeY24 » Thu Oct 27, 2005 11:19 pm

warrick95 wrote:Play against our AAA champion or something.


That'd be pretty funny if they did that and AAA won, although I have heard that AA ball is more competitive than AAA. I think the reasoning was because there's more up and coming players in AA, compared to AAA where there are a bunch of older, washed up players looking for a job mixed in with the younger guys. I'm not sure if this holds any truth, but it seems logical.
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Postby warrick95 » Thu Oct 27, 2005 11:22 pm

MMoNeY24 wrote:
warrick95 wrote:Play against our AAA champion or something.


That'd be pretty funny if they did that and AAA won, although I have heard that AA ball is more competitive than AAA. I think the reasoning was because there's more up and coming players in AA, compared to AAA where there are a bunch of older, washed up players looking for a job mixed in with the younger guys. I'm not sure if this holds any truth, but it seems logical.


I don't think it's more competitive, but it's definitely more exciting and the players that go through AA for a longer period have higher potential (they usually only stop by AAA briefly). The level of AAA is higher, though, IMO, as the wily vets still know how to play baseball, although they're just short of Major League abilities.
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Postby carter » Fri Oct 28, 2005 12:26 am

blankman wrote:
Music2004Man wrote:There's no incentive for MLB besides making a ton of money. Why shouldn't they see what they are up against? Is it better to just stick their heads in the sand? A little competition could do nothing except improve the game.


Unless of course you lose. That would hurt MLB big time. MLB has everything to lose in this.



i think your all being rediculous... why do you want MLB to be cowards?? ,, to me, that makes MLB look worse then losing would

i think MLB has alot to gain .. how about doing it for the love of competition?

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Postby wrveres » Fri Oct 28, 2005 2:26 am

what are you guys all talking about ... ?

we send a team of All Stars over there ever year and play them in the winter ... nobody wears a Red Sox or Yankees logo, so the games aren't televised over here, and there fore nobody cares ..

but the point is ... we already play them ....

I'll see if I can't dig up some past records, a little later ...
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Postby mweir145 » Fri Oct 28, 2005 2:34 am

wrveres wrote:what are you guys all talking about ... ?

we send a team of All Stars over there ever year and play them in the winter ... nobody wears a Red Sox or Yankees logo, so the games aren't televised over here, and there fore nobody cares ..

but the point is ... we already play them ....

I'll see if I can't dig up some past records, a little later ...

But isn't that more an exhibition?

What Valentine wants I think is to have the World Series champs from here, play the champs over there... You can see why MLB wouldn't want to do something like that.
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Postby wrveres » Fri Oct 28, 2005 2:52 am

mweir145 wrote:
wrveres wrote:what are you guys all talking about ... ?

we send a team of All Stars over there ever year and play them in the winter ... nobody wears a Red Sox or Yankees logo, so the games aren't televised over here, and there fore nobody cares ..

but the point is ... we already play them ....

I'll see if I can't dig up some past records, a little later ...

But isn't that more an exhibition?

What Valentine wants I think is to have the World Series champs from here, play the champs over there... You can see why MLB wouldn't want to do something like that.


we send all stars ... isn't that an even better overall talent pool than the WS winners? and If I remember correctly, we don't always win ... It would be huge mud in the face of MLB if we sent the WS champs over there and they got swept ...
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