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06/01/2007 10:21 AM ID: 62796 Permalink   

MLB Games Heading to China?


Major League Baseball may be heading to China for some of its games in the 2008 season, according to MLB President Bob DuPuy, currently in China to discuss the sport's options in the country.

DuPuy said: There is a very serious chance we will be playing games here next year. It's our goal to work with them to make sure at least one stadium will stay as a showcase for baseball (after the Olympics)."

Baseball is a little-watched sport in China, with professional games getting spectators of just 100 in number. The country is trying to professionialise the sport in China before the Beijing Olympics next year.

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  Baseball == unbearably boring  
Please let baseball fade into oblivion.

American football would make a far better Olympic event than baseball.

I think the following events should be taken out of the Olympics:

Baseball, Softball, Boxing, Judo, Taekwonto, Chinese KungFu(2008?), Equestrian, Trampoline, Modern Pantathlon, Wrestling.
  by: landers     06/02/2007 01:14 PM     
we'll get right on that.
  by: John E Angel     06/03/2007 02:40 AM     
American football? Of all the codes that is the one most likely to bore everyone to tears. Why should it be added to the Olympics? Is there more than one country that plays it seriously? If you were going to put a second football code in rugby union would be a far better choice.
  by: ixuzus     06/03/2007 05:11 PM     
I threw in American football to make a point - that baseball is unbearably boring.

AFAIK American football is played in 4 countries - the US, Canada, Germany and Japan.

American football is actually a very exciting game as it's not only highly demanding physically, mentally and psychologically but also intellectually - because of its complex variations of strategies and tactics - more so than Basketball, Volleyball, and English Soccer.

There are obvious hurdles to popularizing the game - expensive protective gears and mobile emergency rooms, to name a couple.
  by: landers     06/03/2007 05:58 PM     
You sir are a fool. What possible argument can you have for the removal of sports which require extreme athleticism such as boxing and wrestling?

The Olympics are not about spectator enjoyment but about sportsmanship and the spirit of competition. Personally I find over half of Olympic sports to be boring but I can still appreciate the value of the events and I realize why they are included in the games. Just because something is boring to you does not discredit it as a sport.
  by: jamiehackl   06/04/2007 08:29 AM     
FYI, baseball and softball will be taken out of the Olympics after 2008.

Good riddance!

Hopefully Boxing, Judo, Taekwonto, Wrestling, Equestrian, Modern Pentathlon will be next.

quote: <<The Olympics are not about spectator enjoyment but about sportsmanship and the spirit of competition.>>

LOL!! utter nonsense.
  by: landers     06/05/2007 06:44 AM     
  make it better  
Here are soem of the things HUnter Thompson suggested to make baseball more exciting, get rid of the pitcher and haver a machine pitch whatever the catcher calls for, make each base a point (hone is worth 3) and allow players to skip a base if needed. ther were some othr but i forget.

and Landers your retarded the Olympics were atarted in Greece as a way to teast athletes against another, it was never intended to be a spectator sport that it is today, you are the kasslan fool.
  by: juggalotoka   06/05/2007 07:27 AM     
  LOL @juggalotoka  
I'd think that a school dropout could have written a more literate and logical response.

have you suffered any brain damage from boxing matches?
  by: landers     06/05/2007 08:30 AM     
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