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steffie
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posted 04 September 2004 09:09 PM      Profile for steffie     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Turn your teevees on, people! Canada is winning 2-0 against Russia in the second period. What are our chances at winning this thing? And, is this the only bit of hockey we are to see this season? Please say t'aint so!!

A Preview

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posted 04 September 2004 09:17 PM      Profile for guy cybershy     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Can't be bothered. This World Cup thing is completely pointless as far as I am concerned. It made sense 15 years ago when it was the only time we got see the best european players, but now they're all in the NHL.
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What does that have to do with it? There are some NHLers on ice tonight... or does the League encourage its stars not to participate? Explain. Also, what do you know about the possibility of a strike?
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A strike is about 90% certain. Its hard to say which side is more stupid, the players or the owners. The average players salary is about $2 million now. I think its time us fans went on strike.
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I'm not really much of a hockey fan. But I know that there is a lot of money in hockey. Gobs and gobs of it! And as long as there's a lot of money in hockey, I have no problem with players demanding more and more of it. If I had a choice between players and owners getting the money, I'd choose the players. Why not?
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Oh cripies did this have to turn into a political discussion about economic justice within professional hockey?

Well anyways yeah I saw the game it was pretty good. I watched part of Sweden vs Finland earlier today, it was well pretty good too. I don't know it seems a bit strange to be playing hockey so early (into the hockey season) so it's a bit difficult to get really excited over. That being said as some people have said there might not be too much (pro) hockey in the near future so I geuss we'd better enjoy it.

Hopefully there's no more injuries on defence because if there is they'd have to play a forward on D. Apparently in the World Cup a team can only call up an extra player if their roster dips below 19 . That's what I heard on CBC anyways. It seems a bit strange though what if all three goalies on one team get hurt -- I geuss it only refers to skaters.


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posted 05 September 2004 06:24 AM      Profile for Anchoress     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
BRRR it's been so cold in Vancouver the last couple of weeks it definitely seems like hockey season!

Anyways, some news: Canada-Russia


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I'm looking forward to an NHL strike.

Durring the last strike, the CBC ran "Classic NHL". It was beautiful. No helmets on the players, no adds on the ice or the boards; names that take me back to my childhood.


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Actually, that would be kind of neat, wouldn't it? I didn't follow hockey during my childhood (and yeah, I know "classic NHL" would be before that), so it would be kind of neat to see that and get a feel for what it was like a few decades ago.
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The CBC showed a few classic games last year late at night. The hockey really was much better then. Todays hockey is so close checking and boring, its just too hard to score a goal. I think also the players tried harder when they didn't make as much money.
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The Hockey Night in Canada theme song reminds me of my childhood (70s, 80s). It represented a culture that was starkly different from my own, conservative, professional household. French people watched/played hockey; "real men," who could balance perfectly the brute force of a body check with the finesse of deftly deke-ing the defenseman. As an adult I watched more religiously, and soon after I fell hopelessly in love with the Toronto Maple Leafs. I'm sorry. Please don't judge me for my foolish heart. And I still love to watch hockey, even got a wide screen teevee with which to broadcast it.

From Anchoress' link:

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Canada (3-0) finished round-robin play undefeated after beating Russia 3-1 at the World Cup of Hockey on Saturday at the Air Canada Centre. The victory guarantees that Canada's quarter-final, semifinal and final games will be played in Toronto.

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They could do it up nice, too. You could have the original play by play augmented with commentary about the similarities and differences in the style of play compared to today.

One of the more fascinating sports things I ever ran into was a 1950's copy of "The Hockey News". It included an article about how the skill players were not being allowed to play because of clutch and grab and hooking.......


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It's not cold in Vancouver, 15 to 20 isn't cold.

I geuss if they play some games from the 80's ie: Gretzky it up a bit then that would be cool. But some of those 'classic' games aren't so classic a lot of the players are horrible skaters and a lot of the goals seem really bad, floaters from just inside the blue line aren't that appealing (on a regular basis). Sure I'd love more goals but not if they're really lame. That being said the goalies didn't have as much equipment but still.

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Are you kidding it's been freezing! I've had to crack out my fuzzy sweats when I go running!
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Unfortunately the World Cup I've seen so far is just NHL playoff hockey, soccer on skates.

It makes one long for the 5-6, 6-5, 6-5 Canada Russia series of 1987.

And what a stupid format, everybody gets in after the round robin. So Canada wins its first three games and they get a "home game" against Slovakia assuming they don't upset Russia.


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Ah yes, Canada Cup '87. Best hockey I ever saw. The game has gone so far downhill since then. Soccer on skates, exactly. And people pay $100 to watch it! Really a nice long strike might just be what hockey needs right now.
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The 1976 Canada Cup may have been better. Frankly I used to drink about 6 beers in the course of a typical game back then so can't remember.

quote:
Originally posted by Guy Cybershy:
[QB]Ah yes, Canada Cup '87. Best hockey I ever saw. QB]

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You'd have to drink at least a dozen to enjoy the way hockey is played now.
Canada Cup '76 was great also, except the Soviets did not have their best team there.
I've been watching a DVD set of the '72 series, it really is beautiful to watch.

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Nothing will ever compare to that '72 series.
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Whoa, a tough one. Anyone who can remember the '72 series will never forget it, of course. And the 76 Canada Cup had its moments.

For me, the most electrifying moment was the Gretzky-Lemieux breakaway at the end of the 1987 Canada Cup. Two of the best players we're ever likely too see, playing at the top of their game, and on the same side.

The Henderson goal was unforgettable, but it wasn't the best goal of '72 - that was Pete Mahovolich's end-to-end short-handed goal, with Kharlamov's goal in the first game a close second.


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The three 6-5 games in '87 were just incredible from start to finish. Mario and Gretzky in their prime, the KLM line for the Soviets. I don't think we'll see anything like that series in the forseeable future
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quote:
Originally posted by Oliver Cromwell:
Whoa, a tough one. Anyone who can remember the '72 series will never forget it, of course.

Well, what can I say. I was a shit-faced, 1st year university student, in the T.V. lounge of the residence, and I will never forget it.


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Come on Anchoress other Canadians will start laughing at us if we complain about our weather recently we've gotta be tough . I can just imagine it "oh those Vancouverites -- I suppose they'd freeze to death if the temprature hit -1 celcius."


Well I geuss all the match ups are set.

In the European Pool

Finland vs Germany
Sweden vs Czech Republic

In the North American Pool (somewhat strange yeah Slovakia and Russia are really quite North American)

Canada vs Slovakia
Russia vs United States


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quote:
Originally posted by Vansterdam Kid:
Come on Anchoress other Canadians will start laughing at us if we complain about our weather recently we've gotta be tough . I can just imagine it "oh those Vancouverites -- I suppose they'd freeze to death if the temprature hit -1 celcius."

Pffft. When it's so cold in August that gloves and a turtleneck are required, that's different from the typical whining the rest of Canada ribs Vancouverites for.


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Quinn says Canada can't allow an upset against Slovakia at World Cup
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Quinn is smoking dope.
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If he is it's working for him cuz he looks great!


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Defintely stoned. Look at his eyes.
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Edited to add the 'doobie' smiley:

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Turtle Necks . Well actually I geuss there were a few days that turtle necks would've been good for it was kind of cold in Whistler.

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Quinn has lost a lot of weight recently so it's probably doing something for him.

[of course I'm not suggesting anything though, as steffie said the comment was purely made in jest ]

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Didn't he have heart problems, or something, that prompted him to get healthier? Good on him that he's adding pot to his healthy lifestyle. (See how quickly rumours get started?)

[The above comment was in jest, and does not insinuate that Pat Quinn does, or ever used drugs.]


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Yup.

And his ticker finally let him know that his smoking and weight – at over 300 pounds – was leading him to a sudden death playoff with his health. He developed atrial fibrillation, a rapid, erratic heartbeat.


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Tkachuk sends Russia packing

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They did all this without sniper Brett Hull, a healthy scratch for the second straight game. His chances of seeing action again in this tournament got even slimmer with the victory, because U.S. coach Ron Wilson has shown no inclination to tamper with a winning lineup.

Go suck an egg Brett. Playing for the Americans working out well for you, now is it?

Something interesting I read in another article is that the US hs a residency rule - foreign professional athletes (don't remember if it's just hockey players) can apply for US citizenship after five years of residency, but not if they've played on the national team for a foreign country. Pretty clever way to elevate the status of the US national team.


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Maybe he could try out for the Mexican team now
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Canada slams Slovakia

Pretty low on shots - 26-23. Brodeur got a shutout though.

quote:
TORONTO (CP) - Jarome Iginla ended his scoring slump with two goals as Canada rolled over Slovakia 5-0 on Wednesday night to advance to the semifinals of the World Cup of Hockey.

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My friend from Slovakia brought a few Topvars over and we watched the last two periods together. I felt kinda bad for him considering the score.

He said he'll have some Czech beers cooling for Saturday's game.

I thought the fans in the Hangar were rather classless, booing Chara when he was announced as the Slovak player of the game.

The thing I remember most vividly about Henderson's Goal was how long it seemed between the time he missed the first shot, slapped his stick on the ice (at that point I thought we'd missed our chance to win), got up from behind the net, came out in front and shot in the winner. It felt like 20-30 seconds at the time.

When I see replays now The Goal takes no time at all.


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quote:
Originally posted by al-Qa'bong:
I thought the fans in the Hangar were rather classless, booing Chara when he was announced as the Slovak player of the game.

Ditto. But these are Leaf fans, so why should we expect any different?


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All right, Piatkowski. Keep your head up this winter!

[ed. - days later] Y'know, I'm a Leaves' fan, and yet I'm the person who pointed out the boorishness of the fans after the Slovak game. Scott's shot was rather unfair, if you ask me.

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I tell everyone in Ottawa that I'm a Sen's fan. I go to about two games a year.


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quote:
Originally posted by al-Qa'bong:
All right, Piatkowski. Keep your head up this winter!

I guess you're assuming that there will be hockey this winter. I'm not that optimistic.


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Well, my backyard will have a rink.
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quote:
Originally posted by Scott Piatkowski:

But these are Leaf fans, so why should we expect any different?


Was that a slam? I'm hurt. Some Leaf fans are civilized. And, I prayed to the hockey goddess last night, so I know that there will be hockey this season. *lip trembling*


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OK, this time I watched the Third Period over at my Slovak friend's place...and his Czech friend (who knows Martin Prusek, by the way) was also there.

I'm really having trouble enjoying Canada's victories in this tournament. I end up feeling bad for the fans of the losing teams. At least I don't know any Finns.


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quote:
Originally posted by al-Qa'bong:
OK, this time I watched the Third Period over at my Slovak friend's place...and his Czech friend (who knows Martin Prusek, by the way) was also there.

I'm really having trouble enjoying Canada's victories in this tournament. I end up feeling bad for the fans of the losing teams. At least I don't know any Finns.


al-Q, you're a typical Canadian. And that's a good thing. Let's basque in the glory for now though. What else have we got to brag about with respect to sports ?. Those countries will continue to produce NHL level talent for years to come. Look how expensive it is for kids to play hockey in Canada now. I don't remember so many European players playing in our junior B leagues and in the States. The U.S. will become known as a hockey superpower before long, too.

On second thought, Na. Not with the hawks spending them into oblivion on all manner of death and destruction like they do.


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Bah I say crush em' all. We won they lost. Yay!

Besides the Czech's play the trap, I can't feel bad for them for them loosing when they play like that. It's almost as bad as the New Jersey Devils or Minnesota Wild. As Canadians we don't dominate, or at least are fairly constant favourites, in too many sports. So I'm going to enjoy this.

That being said the Finns are pretty tenatious so it might be a frustrating game.

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quote:
Originally posted by al-Qa'bong:

[ed. - days later] Y'know, I'm a Leaves' fan, and yet I'm the person who pointed out the boorishness of the fans after the Slovak game. Scott's shot was rather unfair, if you ask me.

[ 12 September 2004: Message edited by: al-Qa'bong ][/QB]


(Almost) Nothing's unfair when it comes to bashing the Leafs and their fans .


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Boooooooooo.

Hisssssssssss.

And assorted Euro-type whistling.

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Hopefully as more Canadians go to the US Colleges on scholarships especially if Tier I players are allowed to do so that will deprive Americans of places in what is their breeding ground for hockey players.

What was notable about the US team was how old they were and how few younger American players you could think of that could have stepped in.

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Originally posted by Fidel:

The U.S. will become known as a hockey superpower before long, too.



From: Kickin' and a gougin' in the mud and the blood and the beer | Registered: Nov 2002  |  IP: Logged
K.E. Smith
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posted 12 September 2004 04:43 PM      Profile for K.E. Smith     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
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I guess you're assuming that there will be hockey this winter. I'm not that optimistic

There will be hockey this year.. Junior "A" will be playing for example, some of the best hockey and atmosphere is in the Juniors.


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posted 12 September 2004 05:59 PM      Profile for Vansterdam Kid   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
True, and the CHL (WHL, OHL and QMJHL) is pretty good hockey.

[ 12 September 2004: Message edited by: Vansterdam Kid ]


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posted 12 September 2004 06:02 PM      Profile for Scott Piatkowski   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Hey, I know that as well as anyone, living in the city that plays host to the 2003 Memorial Cup champions!
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posted 12 September 2004 07:19 PM      Profile for BleedingHeart   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Don't forget CIAU (university) hockey.

quote:
Originally posted by Vansterdam Kid:
True, and the CHL (WHL, OHL and QMJHL) is pretty good hockey.

[ 12 September 2004: Message edited by: Vansterdam Kid ]



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posted 15 September 2004 07:22 AM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Well...we won. I'm surprised no one was posting about it last night. I went to bed early, but I heard partying in the streets until long after my eyes were closed. Woke up to the news this morning that for the most part the partying was fun, with people singing "O Canada" in the streets, but that a few idiots were acting dumb, and 19 people got arrested.
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Section 49
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posted 15 September 2004 01:22 PM      Profile for Section 49     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I was glad that Canada won, but what a boring game. Had that been a regular season NHL affair, I would have wandered off in the first intermission. The only saving grace was Mario...the man's amazing.
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posted 15 September 2004 02:08 PM      Profile for Scott Piatkowski   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Most of the credit goes to Joe Thornton's line, which provided two of the goals while shutting down the top Finnish line (pun intended). If he hadn't been injured in the playoffs last year (I mean really injured not Mike Ribiero injured), I'm quite sure that the results of the Montreal-Boston series would have been different.
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posted 15 September 2004 06:21 PM      Profile for Vansterdam Kid   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I didn't post about it last night cause I wasn't home. Although I actually had sometime in the morning so I should've then...anyways I thought the game was okay. The semifinal game was a bit more exciting though.
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posted 15 September 2004 06:41 PM      Profile for yiya     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Okay, not to piss off anybody but (famous last words)...

How come it's called World Cup? On behalf of all football/soccer fanatics - get your own name. This one's taken.


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posted 15 September 2004 06:43 PM      Profile for Contrarian     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Not to mention World Cup Quidditch.
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posted 15 September 2004 07:04 PM      Profile for Fidel     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Scott Piatkowski:
Most of the credit goes to Joe Thornton's line, which provided two of the goals while shutting down the top Finnish line (pun intended). If he hadn't been injured in the playoffs last year (I mean really injured not Mike Ribiero injured), I'm quite sure that the results of the Montreal-Boston series would have been different.

Koivu was playing injured, too. Cracked rib, I think.

I think Kovalev was the diff. He lost the series for them and then won it back in the next three games. The Bruins were the better team in the reg season and just came up flat against the Habs.


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posted 15 September 2004 08:27 PM      Profile for Vansterdam Kid   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by yiya:
Okay, not to piss off anybody but (famous last words)...

How come it's called World Cup? On behalf of all football/soccer fanatics - get your own name. This one's taken.


Nuts to football/soccer it's boring. Okay seriously though it's just World and Cup nothing too intresting or unique. So I don't see how it can be kept by only one sport. Although one thing I find strange is the World Series of baseball (there are only two countries with teams???).


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posted 15 September 2004 08:47 PM      Profile for BleedingHeart   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Tell that to skiers.

quote:
Originally posted by yiya:

How come it's called World Cup? On behalf of all football/soccer fanatics - get your own name. This one's taken.


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al-Qa'bong
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posted 16 September 2004 12:16 AM      Profile for al-Qa'bong   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Then there's the World Cup of Ping Pong
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posted 16 September 2004 06:23 PM      Profile for VanMan2000     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Vansterdam Kid:

one thing I find strange is the World Series of baseball (there are only two countries with teams???).

It's called the World Series because the original sponsor was a newspaper called the New York World. It's still called the World Series, because, well, they never changed it.

FWIW, even though Major League Baseball has teams in only 2 countries, the players come from not only the U.S., but Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Australia, Venezuela, Mexico, the Dominican Republic...and Canada. In fact, MLB is planning to stage their own 'World Cup of Baseball' in early 2005.


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posted 16 September 2004 06:27 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
It's called the World Series because the original sponsor was a newspaper called the New York World. It's still called the World Series, because, well, they never changed it.

It's a plausible explanation but, unfortunately, not true.


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posted 20 September 2004 06:14 PM      Profile for VanMan2000     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Better that plausible but untrue explanation than say, the ones a former owner of the Texas Rangers has been pitching about Iraq....
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