Anyone care no baseball

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  1. BigDaddy

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    I definitely miss listening to games on the radio while outside BBQing, at the beach, on a drive...

    I spent years falling asleep while listening to Vin Scully when I was a kid and draining yet another 9-volt battery and truly feel grateful for all the opportunities to listen to Vin call a game. Jim Murray, Chick Hearn and Vin were my holy trinity of sports growing up in the southland.
     
  2. Kaptain Karl

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    I’d love for the Giants to tank this short season and pick up a top 3 pick next year! Farhan had an interesting draft this year, we have a lot of guys with high ceilings in the farm system, and he drafted all high floor lower ceiling guys.
     
  3. dbw021

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    When I was a kid, I loved all the professional sports teams in LA. Late 50's when Dodgers and Lakers game to L.A. Rams were already here along with USC. I have a lot of great memories of watching sports during that time.

    Some where in the 80's, when the professional teams starting making millions of dollars a year, the athletes starting becoming arrogant and entitled I lost my interest in pro sports. I continued to follow USC Football and I love to watch college sports including track and field.

    In 90's when my girls were old enough to go to games, I became and USC football season ticket holder. I have so many great memories of my daughters going to USC games with me. But, I completely stopped watch pro sports.

    My oldest girl moved to Hawaii and worked there for 7 years. When she came home. I started watching Dodgers games with her because she still is a huge fan. It seems like the Dodgers have a lot good players that are also decent human beings like Clayton Kershaw, Justin Turner, Corey Seager and Ki Ki Hernandez. So I have enjoyed watching them play and bringing back memories of some of those great old Dodger teams.

    So I have missed the Dodgers games because I miss not being able to share the games with my daughters.

    On the other hand, if L James never won another game for the Lakers I could care.
     
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  4. TrojanHorseshoe

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    Baseball?
    :::Yawn:::
     
  5. SoCalN8tiv

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    Me too! Scully always did put me to sleep.

    Sacrilege? No, just being honest ; )
     
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  6. Peete2Affholter

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    I don't really miss baseball as a sporting spectacle. I can't recall the last time I watched a regular season game from start to finish, even if it was Dodgers versus the Hated Giants (or even more hated Astros, now).

    Still, baseball has always been part of the rhythm of summer, the one major sport that was on once the basketball and hockey seasons were done, and before football players reported for training camp.

    I miss baseball the way I miss drive-in theaters, shopping malls that were still packed in the days before online shopping was slowly rendering them obsolete, riding bikes with your friends until sundown, drinking water straight from the garden hose, and hearing the curb-feelers on Dad's car announce that he'd come home.
     
  7. Moose4usc

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    Between the player strikes, the steroid era, the painfully long regular season and the ridiculous contracts I gave up on baseball many years ago. Also, it's not really a good sport for wagering and most of the time it's just plain boring.
     
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    I miss it, though I don't follow like I used to.

    My nephew was in his senior year of his college baseball scholarship. I feel for him.
     
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    I agree. I can't think of any sporting thing I enjoyed more than hitting a baseball. Getting a great ride on a surfboard is #2. But the greed of the owners and players is amazing, especially with people struggling and really needing an outlet.
     
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    I've gotten so I care very little about pro sports. I haven't watched the NBA in years. Not even playoffs.
     
  12. SouthbayTrojan91

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    Hate the NBA.
    Much prefer college basketball
     
  13. Peete2Affholter

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    Outside of a handful of very good teams, college basketball is painful to watch.
     
  14. old scotty

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    Only two words I want to hear.....
    PLAY BALL
     
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  15. Troy70

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    Go Cards
     
  16. SouthbayTrojan91

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    Where is the thumbs down button? Go DODGERS!!!!!
     
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    Booooooo! Boo this man! Booooooooo!
     
  18. KeenObserver

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    Thumbs Down to Dodgers. Hate the cards, too.

    BOOOOOOO!!!!!
     
  19. KeenObserver

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    Baseball had such a great opportunity to help people get over this Wuhan lockdowns, and get away from all the protests, etc and they completely blew it. Completely. This one is on the players union.
     
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  20. trojan9999

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    You could say so. However, I see the point on both sides.

    The owners want to minimize their losses by playing a schedule with the minimum number of games that they feel is legitimate. This happens mostly at the expense of player salaries. The owners have done the math, and they consider 50-60 games as it. Players are being asked to play a "season", at 1/3 their normal salary. For the rank and file players, I'm sure this could be a bit painful.

    Also, the owners are trying to layer in all sorts of crazy ideas (in my opinion), such as allowing ties, putting a runner at second base in extra inning situations, advertisements on jerseys, and other things.

    At this point, I'm ready to support canceling the season. But 2021 will bring more strife, as the CBA is due for renewal. So, MLB will have lots of drama over the next year. I'm starting to enjoy KBO. I just wish they had fans at the stadium to complete the experience.
     

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