You misunderstood!!!! I will explain later.....hahahaOriginally posted by gws226:
You don't understand what I mean by "thinking". Thinking can't be done is split seconds, those are reactions more than anything--instincts if you will--some players have them, some don't . As I said, you don't know baseball, so it is impossible for you to conceive of what I mean. Only someone very knowledgeable about the game will undestand what I'm talking about.Originally posted by Gibble:
If I want to watch a thinking mans game...I'll watch chess.
You have to do just as much thinking in hockey/soccer, the difference is, you have a split second to do it in. do I bunt, go for a home run, hit a sac fly...etc the difference is, you have alot of time to make that decision. In hockey, you have an instant to decide, keep the puck, deke, shoot, pass, or dump it in. And you have to coordinate line changes on the fly...in a manner that doesn't get your team caught with it's pants down (so to speak)
Mulder that is misleading...how I loathe "statistics", since they can be contorted to prove any point. Since hockey is our national past time, and baseball is America's. To more accurately compare the two, seeing as how are populations are vastly different in size, compare the percentage of Canadian hockey fans, to the Canadian population. And do the same with American baseball fans in proportion to the American population.Originally posted by Mulder:
You don't understand what I mean by "thinking". Thinking can't be done is split seconds, those are reactions more than anything--instincts if you will--some players have them, some don't . As I said, you don't know baseball, so it is impossible for you to conceive of what I mean. Only someone very knowledgeable about the game will undestand what I'm talking about.
In terms of popularity, the number of fans of the respective sports speaks volumes, my frozen friend.
well, look at the membersOriginally posted by Rockn:
Quit twisting the statistics to your own end. Doesn't seem like the fantasy hockey league was a thinking mans game does it.
No.....your right......Cause a thinking woman lead all year!!!Originally posted by Rockn:
Doesn't seem like the fantasy hockey league was a thinking mans game does it.
Thinking man's game???Originally posted by Mulder:
Well, you see Gibble, baseball is called the "thinking man's" game and that's becaus there are so many more little intricacies and strategies involved in the game then other sports such as football, hockey, soccer, etc. The problem is you don't understand them. It takes a long time to fully understand and appreciate baseball. You don't have to have played it, but it helps.
Knowing the intelligent person you are, you would, if you put enough time into it, grow to love baseball for the cerebral aspects of it.
I'll admit it is slow paced, but that's part of the enjoyment of it. This is a game you can watch in an easy chair with a breeze coming through the window on a nice summer day dozing on and off. And being at the game is really special. Outside in the cool night air, smell of hotdogs and peanuts and all the other things that are so uniquely baseball that you just don't have in any other sport.
BTW--a hockey/soccer fan is on weak foundation calling baseball boring. There is very little if any drama in football, soccer or hockey. The game is pretty much decided by the end of the time period and only if the game is very close in score will the outcome not be a foregone conclusion. Baseball--entirely different. A team can be down by 6, 7 runs--whatever going into the bottom of the 9th and the entire game can change. No other major sport has that kind of drama because they are all based on time--if time runs short, there is nothing a team can do. No so in baseball. It ain't over till its over [as Yogi Berra would say! ]
PS--moonie, when I say "Yogi Berra", I'm talking about a famous baseball player not a picknick stealin four legged creature with claws and teeth!
Originally posted by Rockn:
But, senor` Gibble, you will notice this is a "Fantasy Baseball" thread. Your little mind is showing again using the expletives!