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(NPR)   An article entitled "How to understand baseball." Before you hem and haw, remember, it's an NPR link and most of their readership only really understands boring sports like soccer, golf, and hockey   (npr.org) divider line 35
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2013-07-13 04:49:06 PM
How to understand baseball?

They sell beer in the stands, that's really all you need to know.

/I'm thinking obvious troll headline might be a wee bit too obvious to actually work but I've been wrong before about that sort of thing.
//Curling > Baseball.
///Moar cowbell.
 
2013-07-13 05:18:07 PM
How about a cricket guide? Too much work?
 
2013-07-13 05:58:16 PM
Hockey boring?  You must be talking about field hockey, not ice hockey.
 
2013-07-13 05:59:37 PM

quatchi: How to understand baseball?

They sell beer in the stands, that's really all you need to know.


There's more to it:
Beer is sold in barrels.
Barrels were made by coopers.
The Baseball Hall of Fame is in Cooperstown.
 
2013-07-13 06:34:37 PM
Hockey?  WTF is this "hockey?"
 
2013-07-13 06:42:06 PM

simplicimus: quatchi: How to understand baseball?

They sell beer in the stands, that's really all you need to know.

There's more to it:
Beer is sold in barrels.
Barrels were made by coopers.
The Baseball Hall of Fame is in Cooperstown.


It's a consBEERicy!

/Mind: Blown.
//I think I'm gonna need more beer to fully appreciate the perfectly cromulent points you've brought up there.
 
2013-07-13 07:17:10 PM
sac-fly is still bs.
 
2013-07-13 07:31:26 PM
In Thursday's New York Times there's an on keeping a score card by hand at baseball games. Who does it anymore?

i do, every game i go to.  it's fun and keeps me from going to the beer stand too often
 
2013-07-13 07:33:10 PM

SpikeStrip: sac-fly is still bs.


why is that?
 
2013-07-13 07:37:03 PM

SpikeStrip: sac-fly is still bs.


i wonder what your great grandson had to say when the DH was introduced
 
2013-07-13 07:39:28 PM
Subby, hockey is only boring to the mentally restarted who also have severe vision and hearing problems.

Maybe you tried to watch your last hockey game with your head as far up your ass as it was when you wrote this headline?

Any way you slice it, it's definitely a more exciting game than farking baseball.
 
2013-07-13 07:48:30 PM
Keeping score and stuff at a baseball game? Yeah because I need something to make it even more boring
 
2013-07-13 07:51:03 PM

Trade Secret: Keeping score and stuff at a baseball game? Yeah because I need something to make it even more boring


Baseball is not for everyone.. no sport is, but it truly fascinates me how people who don't like it go out of their way to announce such.
 
2013-07-13 07:51:13 PM

Dead for Tax Reasons: In Thursday's New York Times there's an on keeping a score card by hand at baseball games. Who does it anymore?

i do, every game i go to.  it's fun and keeps me from going to the beer stand too often


I do too, most of the time.  As the article mentions, it's a good way of directing my attention fully on the game, which is good so I don't miss a screaming foul ball coming for my head.
 
2013-07-13 08:27:21 PM
One thing I've missed since I cancelled my newspaper subscription - baseball box scores.

Never been able to find a good website (or smartphone app) for them.  Yeah I have a couple of sports apps, but nowhere can get you get all of a day's scores on one page, like in a physical newspaper.

/don't miss football box scores
 
2013-07-13 08:40:31 PM

AliceBToklasLives: One thing I've missed since I cancelled my newspaper subscription - baseball box scores.

Never been able to find a good website (or smartphone app) for them.  Yeah I have a couple of sports apps, but nowhere can get you get all of a day's scores on one page, like in a physical newspaper.

/don't miss football box scores


mlb.com lists all of the scores on the left side on the front page, and in detail on the scoreboard page (with RHE for every game in grid format, or full line box scores in list format)

MLB At Bat is also similarly useful
 
2013-07-13 08:44:48 PM
Hockey is boring and baseball isn't?  Subby be trolling.

/and I even like baseball. Hockey is a far better sport, but baseball's OK to pass the hockey offseason
 
2013-07-13 09:01:26 PM

Lionel Mandrake: Hockey?  WTF is this "hockey?"


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2013-07-13 09:09:20 PM
The DH remains an abomination.
 
2013-07-13 09:11:31 PM

2wolves: The DH remains an abomination.


..and the forward pass ruined football!
 
2013-07-13 09:16:11 PM

Doc Daneeka: Hockey is boring and baseball isn't?  Subby be trolling.

/and I even like baseball. Hockey is a far better sport, but baseball's OK to pass the hockey offseason



The part that threw me for a loop wasn't the hockey = boring (because you're right, Subby definitely is trolling).  No, the part that confused me was that NPR listeners would be more likely to know about hockey than about baseball.  There's not even a remote possibility that is true.
 
2013-07-13 09:26:59 PM
Well played, Subby. I read the headline and thought to myself, "surely no one will take that seriously, the trolling is the joke." Then I read the comments and experienced the angry derp.

Well done.
 
2013-07-13 09:43:23 PM

The Bestest: AliceBToklasLives: One thing I've missed since I cancelled my newspaper subscription - baseball box scores.

Never been able to find a good website (or smartphone app) for them.  Yeah I have a couple of sports apps, but nowhere can get you get all of a day's scores on one page, like in a physical newspaper.

/don't miss football box scores

mlb.com lists all of the scores on the left side on the front page, and in detail on the scoreboard page (with RHE for every game in grid format, or full line box scores in list format)

MLB At Bat is also similarly useful


mlb.com provides mini-boxes, but you gotta go to a new page to get each full box score.  I'd like them all on one page.  Then again, at least their pages load quickly - no videos or other annoying things.
 
2013-07-13 09:43:45 PM
NPR provides a great service to their listeners by introducing and explaining such foreign concepts as baseball, gun ownership, not putting diesel fuel in your non-diesel car.
 
2013-07-13 09:45:01 PM

The Bestest: AliceBToklasLives: One thing I've missed since I cancelled my newspaper subscription - baseball box scores.

Never been able to find a good website (or smartphone app) for them.  Yeah I have a couple of sports apps, but nowhere can get you get all of a day's scores on one page, like in a physical newspaper.

/don't miss football box scores

mlb.com lists all of the scores on the left side on the front page, and in detail on the scoreboard page (with RHE for every game in grid format, or full line box scores in list format)

MLB At Bat is also similarly useful


Baseball Reference also.
 
2013-07-13 09:53:09 PM

Wulfman: Doc Daneeka: Hockey is boring and baseball isn't?  Subby be trolling.

/and I even like baseball. Hockey is a far better sport, but baseball's OK to pass the hockey offseason


The part that threw me for a loop wasn't the hockey = boring (because you're right, Subby definitely is trolling).  No, the part that confused me was that NPR listeners would be more likely to know about hockey than about baseball.  There's not even a remote possibility that is true.


I can kind of see that.  NPR listeners are more likely to be liberals, liberals are more likely to be Northerners, and Northerners are more likely to be hockey fans. Wouldn't surprise me if NPR's audience has a higher percentage of hockey fans than the general population.

Think about it. Which state is most known for its strong tradition of public radio? Minnesota. I rest my case.
 
2013-07-13 09:54:11 PM
Just watch Ken Burns' Baseball.
 
2013-07-13 09:59:57 PM

simplicimus: How about a cricket guide? Too much work?


The first section on crumpets makes it too long
 
2013-07-13 10:20:47 PM

Empty H: Just watch Ken Burns' Baseball.


Just to see Mickey Mantle whine about the '60 World Series again and again.
 
2013-07-13 10:37:39 PM

Doc Daneeka: Wulfman: Doc Daneeka: Hockey is boring and baseball isn't?  Subby be trolling.

/and I even like baseball. Hockey is a far better sport, but baseball's OK to pass the hockey offseason


The part that threw me for a loop wasn't the hockey = boring (because you're right, Subby definitely is trolling).  No, the part that confused me was that NPR listeners would be more likely to know about hockey than about baseball.  There's not even a remote possibility that is true.

I can kind of see that.  NPR listeners are more likely to be liberals, liberals are more likely to be Northerners, and Northerners are more likely to be hockey fans. Wouldn't surprise me if NPR's audience has a higher percentage of hockey fans than the general population.

Think about it. Which state is most known for its strong tradition of public radio? Minnesota. I rest my case.


Yet what you get from Ken Burns' documentary is that baseball's most ardent fans are northeastern tweed-and-NPR types.
 
2013-07-13 11:24:34 PM

Doc Daneeka: Wulfman: Doc Daneeka: Hockey is boring and baseball isn't?  Subby be trolling.

/and I even like baseball. Hockey is a far better sport, but baseball's OK to pass the hockey offseason


The part that threw me for a loop wasn't the hockey = boring (because you're right, Subby definitely is trolling).  No, the part that confused me was that NPR listeners would be more likely to know about hockey than about baseball.  There's not even a remote possibility that is true.

I can kind of see that.  NPR listeners are more likely to be liberals, liberals are more likely to be Northerners, and Northerners are more likely to be hockey fans. Wouldn't surprise me if NPR's audience has a higher percentage of hockey fans than the general population.

Think about it. Which state is most known for its strong tradition of public radio? Minnesota. I rest my case.


Demographically, hockey fans are more liberal and wealthier than fans of the other major sports in the US, with more women as well. It would match NPR's listener profile better than any other sport, so yeah, not that far out of place.
 
2013-07-14 02:37:31 AM

SpikeStrip: sac-fly is still bs.


We're opening up the Baseball stats can-o-worms again?

Twice in two days?

Mercy help us all!
 
2013-07-14 03:30:56 AM
I am old school. When i go to a ball game i keep score and I even chart every pitch.  I get some strange looks from people and every time I go to the ball park fewr and fewer people understand what I am doing.
 
2013-07-14 06:03:27 AM
Subby, you could have trolled a  little more subtly.
 
2013-07-14 11:59:10 AM

Lionel Mandrake: Hockey?  WTF is this "hockey?"


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