Why baseball has been deemphasized in american sports

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Re: Why baseball has been deemphasized in american sports
« Reply #45 on: October 19, 2017, 04:57:01 PM »
Posted over at the 'WTF' thread.
Samalayuca suggested this be posted here
so I defer to his wisdom.

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Re: Why baseball has been deemphasized in american sports
« Reply #46 on: October 19, 2017, 05:49:40 PM »
this is a great description of the esoteric aspects of the game but fails to explain why has it been de-emphasized.
Agreed, I would greatly appreciate your thoughts on it.

Here's an interesting quote, but this is only part of the answer.   ;)

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“With the Super Bowl only a week away, Americans must realize what makes NFL football so great: socialism. That’s right, for all the F-15 flyovers and flag waving, football is our most successful sport because the NFL takes money from the rich teams and gives it to the poor teams … football is built on an economic model of fairness and opportunity, and baseball is built on a model where the rich almost always win and the poor usually have no chance . . .

“The small market Pittsburgh Steelers go to the Super Bowl more than anybody – but the Pittsburgh Pirates? Levi Johnston has sperm that will not grow up and live long enough to see the Pirates in a World Series. Their payroll is about $40 million, and the Yankees is $206 million. They have about as much chance at getting in the playoffs as a poor black teenager from Newark has of becoming the CEO of Halliburton. That’s why people stop going to Pirate games in May, because if you’re not in the game, you become indifferent to the fate of the game, and maybe even get bitter . . .”

It’s a wonderful quote... "  (but it's not true)

http://sportsworld.nbcsports.com/baseball-is-not-dying/
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Re: Why baseball has been deemphasized in american sports
« Reply #47 on: October 19, 2017, 06:57:40 PM »
this is a great description of the esoteric aspects of the game but fails to explain why has it been de-emphasized.
Agreed, I would greatly appreciate your thoughts on it.

Here's an interesting quote, but this is only part of the answer.   ;)

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“With the Super Bowl only a week away, Americans must realize what makes NFL football so great: socialism. That’s right, for all the F-15 flyovers and flag waving, football is our most successful sport because the NFL takes money from the rich teams and gives it to the poor teams … football is built on an economic model of fairness and opportunity, and baseball is built on a model where the rich almost always win and the poor usually have no chance . . .

“The small market Pittsburgh Steelers go to the Super Bowl more than anybody – but the Pittsburgh Pirates? Levi Johnston has sperm that will not grow up and live long enough to see the Pirates in a World Series. Their payroll is about $40 million, and the Yankees is $206 million. They have about as much chance at getting in the playoffs as a poor black teenager from Newark has of becoming the CEO of Halliburton. That’s why people stop going to Pirate games in May, because if you’re not in the game, you become indifferent to the fate of the game, and maybe even get bitter . . .”

It’s a wonderful quote... "  (but it's not true)

http://sportsworld.nbcsports.com/baseball-is-not-dying/

Whoever wrote that is a moron.

The yankees success is due to homegrown young players finally panning out, after 20  years of a pathologic inability to do so.

Small market teams win the world series more often than larger markets.

The marlins won twice, than immediately disbanded the championship teams so mr loria, their owner could make an extra 20 million or so.

Look at the world series victors the past decade, not only are they predominantly small market teams, they are recipients, not contributors to the leagues revenue sharing program (read welfare for greedy mlb owners (
If there is any hope, it must lie in the proles..but why the proles, How are they most free to act?

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Re: Why baseball has been deemphasized in american sports
« Reply #48 on: October 19, 2017, 07:06:42 PM »
this is a great description of the esoteric aspects of the game but fails to explain why has it been de-emphasized.
Agreed, I would greatly appreciate your thoughts on it.

Here's an interesting quote, but this is only part of the answer.   ;)

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“With the Super Bowl only a week away, Americans must realize what makes NFL football so great: socialism. That’s right, for all the F-15 flyovers and flag waving, football is our most successful sport because the NFL takes money from the rich teams and gives it to the poor teams … football is built on an economic model of fairness and opportunity, and baseball is built on a model where the rich almost always win and the poor usually have no chance . . .

“The small market Pittsburgh Steelers go to the Super Bowl more than anybody – but the Pittsburgh Pirates? Levi Johnston has sperm that will not grow up and live long enough to see the Pirates in a World Series. Their payroll is about $40 million, and the Yankees is $206 million. They have about as much chance at getting in the playoffs as a poor black teenager from Newark has of becoming the CEO of Halliburton. That’s why people stop going to Pirate games in May, because if you’re not in the game, you become indifferent to the fate of the game, and maybe even get bitter . . .”

It’s a wonderful quote... "  (but it's not true)

http://sportsworld.nbcsports.com/baseball-is-not-dying/

Whoever wrote that is a moron.

The yankees success is due to homegrown young players finally panning out, after 20  years of a pathologic inability to do so.

Small market teams win the world series more often than larger markets.

The marlins won twice, than immediately disbanded the championship teams so mr loria, their owner could make an extra 20 million or so.

Look at the world series victors the past decade, not only are they predominantly small market teams, they are recipients, not contributors to the leagues revenue sharing program (read welfare for greedy mlb owners (

The rest of the article disagreed with the quote... but the quote is the concept that the MSM seems to push.  But all facts are contrary to what the media wants us to believe about baseball and its popularity. 
Not all who wander are lost....

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Re: Why baseball has been deemphasized in american sports
« Reply #49 on: October 28, 2017, 03:41:07 PM »
I was wondering what it would be like if Nick invited us all over to watch a World Series
Game. How wyrd would that be? First of all, where would we park all the broomsticks and spaceships?

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Re: Why baseball has been deemphasized in american sports
« Reply #50 on: October 28, 2017, 05:22:00 PM »
I was wondering what it would be like if Nick invited us all over to watch a World Series
Game. How wyrd would that be? First of all, where would we park all the broomsticks and spaceships?

Lol.
 I often wonder what the "reputation" of this place is to outsiders thank you for the insight
If there is any hope, it must lie in the proles..but why the proles, How are they most free to act?

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Re: Why baseball has been deemphasized in american sports
« Reply #51 on: October 29, 2017, 07:05:11 AM »
I was wondering what it would be like if Nick invited us all over to watch a World Series
Game. How wyrd would that be? First of all, where would we park all the broomsticks and spaceships?
some members wouldnt even be seen  ;D

https://ia600502.us.archive.org/10/items/TheBookOfForbiddenKnowledge/TheBookOfForbiddenKnowledge-JohnsonSmith.pdf

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Re: Why baseball has been deemphasized in american sports
« Reply #52 on: April 01, 2018, 04:43:48 AM »
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In Baseball, there’s only nine innings. You get three outs per inning and a total of 27 (9) in the entire game.

There are nine players on the field.

Bases are 90 feet apart.

Baseball is Persephone’s sport and while the America’s past time isn’t officially associated with goddess of death and resurrection, she ascends from the underworld with the arrival of Spring and so does Baseball, heralding the rebirth of life, youth and the promise of re-generation.

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Re: Why baseball has been deemphasized in american sports
« Reply #53 on: April 17, 2018, 12:19:03 PM »
Baseball, one of the few sports that you can't watch mirrored
I spent a good deal of time wondering about the movie 'Field of Dreams' yesterday. There is so much there on so many levels.
Then this mourning I woke up thinking about magical defences. The obvious and subtle vectors 'destruction by means of intention' magic takes. If you're a man like me, you are constantly reminded of the  power of the female form. That level of influence must be harnessed quickly if it to be turned to something creative, or at least neutral.
I don't watch sports on TV, but I played a lot of baseball in my youth. The other 'major sports' never interested me.
A few months ago I was talking with a friend about our younger day's in baseball, and he handed me a baseball for some reason. I havent' touched a baseball in over forty years, and I was completely unprepared for the effect it had on me. I felt like I was holding a magic talisman. Because of my backround and path in life most of my attention to magic has been protective and healing in nature. I'm mostly immune to negative aspects of it (so far). I have to admit that this experience delighted me but also made me aware that there was a good deal more to learn about myself.
I guess I shouldn't be surprised that baseball is a subject of conversation here (I havent' looked at all the theads yet), and that baseball would be a topic this particular morning.
I have a question for Dimensions if I may. Can you expand on 'can't be watched mirrored' I suspect there is something important here but I can't see it.
Dimensions, I asked you a question and you resonded. I neglected to thank you for your response so here it is.
 Truth is, when I saw the image with the explanation and realized what you were saying it shook me for an instant. Like a flash of dizzyness. Ive tended to be detached to the things in madword. I helps me with my persective and, being an empath, helps protect me. The baseball holding  I mentioned before and experience with this image has revealed a weakness or strength I need to explore and I thank you for that. I skimmed the first page of the baseball thread late last night and could see than much more attention is needed here.
 I played alot of shortstop when I was on the field. A little second and third base too. I am well tuned to the rhythm and flow of the infield and the reverse image sort of tossed be off the horse.
 Seeing the magical significance of baseball makes sence to me. I had some strange exeriences on the field. Stuff Ive never mentioned to anyone but I will share briefly here. Often times at shortstop I could see things just before they happened. It wasn't a willful thing, that would have been (to me) cheating. But it happened often. And one time on a sunny windy day with billowy clouds the clouds shutteds back and forth in their movement like the old film movies would when the projector got off track with the film. And weirder than that, the clouds starts flowing backwards. I shit you not friend, funny thing is, I thought nothing of it. I noticed my hands were warm as they are sometimes in meditation and I didn't think to look at the field and see what was going on, but after a few seconds I 'did' start to 'think' and that broke the spell. I've only told one person that story when we were discussing the nature of time, and he was an old friend. I risk being thought a fool for saying that at a 'public' forum but I suspect some of you will get it.
 Later on in my baseball day's I transitioned to Pitcher. After a while a Minnisota Twins minor league agent was looking me over. I was one of those rare hitter/pitchers. But I declined to pursue that, and went into motorcycle racing intead. This was for two reasons;
1. I have a monumental capacity for stupidity.
2. I was rebelling against my baseball father. (Field of Dreams anyone?)
Once again the exception proves the rule.
You CAN run the bases backward...but you can't.