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I wish I had a "what the shit is this"? icon...

Posted on 2003.14.10 at 15:47
How I feel about it all: annoyedannoyed
Soundtrack: Peter, Paul and Mary - Jesus Met the Woman
Note to Messrs. Garcia and Ramirez:

This is baseball. Not hockey.

Got it?

Good.

Comments:


JenJen
jlm1779 at 2003-10-14 13:16 (UTC) ()
Honestly, I don't think that it's fair to compare one to the other. People, men, athletes, have tempers and during this time of year things are intense. I really don't hold this kind of thing against them. I believe that hockey is too rough, but it reflects those who watch it. Give em what they want type of deal. They weren't the only ones at fault... everyone didn't have to clear the benches and it could have stayed between the people it was meant for. That's not really something you see much of in hockey... bench clearing brawls, you know? LMAO!
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2003-10-14 13:25 (UTC) ()
Don't get me wrong. I like hockey. I used to watch and go to Bruins games. I stopped because there were too many fights; it just wasn't fun anymore. I think that their rules allow for too much violence. It's commonplace to see fights. No bench-clearing brawls, true, but baseball doesn't have too many of those, and we're still pretty shocked when we do.

Like you said, I guess it's a reflection of the fans. Baseball fans can be pretty awful, too. After the Red Sox won one of the games, there were small riots in Boston. I don't understand why winning would make someone want to overturn cars and destroy property. *rolls eyes*
JenJen
jlm1779 at 2003-10-14 13:33 (UTC) ()
i hear you sweetie :)
peacey at 2003-10-15 03:36 (UTC) ()
It's an excuse for those who are so inclined to do such things. Most "fans" who engage in such inappropriate activities don't even go to the games, but rather come in to join the exiting crowd and do their wrongs because they feel they'll have a better chance of getting away with it due to the high emotion and crazed throng mentality.

And as for hockey being too violent, it is what it is. Love it or leave it. Personally I LOVE it. There will always be goons and I will always hate them (even when they're on my team *glares at Chris Chelios*). But the speed and beauty of the sport will always win out over the goons.
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2003-10-15 05:45 (UTC) ()
I like hockey, too. I grew up on a street full of Bruins fans. I still watch Olympic hockey, because violence is not allowed, and the sport is so, so cool to watch.

My love is baseball, though, not just because of the techincal aspects. I mean, I can't tell a change-up from a slider, and I don't know the ERA of all the pitchers in the league. But gah, I love the atmosphere, the beer-and-popcorn All-American gestalt of it all, and I love my Red Sox.

I first heard a Sox game in 1967, on my parents' transistor radio in my back yard. It was the '67 pennant race, the year of the Impossible Dream, and I've been hooked ever since. I really hope baseball doesn't get into the violence any more than it has, because I'd hate to have to walk away from something so precious to my heart.
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dancingrain at 2003-10-14 19:35 (UTC) ()
Here, you may borrow my icon for the occasion :D
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2003-10-15 05:46 (UTC) ()
Can you email me about the community? Passwords and the like? Thanks *g*
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