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VirginiaJenkins
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04-10-18 07:31 AM - Post#1712128    



Hi,

Few years ago there was possible watch MLB also in Slovakia. I did it for some time. I wanted to know, why is it so popular in USA. But every-time after 1/2 Hour i switched to another channel. To watch a game for 3 hours, where the guys mostly miss the ball is for me very boring. So, my question is, Why do you follow baseball closely? What is so amusing on this sport?

Please help.

I didn't find the right solution from the Internet.

Thanks
 
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04-12-18 01:51 PM - Post#1712213    


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Baseball is best enjoyed with Spam. In case they don't have Spam in Slovakia, the correct way to eat it is to take saltine cracker sized pieces and place them in your mouth. Be careful, not to chew. The next step is to inhale deeply 47 times.

Hope this helps as this solution is not found on the internet.
 
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04-12-18 03:50 PM - Post#1712215    


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Wonder if the have Scrapple? or Cheese steaks?
Dis somanumbatching country was founded so that the liberties of common patriotic citizens like me could not be taken away by a bunch of fargin iceholes... like yourselves.

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04-13-18 05:24 PM - Post#1712245    


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If we have to explain it you wouldn't understand.
 
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04-14-18 01:06 PM - Post#1712259    


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Its not the best on TV as it is live.
Great atmosphere at the ballpark.

Also a lot of statistics to evaluate.

If you take out the steroid era, maybe the only sport where you can compare modern players to players in the past side by side.

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04-15-18 06:46 PM - Post#1712277    


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You should not have switched after first half hour. You may have watched one or two innings. After the third inning they have goat races and the jockeys are monkeys! Its incredible. The smile on the monkeys faces as they whip the goat to round the bases is almost sickening but tradition is tradition.

Then there is extra innings. Players and fans must drink a bottle of Coca-Cola for overtime It is to honor Loose arm Jackson, who after walking the bases loaded, proceeded to walk in a winning run. A fan was so upset he threw a bottle of Coke at him striking him in the temple, immediately killing him. They drink the Coke to let people know that it should be drank and not used as a weapon.

Anyway give it another try, when you see those monkeys smiling not only will you be a bit disturbed but you will understand a symbiotic relationship between monkey and goat. True beauty.

Hope this helps you Virginia Jenkins. Is Virginia a typical name in Slovakia I was thinking Pavel or Ivan. Your parents must have been quite Liberal.
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04-16-18 06:55 AM - Post#1712280    


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The “subjugation of the goats” was originally meant as a symbol of pure capitalism. The goats, of course, were the proletariat. The smiling monkeys the bourgeoisie, the “driving” force behind capitalism.

For me, sadly, the true meaning of this important part of the game has become nothing but a spectacle.

I enjoy the “drinking of the coke” better. It is why I pine for extra innings.
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04-16-18 10:36 PM - Post#1712300    


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I never heard that about the goats. An old friend of my grandfather told me many years ago in the infancy of the game, livestock was allowed to enter the park because many people would travel far by carriage to the animal doctor with their animals and would attend the game on the way home.

On one occasion a man who was incapacitated by the drink, could not control his unruly goat. It was a magnificent beast, with a beard to it's kneecaps and teeth that would scare a great white. It ran onto the field and began to try to bite the umpires. In that era the umpires wore tuxedos with top hats and they ran in fear of being bit or having to carry on with the goats fecal matter upon them. The madness continued to the point of insanity with rabid fans wanting to see the umpires bitten.

One man arose, he was in town with the circus, to this day no one has ever known his name, He wore a black cowboy hat and boots, slim and majestic he commanded his circus monkey to apprehend the goat.

The monkey bounded from the stands hell bent on calming the situation. The monkey jumped on that goat and eventually tired him with a choke hold as he continually rounded the bases collapsing on home plate. In the frenzy of applause the man in the hat exited the stands to the field threw the tired goat over his shoulder grabbed his monkey's hand and retreated to the dugout area never to be seen again. Legend has it that the goat was subjugated into the circus to perform against it's will. Seen on occasion in Cincinnati and New Orleans.

I believe the umpires union may be sponsoring the current races... MLB has no comment on the subject.

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04-17-18 06:04 AM - Post#1712302    


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  • tmc Said:
I never heard that about the goats. An old friend of my grandfather told me many years ago in the infancy of the game, livestock was allowed to enter the park because many people would travel far by carriage to the animal doctor with their animals and would attend the game on the way home.

On one occasion a man who was incapacitated by the drink, could not control his unruly goat. It was a magnificent beast, with a beard to it's kneecaps and teeth that would scare a great white. It ran onto the field and began to try to bite the umpires. In that era the umpires wore tuxedos with top hats and they ran in fear of being bit or having to carry on with the goats fecal matter upon them. The madness continued to the point of insanity with rabid fans wanting to see the umpires bitten.

One man arose, he was in town with the circus, to this day no one has ever known his name, He wore a black cowboy hat and boots, slim and majestic he commanded his circus monkey to apprehend the goat.

The monkey bounded from the stands hell bent on calming the situation. The monkey jumped on that goat and eventually tired him with a choke hold as he continually rounded the bases collapsing on home plate. In the frenzy of applause the man in the hat exited the stands to the field threw the tired goat over his shoulder grabbed his monkey's hand and retreated to the dugout area never to be seen again. Legend has it that the goat was subjugated into the circus to perform against it's will. Seen on occasion in Cincinnati and New Orleans.

I believe the umpires union may be sponsoring the current races... MLB has no comment on the subject.





Ken Burns received so many death threats from the MLB that he had to remove this part from his documentary for fear of his safety.
 
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04-17-18 06:56 AM - Post#1712303    


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  • Kanrok Said:
The “subjugation of the goats” was originally meant as a symbol of pure capitalism.



I was under the impression the terms was created to illustrate the sexual preferences of Cubs fans and Slovenians
Dis somanumbatching country was founded so that the liberties of common patriotic citizens like me could not be taken away by a bunch of fargin iceholes... like yourselves.

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04-17-18 10:51 AM - Post#1712318    


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  • Johnny_Upton Said:
  • Kanrok Said:
The “subjugation of the goats” was originally meant as a symbol of pure capitalism.



I was under the impression the terms was created to illustrate the sexual preferences of Cubs fans and Slovenians



Interesting take. I went down to the Harold Washington Library this morning to do a little research.

As TMC noted, the original story about the subjugation of the goats started way back with the unruly goat and the circus monkey.

As baseball writers are fond of doing, many stories about the beginnings of this baseball tradition have local bias.

Ring Lardner, the famous sports columnist wrote many articles and even some books - many under a pseudonym.

One notable story was written by a Chicago sports writer - Marvin “Bush” Peeweidler. I found an article from Peeweidler entitled “Let’s Not Concern Ourselves With Goat Companionship.” It was written the same year the Cubs last won a World Series - 1908.

The gist of the story was that many Cub fans, players, managers, coaches and columnists were taking turns buggering a local goat that belonged to a farmer who lived near Wrigley.

The goat escaped after literally thousands of rapes. He was ultimately rescued by a man with a horrible drinking problem who once got kicked out of a game because he couldn’t control his goat.

I have not been able to connect the dots between the raping of the goat to the subjugation of the goat in baseball.

But I think I might be close to closing that gap.

Peeweidler ultimately was charged with bestiality and child pornography. On his death bed he claimed that he only sought sex with animals because he was a Cubs fan.
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04-29-18 06:16 PM - Post#1712735    


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FINALLY, a topic that piques my interest. Thank you, Virginia!

First of all, do not get me started on Ring Lardner, and his many animal loving pseudonyms. The man had a penchant for goats, sheep, cows, pigs, horses, etc. pretty much any four legged farm animal. He once penned an essay under the name Mortimus P. Cattletitty, titled “Alas, my Bessie has passed,” describing his particular affection for his prize bovine. The article took a dark turn when he compared his favorite milk cow to an “elegantly perfumed lady of the night, rendering any man powerless to her supple skin and enchanting scent....”

The man was sick.
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04-29-18 07:26 PM - Post#1712737    


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Great catch, Hay.

I thought that story was lost to memory.

It does shed light on Cattletittie’s short story “Barnyard Buddies.”

Here I thought it was an innocent tale.

We live and we learn.
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05-01-18 09:01 AM - Post#1712798    


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  • haymaker36 Said:
FINALLY, a topic that piques my interest. Thank you, Virginia!

First of all, do not get me started on Ring Lardner, and his many animal loving pseudonyms. The man had a penchant for goats, sheep, cows, pigs, horses, etc. pretty much any four legged farm animal. He once penned an essay under the name Mortimus P. Cattletitty, titled “Alas, my Bessie has passed,” describing his particular affection for his prize bovine. The article took a dark turn when he compared his favorite milk cow to an “elegantly perfumed lady of the night, rendering any man powerless to her supple skin and enchanting scent....”

The man was sick.



Wonderful bedtime banter for the kiddies. Tell me the story about the sloppy sow again Daddy!
 
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