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Another baseball season is right around the bend. Anyone else here following it or am I alone? What teams do ya root for. (I may be a Red Sox fan but I am always cordial to Yankee fans!)
 

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Ever since the last player strike (how long ago was that??) I haven't been paying attention. I suppose if I would cheer for anyone it would be the Toronto Blue Jays, but they've played so bad for so many years it's hard to stay loyal. Toronto is MUCH more of a hockey town :)
 

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I live in Dallas, so I'm kind of a Ranger fan by default. Not much to root for the past few years, but we're getting better. Our all sports radio station here is going to spring training next week I think, and I always look forward to that and baseball starting up again. I'm really interested to see what the World Baseball Classic is like too. It may suck, but who knows.
 

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While I'm not a big baseball fan in general, I do find myself rooting for our Arizona Diamondbacks. And since moving house in October, we now live 5 minutes from one of the stadiums used for Spring Training in the area, so we've decided to get to some games finally. Pre-season games are supposed to be a blast so it should be fun, and who knows, I might just learn a little more baseball and actually become a fan B)
 
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Yeah, pre season games are a blast, you can get up close to the players and sometimes actually hold a conversation. My brother went to Ft. Myers last year for a Red Sox training game and held a conversation with right fielder Trot Nixon for 10 minutes.

The Rangers have been going through a few rebuilding years but have been getting a lot better, they have an excellent chance to get Rodger Clemens if he decides to play the season after the WBC.

I'm not really looking forward to the WBC, I don't like the timing of it. Right before the beginning of the season is a bad idea! Do it after September, there are plenty of stadiums and what not, that way if someone gets hurt they have all offseason to heal, instead of 3 weeks before opening day!
 

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We don't really get much of it in the UK or basketball for that matter, which is a bit of a shame. I was on holiday in Florida when Sammy Sosa (I think) and another fella were going for the home run record of 62, which they both beat and I enjoyed watching some of the footage of it. I also went to see Orlando Magic on another visit and enjoyed that too. But with football I wouldnt have the time to get into it.

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Oh yeah, the infamous HR battle between Mark McGuire and Sammy Sosa....arguably two of the largest 'roid users to grace the game in the late 20th/early 21st century. It did revitalize baseball tho.


I gotta say, I don't really understand the attraction to basketball. It's a fun sport to play but I can't watch it for the life of me. My girlfriend is all into it and I try but I can't! Maybe because there is too much running, like soccer (football).
 

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