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11-27-2012, 10:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Shrimper View Post
You mean the meaningless pre-season exhibition games that in the past have seen teams play in Finland, Sweden and Germany against local sides? Teams that travel abroad always have a good break between their next game when they return as well so they have time to recover.

Calling it the World series just sounds arrogant to me.
OT, but when the first official "World Series" was played (1903), baseball was still almost exclusively a NA sport. Related to the English games of Rounders and Cricket sure, but baseball didn't start getting shown around the world until the late 1800's. Even then while abroad they primarily played cricket, while also demonstrating baseball. It was more a marketing slogan that stuck. World's Championship Series of Baseball. Its not like 50 years ago the MLB just started saying "Were the best league in the world so lets call it the World Series"

Sorry again for going off topic. Something for the baseball board.

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