View Poll Results: Do you regularly watch baseball (tv or live)

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  • I'm American, OVER age 40, and I do watch baseball

    8 21.62%
  • I'm American, OVER age 40, and I do NOT watch baseball

    12 32.43%
  • I'm American, UNDER age 40, and I do watch baseball

    6 16.22%
  • I'm American, UNDER age 40, and I do NOT watch baseball

    7 18.92%
  • I'm not American and I do watch baseball

    0 0%
  • I'm not American and I do NOT watch baseball

    1 2.70%
  • I like waffles

    3 8.11%
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    Re: America's Pastime...

    This poll is unfolding exactly the way I thought it would. Looks like there's definitely a generational gap when it comes to sporting preferences.

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    Re: America's Pastime...

    I've never been much of a baseball fan, or even really a basketball fan.

    I stick pretty much exclusively to football.

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    Re: America's Pastime...

    Quote Originally Posted by molten_dragon View Post
    I'm under 40 and don't watch baseball. Frankly it bores the hell out of me. As do hockey and basketball to a lesser extent. Really the only sport I enjoy watching is football.
    Baseball takes a bit more of an investment than football because the buildup is different. In Football the action happens at the snap, then the down is completed, short buildup, and snap again. Baseball actually builds up constantly, but because the pace is typically slower than Football the exciting part is the buildup, "will the guy on first attempt to steal?", "Will the pitcher attempt a pickoff?", "Will the batter be a hero or a goat after the pitch, and what's coming, a heater down the middle, changeup, or something nasty with a lot of break?". Baseball happens in the mind as much as on the field, while Football has a lot of complex strategy the bulk of the excitement is the action.

    Not saying anything about the intelligence of Football fans v. Baseball fans mind you. Only stating that Baseball requires a lot of patience and investment. It also happens to be my favorite sport.
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    Re: America's Pastime...

    What I hear every time someone talks about sports.

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    Re: America's Pastime...

    Quote Originally Posted by LaMidRighter View Post
    Baseball takes a bit more of an investment than football because the buildup is different. In Football the action happens at the snap, then the down is completed, short buildup, and snap again. Baseball actually builds up constantly, but because the pace is typically slower than Football the exciting part is the buildup, "will the guy on first attempt to steal?", "Will the pitcher attempt a pickoff?", "Will the batter be a hero or a goat after the pitch, and what's coming, a heater down the middle, changeup, or something nasty with a lot of break?". Baseball happens in the mind as much as on the field, while Football has a lot of complex strategy the bulk of the excitement is the action.

    Not saying anything about the intelligence of Football fans v. Baseball fans mind you. Only stating that Baseball requires a lot of patience and investment. It also happens to be my favorite sport.
    Well patience has never been my strong suit. That's probably why I don't like baseball.
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    I have always considered baseball boring

    now football and hockey ...

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    Re: America's Pastime...

    Quote Originally Posted by molten_dragon View Post
    Well patience has never been my strong suit. That's probably why I don't like baseball.
    All good, I'm not a patient man either but grew up with baseball in a baseball family, I played for a bit as well. I think because I grew up with it the investment is already there.
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    Re: America's Pastime...

    Being from Pittsburgh, football is king. After a bazillion years, the Pirates showed up last year a little. Nobody knows exactly where they've been, but we all know they haven't been playing baseball. For me it's football, hockey, and some college basketball.

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    Re: America's Pastime...

    I LOVE baseball. In fact I'm listening to a Yankees spring training game right now.

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    Re: America's Pastime...

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    This poll question is concerning "America's Pastime..." baseball.

    I saw on the news the other day that Major League Baseball just got a television contract for nearly 1.5 BILLION dollars per year. That's an awful lot of dough.

    I got to thinking, I don't really care for baseball. I've never been a big fan. Can't remember the last time I saw a world series. And, as a matter of fact, I don't know many people in my age bracket who are very big fans of the sport either.

    It WAS a pretty big deal when I lived up in Chicago. That leads me to pose two hypotheses:


    1.) Baseball fans are generally older

    2.) Baseball fans generally reside in New York, Boston, Chicago, or Philly.


    So I want to know, are you a fan of the sport? Are my generalizations correct? If so, what does that say about the future of america's "pastime" and, in turn, what does that say about the changing nature of our culture?
    Anecdotally I'd say your generalizations are not correct. I'm 20 love baseball, and so does pretty much everyone I know. Of course it helps when you're getting to the playoffs and winning championships year after year. I don't think it says much about the future of America's past time because it's not really dying. In a lot of markets baseball attendance has gone up these last few decades.
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