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

Voters
37. You may not vote on this poll
  • 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%
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 22

Thread: America's Pastime...

  1. #1
    Banned
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    The anals of history
    Last Seen
    07-25-15 @ 02:05 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Progressive
    Posts
    10,348

    America's Pastime...

    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?

  2. #2
    Gone

    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Last Seen
    10-16-16 @ 03:15 PM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    8,585

    Re: America's Pastime...

    I pretty much stopped paying attention to baseball after the strike many years ago.

    I do find your synopsis to have a likely validity...but, there is something that will keep it alive for quite some time.

    Actually...1.5 billion somethings.

  3. #3
    Banned
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Ft. Campbell, KY
    Last Seen
    12-31-14 @ 08:37 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    12,177

    Re: America's Pastime...

    Watching baseball is about as exciting as standing in line

  4. #4
    Banned
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    The anals of history
    Last Seen
    07-25-15 @ 02:05 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Progressive
    Posts
    10,348

    Re: America's Pastime...

    Quote Originally Posted by tecoyah View Post
    I pretty much stopped paying attention to baseball after the strike many years ago.

    I do find your synopsis to have a likely validity...but, there is something that will keep it alive for quite some time.

    Actually...1.5 billion somethings.
    Honestly I was completely blown away by the sum. They must think they can recoup that money with advertising revenue. That means they think a LOT of people are watching baseball.

    Hence my question.... because in my social circles, hardly anyone watches baseball. It's kind of mind blowing. It must be HUGE in New York, where I've never spent any time, and it must be HUGE among old people. That's all I can think.

  5. #5
    Advisor
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Location
    Texas
    Last Seen
    03-20-14 @ 12:30 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    575

    Re: America's Pastime...

    On tv is terrible but at the park it's nice. Little league is amazing when your kid is playing.

  6. #6
    Banned
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    The anals of history
    Last Seen
    07-25-15 @ 02:05 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Progressive
    Posts
    10,348

    Re: America's Pastime...

    Frankly, I can't really say I've seen that baseball is even on TV when I'm randomly flipping through. Maybe I never thought about it before. Just really weird overall.

  7. #7
    Sage
    Cephus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    CA
    Last Seen
    Today @ 09:40 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Slightly Conservative
    Posts
    29,771

    Re: America's Pastime...

    I don't watch any sports, never have, never will. I find professional sports to be pointless. Why would I watch a bunch of overpaid primadonnas prancing around a field throwing a ball? If I want to engage in sports, I'll go outside and do it. I will not watch other people do it.
    There is nothing demonstrably true that religion can provide the world that cannot be achieved more rationally through entirely secular means.

    Blog me! YouTube me! VidMe me!

  8. #8
    Sage

    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Last Seen
    Today @ 08:47 PM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    89,776

    Re: America's Pastime...

    Just renewed my mini season ticket package for the Tigers. I guess that makes me a legit fan.
    __________________________________________________ _
    There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.... John Rogers

  9. #9
    Banned
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    EUSSR
    Last Seen
    03-24-14 @ 01:43 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian
    Posts
    3,851

    Re: America's Pastime...

    Usually if I don't know the rules of the game, I don't watch it. To be applied to baseball.

  10. #10
    Anti-Hypocrite
    molten_dragon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Southeast Michigan
    Last Seen
    Today @ 07:26 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Slightly Liberal
    Posts
    9,351

    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?
    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.
    If you build a man a fire, he'll be warm for a day.

    If you set a man on fire, he'll be warm for the rest of his life.

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •