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#101 OFFLINE   PWNdroia

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Posted 24 March 2017 - 05:57 PM

Getting upset because people aren't blindly rooting for team USA or being overly patriotic isn't considered sensitive? Because you've been doing an awful lot of that.

Honestly, I don't care.  I just think those who are against Team USA should have at least a logical reason, especially if they live in the country.  I think it's stupid to root against them if they're your own country.


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Posted 24 March 2017 - 05:58 PM

I am an american
I must root for eric hosmer and ian kinsler and marcus stroman

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US has a boring roster. Lacked charisma
They won so what. They have a team of all stars

I was there man. PR people were great and made the game fun. Its a game afterall

This is 2017. No need to root for guys because we're from a certain country. The game is so global and the US is obviously a powerhouse. Whats exactly wrong with rooting for an underdog with players we're extremely familiar with? I cant root for lindor and beltran and correa when they wear a PR jersey, but can when theyre wearing a mlb jersey?

Not sure what you mean by "boring."  I saw quite a bit of emotion on the American team.  Maybe it's just not what you consider "charisma."  Again, to each is own.

 

And baseball exists in other countries, I get that, but it's America's past-time sport.  We should prove that every year we play in this thing.  

 

The point of the WBC is to root for your country and your country's heritage in the game.  MLB teams are just paid players with logos.  Countries actually mean something IMO.


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Posted 24 March 2017 - 06:14 PM

if the US was an underdog id probably root for them

Its not stupid to root against them. This isnt the old days where we dont know much about the other countrymen
We see miggy and altuve and lindor, beltran, yadi, tehran, didi, andrelton, etc every night. Its pretty easy to pull for them

I don't even look at this as a country tourney. I look at it as new teams and root for who i think is the most fun like i would with any other sport
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Posted 24 March 2017 - 07:00 PM

if the US was an underdog id probably root for them

Its not stupid to root against them. This isnt the old days where we dont know much about the other countrymen
We see miggy and altuve and lindor, beltran, yadi, tehran, didi, andrelton, etc every night. Its pretty easy to pull for them

I don't even look at this as a country tourney. I look at it as new teams and root for who i think is the most fun like i would with any other sport

I guess we just look at it differently then.  It's stupid for me to root for anyone else because I see it as playing for your country, not just a tourney for new teams.  What do you mean by new teams anyway?  Because you contradict yourself... if we see Beltran, Yadi, and Altuve on MLB teams, how are these "new" teams?  It's a different arrangement of players, yes, but not "new" teams... that's why I see it as playing for a country.


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Posted 24 March 2017 - 07:19 PM

Well instead of seeing yadi on the cards
Hes on the puerto rican team

So its like hes on a new team
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Posted 24 March 2017 - 07:53 PM

The tourney's dumb anyways. If your aunt is Canadian you can basically play for the canadian team.
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Posted 24 March 2017 - 10:40 PM

Honestly, I don't care.  I just think those who are against Team USA should have at least a logical reason, especially if they live in the country.  I think it's stupid to root against them if they're your own country.

 

Puerto Rico is a US Territory. What more reason do I need? It's not a matter of rooting "against Team USA" it's a matter of knowing geography. This isn't the World Cup. There are no Qualifying Matches to get in to the tournament. It is made up. 

 

You complain about people being too "sensitive" -- What exaclty did Mexi say that was wrong? All he said was the Puerto Rican fans made the game more interesting due to their enthusiasm compared to US fans. You responded to that, which started this whole bullshit. He's not wrong. 


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Posted 24 March 2017 - 10:41 PM

The tourney's dumb anyways. If your aunt is Canadian you can basically play for the canadian team.

 

Seth Lugo pitched for Puerto Rico - I'm pretty sure he has only visited Puerto Rico once in his life. Fake. SAD!


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Posted 26 March 2017 - 06:13 PM

 

Puerto Rico is a US Territory. What more reason do I need? It's not a matter of rooting "against Team USA" it's a matter of knowing geography. This isn't the World Cup. There are no Qualifying Matches to get in to the tournament. It is made up. 

 

You complain about people being too "sensitive" -- What exaclty did Mexi say that was wrong? All he said was the Puerto Rican fans made the game more interesting due to their enthusiasm compared to US fans. You responded to that, which started this whole bullshit. He's not wrong. 

I said a general statement about people being sensitive, and it was referring to Ian Kinsler's comments, not the actual remarks about the WBC.  In any case, it was a general statement, not a specific statement targeted toward anyone in particular.  


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Posted 26 March 2017 - 06:16 PM

The tourney's dumb anyways. If your aunt is Canadian you can basically play for the canadian team.

I agree that there should be stricter rules about who plays where, but I don't think that inherently makes the competition "dumb."


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