When asked by his wife where he had been until 3AM, the man replied that he'd
encountered trouble sleeping and had gone to snooze in the hammock on the back
"We threw that hammock away last year", she snappily reminded him.
Replied he: "Well, that's my story and I'm sticking to it." :-)
and that is why they are Seppo's in Oz.
The term apparently originated in Sydney during WW2.
Don't blame me, I now live on the best side of Oz and was being
bombed in London, UK during WW2.
in beautiful Golden Bay, Western Oz, South 32.25.42, East 115.45.44 GMT+8
VK6 YAB ICQ 6581610 to reply, change oz to au in address
In 1903, when the term "World" was first used, baseball was played exclusively
USA (Note the Capital 'A') Such was the case for nearly fifty years following.
name was appropriate at the time and has stuck. Canadian teams have participated
and won, several World Series' over the years, which is enough to lend
the name. If new zealand wanted to join in the sport of baseball and travel the
required circuit to play, I'm sure they could participate in a World Series also.
That is, if they were good enough to get that far.
I don't know. Truth is I don't have much interest in professional sports.
that I do not participate in myself does not hold much interest for me. I have
viewed sports kinda like sex. If you ain't playin' who wants to sit and watch?
I would like to see baseball move into an arena similar to the one that cricket
football (soccer) are in, where the game is international and intercontinental in
scope. Japanese and Caribbean teams would compete in playoffs with North American
teams, and the winners would compete for an actual world championship, not just
that was either Merkin or Canadian. Canada has only one team left now, so they
not very well represented. I would like to see the National League have a
team for the Expos, but not in Montreal. Ottawa, perhaps or maybe Calgary,
I don't know how popular it is possible to make baseball in Canada. At any rate,
baseball in Canada would always be secondary to Hockey IMO. Here in the
USA, where I live, baseball is clearly secondary to football in terms of fan
Baseball, for me, is listening to the Braves' games on the radio while I am
on models or something else. I have never been to a game at Turner Field since
opened in '96. Football, I have nothing to do with at any level. I can't even
you which division the Atlanta Falcons are in.
The story I was told (by a yank) was that the series was sponsored by a
had "World" as half it's title.
Of course the NZ baseball team is good enough - at least I think we have a team.
If we had two or more we could have a New Zealand Series prior to the World
I have no idea!
I played baseball at highschool for a year as we had to play a sport. It was
such a boring
game that in one match I wandered off and went home, thinking the game had
ended. Next day I
was told in no uncertain terms by the coach that I had been missed.
IMO baseball and cricket about tie for being the most boring sports ever
invented - cricket
is a little more varied but goes on far too long - baseball is more like power
we seem to have wandered from correct driver quartering - I always quarter my
hand leading which is correct for my prototype. I think Marty Feldmann would be
person who could see both sides of an HO loco at one time.
I've been meaning to build a quartering jig for the last 25 years - so far I've
by setting wheels by eye.
- Sit chassis on a piece of plate glass.
- set all drivers on one side with crank pins at bottom.
- with the other side drivers just on the axle, twist until they all face
forward on the
- press each wheel on 50% using lathe or press.
- recheck quartering.
- press drivers fully home on the axles.
Works every time for me.
Mirrors my opinion of football and basketball; especially basketball. A top
for the most boring "sport" ever conceived. Well, after Bull Fighting, that is.
As far as cricket is concerned, any game that takes two days to play is too long
my ADD attention span.
Then you haven't seen it played right, or didn't understand what you
Go to your friendly neighborhood library and check out a few books on
strategy...it is a game that requires strength, dexterity, and
quantities far more balanced than most other team sports.
I'll second that, and I'm only thirty miles from Milwaukee and that
monstrosity white elephant stadium that our beloved grovelmore gave
the ok to so he could tack an extra tenth of a percent on our sales
tax, but only in five counties, to pay for the damned thing.
Nice to see that the quality of the jap engineering in the moving roof
is showing up well, it only needs a few more tens of millions of
dollars now. Then next year it'll only need another few tens of
millions of dollars. Then a few more the year after, ad nauseum.
Methinks they would have been better off to put the half billion in
light rail instead of the pockets of millionaire playboys that don't
have real jobs.
We don't all like baseball over here either, I've never been to a
professional (crybabies) game and never will. The price of a ticket
and that of a cheap loco or a couple of nice pieces of rolling stock
are about the same.
On Wed, 16 Nov 2005 23:57:15 GMT, Froggy @ thepond..com wrote:
Sorry for the rant, Froggy, but after my 64 years, I'm getting a
little tired of politicians being free with my money and not bothering
to ask me first. Over the years, light rail has come up several
times, and has always been shot down by Mad City, in particular Toxic
Tommy. "Can't be spending taxpayer money for something we'll have to
subsidize forever." However, Miller park has absolutely no chance of
even paying it's own operating costs, now or in a thousand years.
Supposedly it's a public place, but I don't think I'll try to go in if
there isn't a game going on, but that'll never happen either. My
thoughts are that perhaps if a bit of light rail had been put in and
at least given a trial run, the politicians might have been surprised
at being found wrong. Here in Burlington, it doesn't matter where you
want to go, forget it unless you drive. There is exactly nothing,
absolutely no other way to get into Milwaukee, Racine or Kenosha.
My late wife used to tell of taking the (TMER&L??) into Milwaukee,
spending a whole day there and riding it back again. It seems to me
that the state coughing out a few bucks to keep it going would have
been a much better idea than seligs palace ever will be.
But I also think that no politician should ever be allowed to breathe
easy from the day he's elected until he's dead. Keep the bas****s on
the hot seat.
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