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Baseball writer calls our sport "football" instead of "soccer"

Discussion in 'Business and Media' started by superdave, Jul 26, 2002.

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  1. superdave

    superdave Member+

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    http://www.baseballprospectus.com/news/20020725balls.shtml
    It's my first time trying to post a link, hope it helps.

    The article is about baseball teams using soccer-style spontaneous cheering, instead of following what he hilariously calls the Obey-O-Tron.

    This is a baseball site for hardcore baseball geeks, and for the life of me, I can't figure out why the writer calls the game "football."

    I'm not the kind of person who is going to go "Yippee!!" over this. A rose by any other name yada yada yada. But I do think it's an interesting thing.
     


  2. Sinko

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    My Phils get some love!

    His use of the word "football" probably comes out of his having read Fever Pitch.

    The guy seems to be an enlightened baseball fan. Kudos to him.

    Congrats on your first link, SD!:)
     
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