The Origins of Baseball?

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    I dunno if it started in England, probably further back in the Bible or Illiad. Been my experience that like the joke about Hockey ("I went to a fight and a Hockey game broke out"), the same thing can be said about Baseball with a twist. More like, "We all started drinking beer and a Baseball game broke out".

    Find out when people started drinking beer and you'll have a good idea when Baseball began.
     
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    Origins of baseball.

    Family gatherings. Kids. Alcohol. Adult time.

    Give the kids a stick and a round thingy. Let the adult time begin.
     
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    I once watched cricket for 3 hours and still don't understand the game.
     
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    Weirdo
     
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    Cricket? Dead easy.
    When you go out, you're In. That is, until you're Out, then you come In.
    How simple is that?!!!
     
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    I always thought baseball was derived from "rounders" which is a superficially similar game.It could be the other way around though.
    CP Snow referred to cricket as a culture not a game.On my visits to India I have never had a substantial conversation with any Indian which didn't eventually veer into a debate on the merits,or otherwise,of the current Indian players! I have had similar experiences in other Commonwealth countries "new" and "old".
    Steve
     
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    I love baseball, but I never understood cricket. :rolleyes:
     
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    only three hours:rolleyes:
    you need to attend all five days to understand Cricket properly !!!!!!! :lol:
     
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