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Offline Natsinpwc

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World Baseball Classic.
« Topic Start: September 16, 2022, 05:22:41 PM »
Just turned on my MLB TV app and they are showing the Great Britain/France qualifier.  GBR up 14-4 in the 8th. They are playing in Regensburg, Germany. 


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Re: World Baseball Classic.
« Reply #1: September 16, 2022, 05:25:43 PM »
Here is the schedule. Six teams with two qualifying.  Another group Plas in Panama City in. A few weeks.

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Re: World Baseball Classic.
« Reply #2: September 16, 2022, 05:28:23 PM »
Ok. GBR wins. They stopped the game after 8. Not sure why. Looked at their roster and did not see any familiar names but Trevor Hoffman is the coach.

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Re: World Baseball Classic.
« Reply #3: September 16, 2022, 05:35:26 PM »
Ok. GBR wins. They stopped the game after 8. Not sure why. Looked at their roster and did not see any familiar names but Trevor Hoffman is the coach.

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Re: World Baseball Classic.
« Reply #4: September 16, 2022, 06:11:41 PM »
  GBR up 14-4 in the 8th. They are playing in Regensburg, Germany. 


must have been hitting bombs all day.  Running the bases like they were on ball bearings.

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Re: World Baseball Classic.
« Reply #5: September 16, 2022, 06:45:02 PM »
must have been hitting bombs all day.  Running the bases like they were on ball bearings.
You made me look up Regensburg.

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Re: World Baseball Classic.
« Reply #6: September 16, 2022, 06:54:34 PM »
The Brits took Regensburg off, so I guess they were rested.

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« Reply #7: September 16, 2022, 09:09:27 PM »
Doh!
must have been hitting bombs all day.  Running the bases like they were on ball bearings.

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Re: World Baseball Classic.
« Reply #8: September 16, 2022, 10:02:31 PM »
Doh!
I mean, is Regensburg known for anything else?

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Re: World Baseball Classic.
« Reply #9: September 16, 2022, 10:31:37 PM »
Regensburg takes its name from the Roman fort Castra Regina, founded during the reign of Marcus Aurelius, so it is one of the oldest cities in Germany.

I've only been there once, and spent most of my time at nearby sites like Walhalla, so I can't really speak to the city's Gemütlichkeit, but it is a pretty popular tourist site.

It has the largest baseball stadium in Germany, home of the Regensburg Legionäre, though that doesn't really mean much since baseball is not popular in Germany. Its capacity is about the same as an Independent team in the US, 3000+.

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« Reply #10: September 16, 2022, 10:50:56 PM »
Marlins and Rays would need a lot of visiting fans or a cell phone holster giveaway to hit 3k butts in seats, just sayin'
It has the largest baseball stadium in Germany, home of the Regensburg Legionäre, though that doesn't really mean much since baseball is not popular in Germany. Its capacity is about the same as an Independent team in the US, 3000+.

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« Reply #11: September 17, 2022, 09:47:42 AM »
Regensburg takes its name from the Roman fort Castra Regina, founded during the reign of Marcus Aurelius, so it is one of the oldest cities in Germany.

I've only been there once, and spent most of my time at nearby sites like Walhalla, so I can't really speak to the city's Gemütlichkeit, but it is a pretty popular tourist site.

It has the largest baseball stadium in Germany, home of the Regensburg Legionäre, though that doesn't really mean much since baseball is not popular in Germany. Its capacity is about the same as an Independent team in the US, 3000+.
Marcus Aurelius was the last of the great line of generals at the peak of the empire. Each general that became emperor I think adopted his successor as his heir who then became emperor.

The Regensburg Schweinfurt raid was the end of the magic belief in strategic bombers unescorted could deliver a knock out blow using conventional bombs and the norden bombsight. It was supposed to cripple the supply chain for the military by targeting ball bearing production. The B17 (or was it B24)was supposed to be so well armed that it didn't need fighter escort when it flew in mass formation. It didn't cause longlasting damage, and the bomber losses pretty much ended the use of the unescorted raids out of England (Ploesti might have been later). It did lead to Speer putting a lot of German production underground

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« Reply #12: September 22, 2022, 11:42:39 AM »
Czechs win the Regensburg Group, using only domestic players from their weekend domestic league.

https://www.mlb.com/news/czech-republic-qualifies-for-2023-world-baseball-classic

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« Reply #13: September 22, 2022, 04:31:23 PM »
A long and proud tradition going back to the Bohemian knights and the breaking of the Siege of Vienna in 1529.  Suleiman's janissaries could do nothing but scuffle away shaking their heads and staring at the mound.     
Czechs win the Regensburg Group, using only domestic players from their weekend domestic league.

https://www.mlb.com/news/czech-republic-qualifies-for-2023-world-baseball-classic

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Re: World Baseball Classic.
« Reply #14: September 22, 2022, 07:18:13 PM »
A long and proud tradition going back to the Bohemian knights and the breaking of the Siege of Vienna in 1529.  Suleiman's janissaries could do nothing but scuffle away shaking their heads and staring at the mound.   
I believe it is a historical fact that during the Hussite Wars Jan Žižka relied on players from the Czech weekend domestic league to fight the professional players of the Holy Roman Empire.

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« Reply #15: September 23, 2022, 05:36:56 AM »
I thought the weekend domestic league was comprised of elderly housekeepers.

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« Reply #16: September 30, 2022, 09:58:27 AM »
So, Czechs and Great Britain advanced out of the Regensburg group.  The other qualifier is in Panama City.  The two favorites feature Nats minor league pitchers. Rodney Theophile will pitch for Nicaragua, while Alberto Baldonado goes for Panama.  Also in the group are Argentina, Brazil, Pakistan, and New Zealand.

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« Reply #17: October 02, 2022, 03:38:44 PM »
Imran Khan has a pretty good arm and he should be free until next coup season
Also in the group are Argentina, Brazil, Pakistan, and New Zealand.