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I haven’t been writing about baseball lately. Somehow I want to blame it on my work, which might be true to a certain extent. But then again I still have the chance to catch a decent amount of games both from the States and Japan, so I shouldn’t complain. (more…)

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I don’t really know how I got into baseball anyway. Back in the 1990s there was a german sports channel on cable television which was showing the World Series between the Twins and the Braves and I was casually watching this as it happened to be the only sports broadcast on TV. But it never fascinated me to the extent that I tried to follow results or even pick up a bat or a glove myself.

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What’s happening right now in the Majors must be better than anything what the schedule planers or the commissioner have imagined before the start of the season. Although the Phillies clinched the NL East division title yesterday there are still two playoff spots up for grabs and it seems that this will be a very close affair right until the end. This really reminds me of what’s happening in the German Bundesliga at the end of each season  with the European cup qualification or the relegation. But there we only have 34 days and games and in baseball it’s 162. To think that it all boils down to the last game of the season is really exciting. How frustrated does it have to be for the players of the losing teams?

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