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Posted in: Japan to play Hawaii for Little League title See in context

It'll be Maltezo of Hawaii vs. Ikeda of Japan on the mound. Should be a good one.

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Posted in: Japan to play Hawaii for Little League title See in context

Damn 13-0 now! What's with the old 1982 footage of Cody Webster? Ah, I see because his name is the same as Cody Maltezo of Hawaii.

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Posted in: Japan to play Hawaii for Little League title See in context

Ooh ... KFC commercial ... making me hungry. That free chocolate cake looks like crap.

Little league series is being sponsored by Kelloggs Frosted Flakes?

Oh, now Teamwork Play of the game goes to of course, Taipei!

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Posted in: Japan to play Hawaii for Little League title See in context

Now a Mazda commercial as Taipei is easily out of that inning.

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Posted in: Japan to play Hawaii for Little League title See in context

By the way Branded, I'm now watching the consolation game on ESPN on the Internet site, ATDHE.NET.

Wow, Texas just someone on base finally. That was on a poor play by the Taipei player. Texas is getting demolished.

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Posted in: Japan to play Hawaii for Little League title See in context

Branded:

why should I waste my time with someone who is babbling on about something they didn't see ?

If you have to know, I have watched both games. Ever heard of the Internet? So many great websites like Veetle to watch sports, movies, etc. I'll give you the fact that Taipei did make a key pickoff error, and some other bad plays. However, Japan too made several bad plays themselves. Wild pitches, missed grabs, and bad deflections all were committe by Japan. But I guess you refused to see those. Bottom line is that Japan just played a little better and thus won the game.

And you seem to have a short memory because you did say that Texas would beat Hawaii with their homerun hitting since Hawaiians were already thinking about football.

Hawaii got to the finals by beating Texas twice

Huh? Have you actually been watching these games? Hawaii played Texas only ONCE! I don't recall seeing TWO Texas-Hawaii games. They beat Georgia twice before facing Texas. I guess you haven't been watching these games, huh?

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Posted in: Japan to play Hawaii for Little League title See in context

Chinese Taipei- the obvious powerhouse of this tourney literally gifted this game to Japan !

Typical Branded and his sour grapes. Tsk, tsk, tsk. Childish if you ask me. Never giving Japan props for their win. I bet if Chinese Taipei won, you wouldn't be saying it was because Japan "gifted" it to them.

Best of luck Hawaii- make it 6 in a row for the US.

Wait a minute, weren't you the one who predicted that Texas would win because Hawaii's kids are thinking about playing football? Now you do a 180 and back Hawaii, without giving them their due? Hmmm ...

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Posted in: Ramirez puts himself in RBI record books; homers twice See in context

We were talking about records that capture fan's imaginations

hoserfella: I apologize for misinterpreting your thoughts. Yes, you are correct, to the casual baseball fan, a homerun record is more "sexy" and they will remember it. However, to the diehard baseball fan, RBIs, perfect games, stolen bases, and number of strikeouts by a pitcher are just as sexy stats. You see, I love baseball and have been following it nearly my entire life. I grew up watching the likes of Ricky Henderson, Nolan Ryan, and Lee Smith to name a few. I still remember the fanfare given when these stars set their own records. It was no less "sexy" to the diehard fan than Barry Bonds breaking Hank Aaron's home run record. In fact, people still debate over whether Bonds really deserves it or not.

In the end, you have to question whether a record is "sexy" to the casual fan as opposed the one who follows baseball religiously.

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Posted in: Tiger Woods' ex-wife breaks silence on divorce See in context

What vow? To forsake all others?

MistWizard: So what are you saying? That it's perfectly fine to get married and have many sex partners, WHILE BEING MARRIED? That to me cheapens the vow of marriage. Tiger Woods took a vow to love his wife and be true to her till death do them part. Did he do that? NO. To say that he is only doing what is "human" is such a cop out. I know many men, both celebrities and non-celebrities who do honor that vow. If they can't, then they get a divorce, or come out and confess to their wives that they are sleeping around and thus get a separation or divorce. Yes, people make mistakes in life, and as long as they come clean and be open about them, there's no problem. It's when they have to lie, hide, and cheat that it becomes a problem.

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Posted in: Japan to play Hawaii for Little League title See in context

Congratulations to Hawaii and Japan! Wow, Waipahu over Pearland 10-0. Thank god for the mercy rule. What a demolition. It should be a good little league final. Good luck to both Hawaii and Japan. However, Hawaii no ka oi!

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Posted in: Ramirez puts himself in RBI record books; homers twice See in context

Hoserfella: Prove to me that a homerun is more important than an RBI. To me, Ramirez getting 100 RBIs in eight straight seasons is very significant. It proves that he's been able to help his team drive in at least 100 runs a season, which helped to contribute to his team's performance. Yes, you could say that a homerun is also awe-inspiring, but a guy who hits 50 HRs in a season may not necessarily drive in 100 runs. And just because a record seems unreachable, doesn't make it less awe-inspiring or important. People to this day are amazed at the number of hits Pete Rose got, or stolen bases Ricky Henderson was able to swipe. Heck, I'm even impressed when a pitcher is able to go 20-30 innings without allowing a score, or seeing a pitcher pitch a perfect game. As for Bonds' HR record, it too is significant. Yet, you hear very little about his name being mentioned nowadays. Correction, you do hear about him, but only when it is paired with the words "court" and "BALCO".

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Posted in: Ramirez puts himself in RBI record books; homers twice See in context

Hotbox, the old "I was being sarcastic" thing is weak.

Why? Don't tell me you never use it on JT. To me, a bit of sarcasm adds a bit of spice to life.

And by the way, NO ONE has talked about Jeter

You obviously haven't been paying attention. Yankee fans are counting down to when he would reach 3000 (sometime early next season). I've even seen on Yahoo, where their experts were predicting whether he could reach 4000 and even come close to Pete Rose.

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Posted in: Japan advances to Little League World Series international finals See in context

Congratulations to Hawaii and Japan! Wow, Waipahu over Pearland 10-0. Thank god for the mercy rule. What a demolition. It should be a good game. Good luck to both Hawaii and Japan. Hawaii no ka oi!

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Posted in: Ramirez puts himself in RBI record books; homers twice See in context

The only record you mentioned being important was Dimaggio's.

Oh really, then why is the American media paying so much attention to Derek Jeter's rise to 3000 hits? There are even talks about whether or not he could reach Pete Rose's record. It must be important if they are giving it so much air time.

utter rot.

Well, although you may think the other records I mentioned is rot, why is it that baseball analysts and the players themselves don't think so? Ask Derek Jeter if he thinks getting Pete Rose's hits record is "rot". Ask Alex Ramirez if he thinks getting 100 RBIs in eight straight seasons is "rot". I bet all the money I have that they would say that it is not.

As for Japanese caring more about championships,

hoserfella, do you understand what the word "sarcasm" means? I was obviously making a sarcastic response to a previous poster's about Japanese people not caring about 100 RBIs. Honestly, I feel that every baseball fan, whether they be Japanese or not, cares about records and stats. Heck, even most of the athletes themselves, like Ramirez, care about them, but will publicly say, “I only care about wins”, even though deep down inside they would feel happy to get a record. I've even seen some MLB pitchers get upset at some of their players for not helping to preserve a perfect game, because they "cared" about getting that rare achievement.

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Posted in: Ramirez puts himself in RBI record books; homers twice See in context

For example, Ichiro's record for most hits in a season ??? A week afterwards it was Ho-hum city !

Really? Then why is it that on mlb.com, Ichiro's record of 262 hits in a season continues to be highlighted in the historical stats section? His picture continues to be shown next to George Sisler and Terry O'Doul.

http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/stats/index.jsp?tcid=nav_mlb_stats

Hotbox give it up. No Japanese care about how many seasons he had 100 RBIs.

You're correct, Debucho. The Japanese care more about winning championships than in individual records. Thanks for clearing that up for me. My bad.

By the way, Branded, if you knew anything about baseball, you'll know the "Holy Grail" of records goes something like this:

Joe Dimaggio's 56 game hitting streak Pete Rose's career hit total Cal Ripken's iron man record, which used to be Lou Gherig's Hack Wilson's 191 RBI record Bob Gibson's season ERA of 1.12 (which got a lot of attention this year because Jimenez of Colorado was close in the first part of the season).

As for homeruns? Any Tom, Dick, and Harry knows what a homerun is. Besides, with the steroid debate, the homerun records now carry a load full of asterisks. Even the .400 season batting average gets attention every year a hitter gets close to reaching it.

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Posted in: Tiger Woods' ex-wife breaks silence on divorce See in context

Some people are not made to be monogamous

Mistwizard: I get your point that monogamy is not for everyone. However, he shouldn't have gotten married in the first place. People can still have sex with multiple partners without the marriage. They can even have children without being married. I feel that it is perfectly fine to do so, AS LONG AS YOU HAVEN'T TAKEN THE VOW OF MARRIAGE. After all, the only difference between being married and not being married is the vow you take. If he wasn't happy in a monogamous marriage, he should've divorced, or separated. Yes it would be difficult, but at least it would be more honorable, and the fallout a lot less.

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Posted in: New York mayor tries to ease tensions after Muslim cabbie knifed See in context

By the way, manfromamerica, even though the cabbie said that it had nothing to do with the mosque, why is it that you only believe that point about what he has said, but question the rest of his story? Is it because you will only believe things that fit your own agenda too?

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Posted in: New York mayor tries to ease tensions after Muslim cabbie knifed See in context

the Leftists here immediately DID jump to conclusions,

manfromamerica:

As did you. You also jumped to the conclusion that it had nothing to do with the building of the mosque. It hasn't been proven beyond a doubt in a court of law that it had nothing to do with it. We won't know until a thorough investigation has been done. You preach that people shouldn't jump to conclusions and yet you do the same thing. How can you do that?

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Posted in: Ramirez puts himself in RBI record books; homers twice See in context

Seems the Japanese have "qualms" about foreigners breaking their records-

Like Ramirez breaking Oh's consecutive season RBI record?

With his 40th homer this season—a three-run shot to left off Kazuki Yoshimi in a five-run first inning, Ramirez surpassed the Japanese record set by Sadaharu Oh in seven seasons from 1963-1969 with more than 100 runs batted in each season since 2003.

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Posted in: New York mayor tries to ease tensions after Muslim cabbie knifed See in context

You couldn't think this through? The man was attacked. However, the motives and the things supposed said by the attacker may or may not be accurate. However you seem to blindly accept anything that supports your leftist agenda.

manfro: Although you have a point that it is wrong to jump to conclusions when everything about this attack has not been confirmed yet, you obviously stated that "this attack has nothing to do with opposition to the mosque". How do you know that for sure? It may or may not. We won't know until a psych evaluation of the attacker (Michael Enright) has been done. I also believe that it is wrong to jump to conclusions about anything, but you yourself should do the same as well.

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Posted in: Japan advances to Little League World Series international finals See in context

Poor comprehension skills at work- I thought I was propping the team from Chinese Taipei... and having fun doing it !

So, if you are not anti-Japan, I guess that means you are pro-Japan. In any case, nice to see Little Leaguers play their hearts out, before dollar signs start to warp their minds, bloating many of their egos and persuading some to turn to steroids.

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Posted in: Companies struggle to deal with workers' Twitter addiction See in context

Sounds like this Tweeting

Meant to say "Twittering".

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Posted in: Companies struggle to deal with workers' Twitter addiction See in context

Sounds like this Tweeting is becoming a global epidemic. I've heard of even many professional athletes (NFL, NBA) who have been fined by their sports leagues for tweeting during games.

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Posted in: Ai Miyazato wins Safeway Classic; reclaims No. 1 ranking See in context

Yes, Ai is a class act. She is definitely one of the few sports stars in the world that is not annoying. Congrats to her!

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Posted in: Cats and Dogs See in context

nice stories all but still infantile!

How ironic: infantile comments about something infantile.

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Posted in: Rockers embark on musical pilgrimage to Mt Fuji to fight cancer See in context

NO, so he's hardly a star.

MrDog: True, I also haven't heard of most of these acts. However, determining who is a star and who isn't, is quite subjective if you ask me. I mean, I know many people who don't know who Usher is, but I would consider him a fairly big R&B singer, or many who don't know who Garth Brooks is, but I'd say that he is pretty big in country music.

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Posted in: China overtakes Japan in 2nd quarter as world's No. 2 economy See in context

Not long until China becomes the #1 economy in the world. Some estimate China to overtake the U.S. within 20 years.

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Posted in: So many choices See in context

Another case of 'grow-up Japan'. This is a menu for dummies.

champon: That's a bit harsh, considering I get so many complaints from some of friends visiting Japan about not being able to understand the kanji written on menus in some of the restaurants, and thus not being able to order what they really want. They always demand that shops have colored pictures of the food. Pictures will help many of those people who are too lazy (and believe me, there are many out there), or just can't be bothered to study Japanese.

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Posted in: Universal values See in context

I gotta agree, with all the gorgeous Japanese women you see simply walking the street, many of them would beat out Ms. Itai and have a much better chance of winning.

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Posted in: Awa-Odori See in context

They would probably ban you from entering Tokushima forever.

LOL. You're right, kawachi. I wouldn't mix the two either. I was just making a point about how there are many types of Odori during the summer time, and not all of them are "boring" as some posters such as kyrie would have you believe. I just can't understand how anyone would not like the diversity of cultural events, festivals, and dances you can witness and enjoy during this time of year.

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