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 Posted: Fri Jan 27th, 2012 10:40 am
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Joined: Sun Dec 12th, 2010
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Despite all the strikes and controversy's over the years baseball still holds its grip on Americans. No matter how much bitching people do at the sport it still sets attendance records every year. In the 70's I remember baseball was king. The other sports were just to watch when baseball season was over.

Baseball was played by the soldiers during the Civil War. The first year of the National League was 1876, the same year Custer got his command wiped out. General Grant was President Grant. The transcontinental railroad had just been finished. From there through all the trials and tribulations America has gone has always been there.

The last 20 years there has been labor peace in baseball and I think it has greatly improved its image. The history of baseball endears its stars to us. You're right...the other sports don't have near the nostalgic pull of the old baseball stars. Greed is already destroying the other major sports. Baseball has stepped back from that abyss and finally got its act together.

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