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10 minutes ago, SkyHigh said:

I've never heard of rounders, is there a professional league i could check out?

No, rounders is a kid's game that you only play until you are old enough and sophisticated enough to play cricket. I believe it is the game from which softball and baseball derive.

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The game of rounders has been played in England since Tudor times,[1] with the earliest reference[1][8] being in 1744 in A Little Pretty Pocket-Book where it was called base-ball.[9] In 1828, William Clarke in London published the second edition of The Boy's Own Book, which included the rules of rounders and also the first printed description in English of a bat and ball base-running game played on a diamond.[10] The following year, the book was published in Boston, Massachusetts.[11]

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The GAA version of rounders is very similar to softball, the main difference being that the game is played with baseball-sized bats, balls and field. However, baseball-style gloves are not allowed. The main differences between baseball and the Rounders England version of the game are that the rounders bat is much shorter and is usually swung one-handed; misses or strikes are not called, so there are no walks or strike-outs; each batter receives only one good ball and must run whether they hit it or not. Other differences include the posts for marking the bases, which should be wooden, and are preferably encased in plastic sheaths, the lay-out of the pitch, especially the location of the last base; and the bowler's arm motion, which is an underarm pendulum action, as in softball.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rounders#Comparison_with_softball_and_baseball

 

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5 minutes ago, Iceni warrior said:

No, rounders is a kid's game that you only play until you are old enough and sophisticated enough to play cricket. I believe it is the game from which softball and baseball derive.

 

Cricket confuses me , you want to score runs, but runs don't matter if you hit wickets?. I have seen some amazing highlight catches on TSN though

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2 minutes ago, SkyHigh said:

Cricket confuses me , you want to score runs, but runs don't matter if you hit wickets?. I have seen some amazing highlight catches on TSN though

73dc1ebf4b79ea0975348284f2fba461--the-ru

I hope that clears it up for you.

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7 minutes ago, Iceni warrior said:

73dc1ebf4b79ea0975348284f2fba461--the-ru

I hope that clears it up for you.

How could it not, when it's expressed in a syllogistic form that would put Aristotle to shame

 

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40 minutes ago, SkyHigh said:

How could it not, when it's expressed in a syllogistic form that would put Aristotle to shame

 

For a more serious answer to your question. As briefly as I can put it.

In the 5 day game, or test cricket as it's known, for a game to have a result both teams have to have 2 complete innings.

The team who score the most runs is the winner. However, if either team fails to get all of the opposition out (take their wickets) twice then the game is a draw. This can be acheived by defensive batting where you protect your wicket rather than try to score runs or by praying to the Gods of rain.

Runs can be scored in 3 ways.

Hitting the ball and running between the stumps (wickets) placed 22 yds apart. Stopping before the fielding team recovers the ball and hits the stumps at either end of the pitch (also known as a wicket).

Hitting the ball over the boundary rope either after hitting the ground (a four) or without hitting the ground first (a six) similar to a home run.

When the bowler bowls too wide (a wide) or releases the ball after crossing a line known as a crease (a no ball).

A player can be ''got out'' in several ways.

The batsman can be caught out after either hitting the ball or ''nicking'' it to the wicket keeper.

The bowlers can hit his stumps (or wicket) knocking the horizontal stick known as the bails off the top of the 3 upright sticks known as the stumps (known as being bowled out).

The fieldsmen can hit the stumps while the batsman is running between the wickets trying to score runs or if he steps out of his crease while attempting to hit a ball. (Known as being stumped)

The batsman can knock his own bails off with his bat or any part of his body.

The bowler can hit the batsman's leg in front of the wicket if the umpire has decided it would have hit the stumps otherwise, known as an LBW or leg before wicket.

 

A bowler gets six balls (not counting no balls or wides) per ''over'' which are bowled from one end of the pitch. When his over is over another bowler comes over and bowls another over from the opposite end..

 

Simple really.

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2 hours ago, Iceni warrior said:

For a more serious answer to your question. As briefly as I can put it.

In the 5 day game, or test cricket as it's known, for a game to have a result both teams have to have 2 complete innings.

The team who score the most runs is the winner. However, if either team fails to get all of the opposition out (take their wickets) twice then the game is a draw. This can be acheived by defensive batting where you protect your wicket rather than try to score runs or by praying to the Gods of rain.

Runs can be scored in 3 ways.

Hitting the ball and running between the stumps (wickets) placed 22 yds apart. Stopping before the fielding team recovers the ball and hits the stumps at either end of the pitch (also known as a wicket).

Hitting the ball over the boundary rope either after hitting the ground (a four) or without hitting the ground first (a six) similar to a home run.

When the bowler bowls too wide (a wide) or releases the ball after crossing a line known as a crease (a no ball).

A player can be ''got out'' in several ways.

The batsman can be caught out after either hitting the ball or ''nicking'' it to the wicket keeper.

The bowlers can hit his stumps (or wicket) knocking the horizontal stick known as the bails off the top of the 3 upright sticks known as the stumps (known as being bowled out).

The fieldsmen can hit the stumps while the batsman is running between the wickets trying to score runs or if he steps out of his crease while attempting to hit a ball. (Known as being stumped)

The batsman can knock his own bails off with his bat or any part of his body.

The bowler can hit the batsman's leg in front of the wicket if the umpire has decided it would have hit the stumps otherwise, known as an LBW or leg before wicket.

 

A bowler gets six balls (not counting no balls or wides) per ''over'' which are bowled from one end of the pitch. When his over is over another bowler comes over and bowls another over from the opposite end..

 

Simple really.

If there isn't a puck/ball that needs to go in a net, it's beyond my comprehension.

Heck, shot three rounds of golf before I figured out I was looking for a hole in the ground. 

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19 minutes ago, SkyHigh said:

If there isn't a puck/ball that needs to go in a net, it's beyond my comprehension.

Heck, shot three rounds of golf before I figured out I was looking for a hole in the ground. 

It's true what they say about hockey players then?

 

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1 minute ago, Iceni warrior said:

It's true what they say about hockey players then?

 

Definitely true, we love to golf.

Now most of us have had a couple concussions before we start golfing. Coincidence? Who knows?

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On 1/14/2020 at 2:54 PM, SkyHigh said:

As I've said before in earlier discussions with you. Learn to argue without resorting exclusively to logical fallacies, and i may deem your incoherent rants worthy of retort.

Yup, you sure do know how to answer a question with another question or in other words avoid answering the question with foolish liberal emotional talk. But I will try again just for you.

So just where is the big threat to the world from losing a few glaciers that melt away. Are you starting to lose some property due to some rise in the sea level lately, that is if the oceans have risen all that much that would be noticeable. If so, you better try and sell your property now. And just why are you in such a liberal panic? I think that you should start to panic when all of the ice and snow in the Antarctica begins to all melt away. Simple questions. 

And if you are going to reply like you just did above, well stop wasting my time, and do what you do best. Avoid the question. My time is valuable. Over to you. ;)

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14 hours ago, Iceni warrior said:

No, rounders is a kid's game that you only play until you are old enough and sophisticated enough to play cricket. I believe it is the game from which softball and baseball derive.

 

Are there losers or is everyone a winner? That sort of thing drives the unwoken even more bonkers than a carbon tax.

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2 hours ago, eyeball said:

Are there losers or is everyone a winner? That sort of thing drives the unwoken even more bonkers than a carbon tax.

We were always taught that it's not about whether you win or lose but how you play the game. Good sportsmanship and enjoying yourself being the most important thing.

Very different from the second place is just the first of the losers attitude.

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On 12/22/2019 at 8:30 AM, Argus said:

I was thinking the other day, as I watched the first 'news' item on my local TV news, about advocacy journalism. The first, most important item of the day was a long piece about a group which gives presents to refugee kids and makes them aware of Santa Claus and how delighted these kids are to be here. This was followed by a piece on the food bank about how grateful people are to get free food. Meanwhile in the Globe, there's a long, long piece of advocacy journalism on the 'plight' of Muslim women in Quebec, where they're no longer allowed to wear their religious outfits if they want to work for the government. And the local paper has responded (apparently) to the growing number of people who like to write 'diversity is our strength' after crime pieces which are mainly about newcomers by removing the names of those accused from the stories. Mustn't let people get the wrong idea, after all, even if it's, well, factual.

There is a lot of hand-wringing. mostly by the Left, about why alternative sources of news have drawn more and more people away from the 'mainstream press'. And I would suggest the reason is advocacy journalism. This is something the media has indulged in for some time, but it's gotten worse and worse as the ideological beliefs of the media have moved further left. Once it's known you have an agenda, and start pushing themes to change people's minds, people begin to lose trust in everything you say, and wonder what you're NOT saying. This is not an idea which has evidently occurred to the Left, whose response is invariably to try to either ban those alternative sources, or pay government money to the existing ones so they can outspend the alternatives, or at at least control what the alternative sources of news say.

William Watson: CBC's The National brings Canadians all the news that's woke

The New York Times claims it provides “all the news that’s fit to print.” The National produces “all the news that fits in the very narrow ideological spectrum of downtown-urban wokeness.” There are four essential components to The National these days: something climate, something anti-Trump, something Lefty-heroic, and something Indigenous.

 

https://business.financialpost.com/opinion/william-watson-cbcs-the-national-brings-canadians-all-the-news-thats-woke

Thus we see the Communist Broadcasting Network aka CBC begging for more federal subsidies in order to prop up their falling revenues.  Less than 1% of Canadians bother to tune in anymore and the corp announced that revenues are down by 37% this year.  Time to yank their license and de-fund this sad excuse for a public broadcaster.

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24 minutes ago, mowich said:

Less than 1% of Canadians bother to tune in anymore 

Could you please substantiate that statement with some evidence?

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55 minutes ago, eyeball said:

Could you please substantiate that statement with some evidence?

No, they cannot cause its not true.  

CBC Radio One and its French counterpart ICI Radio-Canada Premiere are popular talk radio services. It is the most popular English-language radio format with 13% of English tuning shares while the French-language service has 17% of French audience tuning shares. Together, they represent 13.1% of all weekly average radio tuning hours. 

CBC TV has 19% share of French viewership and 10% share of English viewership, according to the CRTC.   https://crtc.gc.ca/eng/publications/reports/policymonitoring/2019/cmr6.htm#a1.4SmartSelect_20200118-125441_Chrome.thumb.jpg.e0ab775860d002127a16913702aaf431.jpg

 

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12 minutes ago, mowich said:

Gladly.

"The report indicates that CBC English-language TV ad revenue is down 37%, with less than 1% of Canadians watching local CBC newscasts at suppertime."

https://lakesuperiornews.com/Opinion/Trump-on-Twitter/less-than-1-of-canadians-watch

/facepalm... I'm sorry but this is only re-substantiates how ridiculous and stupid your statement was.  Why didn't you just show where the actual report says what you're saying? 

By all means please continue giving us good reasons to mock the entire premise of this thread (another ill-informed opinion) along with anyone who continues to be impressed by that opinion.

It seems, according to the vernacular of woken-ness, that you were talking/mumbling in your sleep.

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