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Canberra the champions of Asia

johnboy 21 November 2013 16

The SMH has the very exciting news that the Canberra Cavalry have won the Asia Series:

“We started at the bottom now we’re here.” And here means champions of Asia.

That saying has been the mantra of the Canberra Cavalry, who stunned the baseball world to beat the Uni-President Lions 14-4 in the Asia Series final in Taiwan on Wednesday night.

It refers to them being the Australian Baseball League wooden spooners just 12 months ago.

Since then they’ve won Canberra’s first ever Claxton Shield as ABL champions and now they’ve conquered the multi-million dollar teams of Asia.

Play it again Freddy:

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Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 10:48 am 22 Nov 13

poetix said :

Mrs. Morland was a very good woman, and wished to see her children everything they ought to be; but her time was so much occupied in lying-in and teaching the little ones, that her elder daughters were inevitably left to shift for themselves; and it was not very wonderful that Catherine, who had by nature nothing heroic about her, should prefer cricket, base ball, riding on horseback, and running about the country at the age of fourteen, to books — or at least books of information — for, provided that nothing like useful knowledge could be gained from them, provided they were all story and no reflection, she had never any objection to books at all.

Some say that that is the first ever reference to baseball, or ‘base ball’. Northanger Abbey, 1817. Note that Catherine also played cricket.

Note also the elegance of the prose!

My kingdom for a full stop.

davo101 davo101 8:48 am 22 Nov 13

Robertson said :

Baseball – the game for people for whom cricket presents an inordinate intellectual challenge.

I thought that’s what soccer was invented for. Or to be honest, Twenty20.

2604 2604 9:43 pm 21 Nov 13

Robertson said :

And the regressive march of American culture continues…

Baseball – the game for people for whom cricket presents an inordinate intellectual challenge.

Jesus H. Christ, is there anything you won’t whinge about?

Well done to the Cavalry. This news was also featured on theMajor League Baseball website.

Thumper Thumper 9:19 pm 21 Nov 13

maxblues said :

Robertson said :

And the regressive march of American culture continues…

Baseball – the game for people for whom cricket presents an inordinate intellectual challenge.

My father played baseball for South Australia in the early 1960’s and also played softball at West Beach against the likes of Ian & Greg Chappell (which I think was the secret behind their great batting ability).Maybe some of our current cricketers need to take up softball/baseball in the off season.

Exactly, the Chappells were excellent baseballers in the 60s.

maxblues maxblues 7:55 pm 21 Nov 13

Robertson said :

And the regressive march of American culture continues…

Baseball – the game for people for whom cricket presents an inordinate intellectual challenge.

My father played baseball for South Australia in the early 1960’s and also played softball at West Beach against the likes of Ian & Greg Chappell (which I think was the secret behind their great batting ability).Maybe some of our current cricketers need to take up softball/baseball in the off season.

cranky cranky 7:03 pm 21 Nov 13

Guys, well done. A magic win.

And JB, thanks for Freddy – another win.

poetix poetix 6:50 pm 21 Nov 13

Mrs. Morland was a very good woman, and wished to see her children everything they ought to be; but her time was so much occupied in lying-in and teaching the little ones, that her elder daughters were inevitably left to shift for themselves; and it was not very wonderful that Catherine, who had by nature nothing heroic about her, should prefer cricket, base ball, riding on horseback, and running about the country at the age of fourteen, to books — or at least books of information — for, provided that nothing like useful knowledge could be gained from them, provided they were all story and no reflection, she had never any objection to books at all.

Some say that that is the first ever reference to baseball, or ‘base ball’. Northanger Abbey, 1817. Note that Catherine also played cricket.

Note also the elegance of the prose!

Sandman Sandman 6:19 pm 21 Nov 13

Robertson said :

And the regressive march of American culture continues…

Baseball – the game for people for whom cricket presents an inordinate intellectual challenge.

Baseball, like cricket, has it’s origins in England. Whining about every little f@$ing thing on the Internet however, that’s so American.

Congratulations Cavalry. We do like a good underdog story.

poetix poetix 5:42 pm 21 Nov 13

Robertson said :

And the regressive march of American culture continues…

Baseball – the game for people for whom cricket presents an inordinate intellectual challenge.

Jane Austen mentions baseball.

chewy14 chewy14 4:57 pm 21 Nov 13

Robertson said :

And the regressive march of American culture continues…

Baseball – the game for people for whom cricket presents an inordinate intellectual challenge.

I suppose that’s why cricket has been trying ever so hard to become more and more like baseball over the last twenty years or so?

And I don’t think “intellectual” is ever going to be a selling point for either game.

Bowl/pitch, hit, catch. Only mensa members need apply.

johnboy johnboy 4:24 pm 21 Nov 13
Robertson Robertson 3:38 pm 21 Nov 13

And the regressive march of American culture continues…

Baseball – the game for people for whom cricket presents an inordinate intellectual challenge.

dtc dtc 3:10 pm 21 Nov 13

How come our uni-president doesnt have his own baseball team? Seems just the thing for Canberra Uni.

This is quite an impressive achievement – while the Taiwan team plays in a fairly so-so league, the Japenese league is possibly the 2nd or 3rd best professional league in the world and the Korean league isnt too bad either.

    johnboy johnboy 3:13 pm 21 Nov 13

    No Australian team has ever won a game before in the Asia Series, let alone winning the whole thing.

Primal Primal 1:07 pm 21 Nov 13

Sounds like an amazing feat for an Aussie team to have achieved even a bit of what they’ve just done. Good on em.

Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 10:23 am 21 Nov 13

Well done them!

That is when I say, oh yes yet again,
Can you stop the cavalry?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOe18JcatZo

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