Originally Posted by GRUNTERSDAD
I am proud to agree with Vipercussionist on this matter. How in the world can you think this is not a sport.
Sport is an activity that is governed by a set of rules or customs and often engaged in competitively. Sports commonly refer to activities where the physical capabilities of the competitor are the sole or primary determiner of the outcome (winning or losing), but the term is also used to include activities such as mind sports (a common name for some card games and board games with little to no element of chance) and motor sports where mental acuity or equipment quality are major factors.
Thanks for your support GD!!
~~~~~~ The Baseball Calendar ~~~~~~
By The Associated Press
Through Nov. 13—Free agent filing period, first 15 days after World Series ends.
Nov. 3-6—General managers’ meetings, Dana Point, Calif.
Dec. 1—Last day for teams to offer salary arbitration to their former players who became free agents.
Dec. 2-5—Major League Baseball Players Association executive board meeting, Orlando, Fla.
Dec. 7—Last day for free agents offered salary arbitration to accept the offers.
Dec. 8-11—Winter meetings, Las Vegas.
Dec. 8—Hall of Fame Veterans Committee vote announced, Las Vegas.
Dec. 12—Last day for teams to offer 2009 contracts to unsigned players.
Jan 5-15—Salary arbitration filing.
Jan. 19 or 20—Exchange of salary arbitration figures.
Feb. 1-21—Salary arbitration hearings, Phoenix.
Feb. 14—Mandatory reporting date for players on World Baseball Classic rosters of China, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan unless they have reported directly to their national teams; mandatory reporting date for pitchers and catchers on provisional rosters of other WBC teams; voluntary reporting date for non-WBC pitchers, catchers and injured players.
Feb. 17—Mandatory reporting date for remaining position players on WBC rosters; voluntary reporting date for non-WBC position players.
Feb. 22—Mandatory reporting date for non-WBC players.
March 2-11—Teams may renew contracts of unsigned players.
March 5-23—World Baseball Classic.
March 18— Last day to place a player on unconditional release waivers and pay 30 days termination pay instead of 45 days.
April 1—Last day to request unconditional release waivers on a player without having to pay his full 2008 salary.
April 5—Opening day
, active rosters reduced to 25 players.
Most respect the badge, but all fear the drum.