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Baseball in the Philippines
Posted: 01 January 2009 11:15 PM   [ Ignore ]

hi all,
I just found this site, it is outstanding.  I have been laid up with a cold or flu for a couple of days, and running out of web stuff to read. 
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I did some searching on a topic I have long wondered about:  why did baseball never get popular in the Philippines?  There was much more of an American presence there from 1900 to 1946 than elsewhere in East Asia, but baseball took hold in Japan, and later Taiwan and Korea.  has anyone ever written something on why baseball never “took” in the Philippines?  I think I have read somewhere that the main sports there are basketball and soccer.

Posted: 04 January 2009 11:39 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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You may have seen this, but this from “Taking in a Game” by Joseph Reaves covers it pretty well.

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