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    Originally posted by Zeruel
      Originally posted by estragand
      I find it ironic that the "new" Washington DC team...which will be playing in the capital of the US... is from Canada.

      (edited by estragand on 27.7.04 1612)


    How is that ironic?

    I find it ironic that baseball is as American as apple pie, but apples originated in Asia.

    http://www.appleofyourpie.com/apples/

    Now that's irony.



I find it ironic becuase when you think of a Washington DC team, you’d expect the team’s nickname to be representative of the DC area, or the US in general. Having a formerly foreign team dressed in red, white and blue might seem strange to some. If the Expos were to become the “Nationals” I give a local DC sportshack roughly 2 seconds before giving them the “witty” monkier of “The Washington Canadians”. It’d be another lame sports joke... like “why are they called the Browns if they wear orange?”

Not heat with ya, Z, but I just thought you were being a little too harsh with the apple thing. I wasn’t necessarily citing the old “baseball, mom, applepie” adage. Cuz’ moms aren’t exactly indigenous to the US, either... and baseball itself could be traced to lame-ass cricket...blah blah.



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