Home Run of the Three Kingdoms?

April 2011: Kongming takes up baseball as his new hobby.

Home Run of the Three Kingdoms?

Unread postby James » Fri Apr 01, 2011 5:38 am

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"What the hell?"

Well, you might be thinking that, and certainly I could understand where you’re coming from—after all, Kongming’s Archives has been Kongming’s Archives for nearly ten years now. Why would you expect to see something baseball related? This good question is worthy of an answer.

Some of you have grown to know me on the forum, and if you know me, you’ve realized by now that I have a pretty short attention span. In fact, it is rather remarkable that I’ve been able to focus on the Three Kingdoms for as long as I have. Anyway, my attention span started to do its thing about a year ago and I’ve been knuckle dragging ever since—knuckle dragging so long that my knuckles hurt from too much dragging. I need to do something new—something which inspires me. So I figured, hey, I spent so much time and energy focusing on Asia—Chinese history, a Chinese novel, and a series of (admittedly fun) games (mostly developed in Japan)—but what about the Western world? What about America? I should do something Americanish—Westernish—to round myself out: to become a well-rounded human being. And what’s more American than Baseball? You in the back, no, it’s not obesity. Baseball is slightly more American than obesity, but the hotdogs probably confuse things. Anyway, baseball.

Baseball: I’m going to blog about it. I don’t know much about it right now. In fact, I know little more today than I did back when I was busy sucking at it in high school. But what’s the fun in becoming knowledgeable about a subject before you start discussing it? I’m going to learn about it with all of you right here. Eventually I’ll become a go-to source for all things Baseball, but for the time being you can simply entertain yourself with my complete lack of knowledge.

So anyway, please share your thoughts and ideas. You can write to us in the Home Run of the Three Kingdoms topic at our forum, still named Scholars of Shen Zhou (by the way, what should we change its name to?) and you’re welcome to contact me directly by email as well. I thought it through and I'm going to stay at kongming.net. I'm sure some of you are baseball fans—or can become baseball fans—and who knows, maybe we'll find out that baseball and the Three Kingdoms have quite a lot in common!

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Re: Home Run of the Three Kingdoms?

Unread postby Sun Fin » Fri Apr 01, 2011 11:04 am

I love the idea! Being British I also know little about Baseball so I would love the chance to learn with you James!
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Re: Home Run of the Three Kingdoms?

Unread postby Kristina » Fri Apr 01, 2011 1:32 pm

Eww, baseball. I'm more of a football fan mehself. It's becoming the new "American" sport, methinks.

When is baseball season, anyways?
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Re: Home Run of the Three Kingdoms?

Unread postby Equinox » Fri Apr 01, 2011 2:54 pm

I guess Xiahou Mao is the Chicago Cubs of 3K. He just can't win. Though it might just be because Zhuge Liang has a mean fastball.
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Re: Home Run of the Three Kingdoms?

Unread postby Zhuanyong » Fri Apr 01, 2011 3:08 pm

Kristina wrote:Eww, baseball. I'm more of a football fan mehself. It's becoming the new "American" sport, methinks.

When is baseball season, anyways?


It started yesterday.

The Braves zeroed the Nationals!

Equinox wrote:I guess Xiahou Mao is the Chicago Cubs of 3K. He just can't win. Though it might just be because Zhuge Liang has a mean fastball.


Indeed :lol:
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Re: Home Run of the Three Kingdoms?

Unread postby dymlos timbre » Fri Apr 01, 2011 4:11 pm

So does this mean Liu bei's hexmark Horse is The Red Sox?
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Re: Home Run of the Three Kingdoms?

Unread postby Ranbir » Fri Apr 01, 2011 4:22 pm

From a boring book to a boring sport, typical!
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Re: Home Run of the Three Kingdoms?

Unread postby James » Fri Apr 01, 2011 4:42 pm

Equinox wrote:I guess Xiahou Mao is the Chicago Cubs of 3K. He just can't win. Though it might just be because Zhuge Liang has a mean fastball.

Aww, come on. He's actually quite a badass.

Ranbir wrote:From a boring book to a boring sport, typical!

There's just no pleasing you! :rangry:
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Re: Home Run of the Three Kingdoms?

Unread postby Ranbir » Fri Apr 01, 2011 4:50 pm

Sun Fin wrote:I love the idea! Being British I also know little about Baseball so I would love the chance to learn with you James!


Think 'Rounders', you know, what the girls play. Except guys play it and they need to swing with both arms instead of just the one.
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Re: Home Run of the Three Kingdoms?

Unread postby Sun Fin » Fri Apr 01, 2011 4:57 pm

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Sun Fin wrote:I love the idea! Being British I also know little about Baseball so I would love the chance to learn with you James!


Think 'Rounders', you know, what the girls play. Except guys play it and they need to swing with both arms instead of just the one.


So feminine men who need both arms to do what girls can do with one?
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