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    Apparently NBC is not streaming any video of the opening game, Taiwan vs. Netherlands, now under way.

    EDIT: Okay, now it's on... in the bottom of the fourth. "Chinese Taipei" leads 1-0...
    Last edited by Pere; 08-12-2008, 08:37 PM.

  • #2
    I'm on daulup and my modem is messed up anyway so I can't watch streaming.

    At any rate, the first game is in the books

    Taiwan 5

    The Netherlands 0

    Here is the PBP

    http://results.beijing2008.cn/WRM/EN...html#BBM400901
    sigpicMan, do I *HATE* the Yankees!!!!!!

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    • #3
      Game 2:

      Canada 10

      China 0

      (8 inning mercy-rule)

      http://results.beijing2008.cn/WRM/EN...html#BBM400902
      sigpicMan, do I *HATE* the Yankees!!!!!!

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      • #4
        The all migthy US Team lost against South Korea 7:8
        At had fun watching it. It was a really good game with US getting the lead in Top 9.

        We will see what happens to the squad that allready have won the gold medal in theri minds in the next games.
        The only thing you know is you never know and that you know for sure!

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        • #5
          At least you saw it. It wasn't on TV here

          Here's the recap

          http://results.beijing2008.cn/WRM/EN...html#BBM400903

          Oh, they will televise the USA/Netherlands game..but on tape delay at 3:30 am (ET) on the CNBC channel.

          they just had a quick recap on the USA on the day...lost in soccer and won in softball...no mention of baseball at all.

          Now they are going to show women's basketball...USA v Mali

          WHERE THE HECK IS AT LEAST *ONE* MENTION OF BASEBALL???????????????
          sigpicMan, do I *HATE* the Yankees!!!!!!

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          • #6
            Well I watched it as Livestream on http://www.nbcolympics.com/tv_and_on...ngs/index.html someone posted this link on another thread here.
            As far as I can see they are brodcasting every game. I watched also Cuba vs Japan. There is no commentator but you have stadium sound.
            The only thing you know is you never know and that you know for sure!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Paula59 View Post
              The all migthy US Team lost against South Korea 7:8
              At had fun watching it. It was a really good game with US getting the lead in Top 9.

              We will see what happens to the squad that allready have won the gold medal in theri minds in the next games.
              I don't think they feel they already have gold. There is too much competition in the field and heck they didn't even make the last Olympics.
              Baseball Journeyman

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Paula59 View Post
                Well I watched it as Livestream on http://www.nbcolympics.com/tv_and_on...ngs/index.html someone posted this link on another thread here.
                As far as I can see they are brodcasting every game. I watched also Cuba vs Japan. There is no commentator but you have stadium sound.
                I know it's being streamed, but I'm on dialup and my modem is messed up..won't connect higher than 26.4. I am going to have to wait until after the Olympics are done before I can get it replaced.


                I gotta get a bit of sleep
                sigpicMan, do I *HATE* the Yankees!!!!!!

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                • #9
                  We win vs Japan and take revenge to the WBC you know are not there Ichiro Dice K and Fukudome the path to the gold medal already on

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Paula59 View Post
                    There is no commentator but you have stadium sound.
                    I like it like this.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Paula59 View Post
                      Well I watched it as Livestream on http://www.nbcolympics.com/tv_and_on...ngs/index.html someone posted this link on another thread here.
                      As far as I can see they are brodcasting every game. I watched also Cuba vs Japan. There is no commentator but you have stadium sound.
                      Do you watch the games with NBC Livestream outside the US? Is that possible? I can't find the right zip code.

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                      • #12
                        Yes but you have to cheat a little

                        I can send you via pm details if you want to. I donĀ“t know if I am allowed to post it here jalbrigth?
                        The only thing you know is you never know and that you know for sure!

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                        • #13
                          See http://www.baseball-reference.com/bullpen/2008_Olympics for summaries of all the game one action.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by cuba_ball View Post
                            We win vs Japan and take revenge to the WBC you know are not there Ichiro Dice K and Fukudome the path to the gold medal already on
                            Where did you fiund Despaigne????

                            I'm in love with this kid!!

                            He could be starting in the major leagues right now!
                            sigpicMan, do I *HATE* the Yankees!!!!!!

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                            • #15
                              Alfredo Despaigne came up around the same time as Alexei Bell. He never really got the same amount of international press coverage as Bell because he didn't hit as many homeruns when they introduced the new baseball.
                              "They put me in the Hall of Fame? They must really be scraping the bottom of the barrel!"
                              -Eppa Rixey, upon learning of his induction to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

                              Motafy (MO-ta-fy) vt. -fied, -fying 1. For a pitcher to melt down in a big game situation; to become like Guillermo Mota. 2. The transformation of a good pitcher into one of Guillermo Mota's caliber.

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