Stop Soccer from Spreading

It’s up to us to stop the spread of soccer and introduce the beauty of baseball. Millions of young boys and girls in Ireland have no choice but to trudge around kicking a black-and-white ball. Give them the opportunity to throw the horsehide, swing the lumber, and run around a real baseball diamond. The Irish need only $1 each from 20,000 people to build the first ballpark ever constructed in Ireland.

Donate a dollar today, and put an end to soccer tomorrow..

Joe Janish began MetsToday in 2005 to provide the unique perspective of a high-level player and coach -- he earned NCAA D-1 All-American honors as a catcher and coached several players who went on to play pro ball. As a result his posts often include mechanical evaluations, scout-like analysis, and opinions that go beyond the numbers. Follow Joe's baseball tips on Twitter at @onbaseball and at the On Baseball Google Plus page.
  1. Corey Gorey February 20, 2013 at 4:27 pm
    I can’t believe every MLB club can’t donate a dime from all those St. Paddy’s Day jerseys they make every year. (Well, I *can* believe it, but they should do something…)

    Forget about the spread of soccer (which, oddly enough was a term coined by an Englishman)–it’s everywhere and then some. You ever try explaining to someone from somewhere outside of the US what the hell’s going on during a game? Good luck. Soccer? “Ball needs to go in there, and only the two guys on each end with the Mickey Mouse gloves can touch it with their hands”

  2. John O'Brien February 21, 2013 at 5:05 pm
    Baseball is “The Great Game” and soccer is “The Beautiful Game”. There is room for both in this world.
    • Joe Janish February 21, 2013 at 11:24 pm
      EXACTLY! So how about making a donation toward building a baseball park in Ireland? At the moment there isn’t much room for baseball in that tiny, beautiful part of the world.