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Are sports in Japan played favoring a tie?

Postby f00fbug » Fri 06.30.2006 11:49 am

I heard from a co worker that sports, baseball specifically, in Japan are played favoring a tie, rather than a win. I was just wondering if this was fact or fiction.
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RE: Are sports in Japan played favoring a tie?

Postby AJBryant » Fri 06.30.2006 12:40 pm

That is absolutely insane. The whole country virtually stops every year for the national HIGH SCHOOL baseball championships, played at Koshien Stadium. There are multi-million dollar businesses around Japan's several major league teams. You think that kind of attention would be focused on something that never had a winner?

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RE: Are sports in Japan played favoring a tie?

Postby two_heads_talking » Fri 06.30.2006 4:09 pm

:o yeah idon't think i have ever seen a sumo match that ended in a tie either.. :o
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RE: Are sports in Japan played favoring a tie?

Postby TrilinguisT » Fri 06.30.2006 6:58 pm

that is totally insane, kinda like how everyone in the US watches the Superbowl
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RE: Are sports in Japan played favoring a tie?

Postby keatonatron » Fri 06.30.2006 9:28 pm

There'd be a lot less suicide if there was no shame of losing :D

EDIT: Plus, in baseball you can't have a tie. The game keeps going until someone wins.
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RE: Are sports in Japan played favoring a tie?

Postby Oyaji » Sat 07.01.2006 4:43 am

keatonatron wrote:
in baseball you can't have a tie. The game keeps going until someone wins.


Actually there are ties in Japanese professional baseball. They only play three extra innings at the most. If at the end of twelve innings the score is still tied, it's declared a draw.

But no, they don't play for a tie.
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RE: Are sports in Japan played favoring a tie?

Postby becks23 » Sat 07.01.2006 6:24 am

AJBryant wrote:
That is absolutely insane. The whole country virtually stops every year for the national HIGH SCHOOL baseball championships, played at Koshien Stadium.
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I remember walking into a McDonalds in Tokyo...they had the entire bracket for the High School championship on the wall. Not only that but it was also on the little paper sheet you get on the tray. I've never seen such devotion for HIGH SCHOOL baseball, you don't get that in England(even with footie;) ) it's all about the PremiershipB)
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RE: Are sports in Japan played favoring a tie?

Postby billy-jay » Sun 07.02.2006 8:12 am

Oyaji wrote:
keatonatron wrote:
in baseball you can't have a tie. The game keeps going until someone wins.


Actually there are ties in Japanese professional baseball. They only play three extra innings at the most. If at the end of twelve innings the score is still tied, it's declared a draw.

But no, they don't play for a tie.


One of the tournaments the baseball team I play for participates in will only play one extra inning after a tie game. That inning, BTW, starts off with the leadoff and #2 hitters on third and second base (respectively) with one out and the #3 hitter at bat. If the score is still tied after that inning, the two teams line up and the 1 thru 9 hitters of both teams play rock paper scissors. Whoever has the most wins at that is declared the winner.
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RE: Are sports in Japan played favoring a tie?

Postby two_heads_talking » Wed 07.05.2006 11:49 am

billy-jay wrote:


One of the tournaments the baseball team I play for participates in will only play one extra inning after a tie game. That inning, BTW, starts off with the leadoff and #2 hitters on third and second base (respectively) with one out and the #3 hitter at bat. If the score is still tied after that inning, the two teams line up and the 1 thru 9 hitters of both teams play rock paper scissors. Whoever has the most wins at that is declared the winner.


and if you don't think rock paper scissors is competetive, go to any school yard and watch them play it.. those kids get mighty upset if they lose.
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RE: Are sports in Japan played favoring a tie?

Postby billy-jay » Wed 07.05.2006 7:17 pm

The Seibu Lions and Soft Bank Hawks played to a tie last night. I hate ties in baseball.
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