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The world needs baseball

Jim Caple is happy to get back to baseball now that the World Cup is coming to an end.

Updated: July 6, 2006, 1:33 AM ET
By Jim Caple | Page 2

The World Cup ends this weekend, which is nice in one respect: We have another four years of peace before hearing that we're morons for not loving soccer.

Don't get me wrong. This isn't another anti-soccer screed. I watch the World Cup. I've stayed up all night to watch past World Cup matches in an African restaurant and an English pub. I boned up for this year's tournament by reading "The Thinking Man's Guide to the World Cup.'' I just finished reading "Among the Thugs,'' Bill Buford's disturbing, ...

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