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Friday, October 5, 2012

5 Things to Say to People So They Stop Talking About Baseball: #realtalk

Posted By on Fri, Oct 5, 2012 at 9:20 AM

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Cue the rage, please.
  • Cue the rage, please.

2. Create a diversion by referencing a rival team. When you're getting pounded by an aggressive barrage of sports factoids, your best defense is another team. Nothing gets a Cardinals fan more worked up then some reference to the Chicago Cubs.

You don't even need to make an actual statement. Just innocently drop some question about the Cubs on your mega-fan. I give them 90 seconds to get so riled up, they spend their energy all at once, and don't even wanna talk about baseball anymore. Wam, bam, thank you Cubs.

3. Drop some Pujols jokes

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Simple, yet oh so effective. Once the inner twelve-year old emerges, we can transition to some other topic. "Poo-holes" is the perfect segue into a conversation about your companion's latest colonoscopy.

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