- Jan 19, 2001
why do you guys over there in the great US of A call your baseball series the "World" series, when there is no other country in the series?????????????
If the USA (in 1903) was the only country in the world that baseball was played, it would've been a 'world' series.
I disagree. If only one country plays a game it is not a world championship but still a national championship. To be a true World Championship IMO you need to have competing teams from various parts of the world. While it may well be true that, say, the NBA championship team is better than any other team in the world, they cannot claim to be world champs unless they actually play those teams.
I don't understand the need for US National Champs in various sports to claim to be World Champions, after all being the US National Champ is nothing to be ashamed of!
-- Will Work for Five Million Dollars
In 1903 everyone wasn't so friggin' touchy, and nobody really cared about the tiny minority that was.
Ah, the good old days.
They could have called it something like "The Champions Series", similar to how the champions from the European soccer leagues come together to play "The Champions League" (formerly European Champion Clubs’ Cup).