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RBDS9 159 – Take Me Out to the Holosuite (S7E4)

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Rebinging Star Trek DS9: Take Me Out to the Holosuite

Hello Star Trek fans! Welcome to Rebinge Deep Space Nine S7E4: Take Me Out to the Holosuite. We’ve finally reached the baseball episode! I’ve been waiting 7 seasons for this and it’s finally here.

Take Me Out to the Holosuite

Sisko has been dealing with a Vulcan bully for the majority of his career (who knew?)! And when the bully challenges him to a game of baseball, Sisko can’t resist accepting even though most of his crew has can’t play. We spend a surprising amount of time in a Star Trek episode learning how to play baseball and playing baseball (sometimes badly). This is a light-hearted episode with Sisko channeling Dusty Baker through the use of a tooth pick.

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2 comments on “RBDS9 159 – Take Me Out to the Holosuite (S7E4)

  1. TV-aholic says:

    I am a little behind on the podcast, but just finished listening to this episode and, as a baseball fan and player since I was 6 years old, I wanted to address a few of your comments.

    1) A “good athlete” or a strong person, has nothing to do with excelling in the sport of baseball. There is more to the game and doing well in the game than have “good eye-hand coordination.” If we are talking about tennis, football (US or European style) or basketball, then those qualities/skills in a person will be a benefit. Not in baseball. It is a different sport that is unique in how you play and apply your skills. It is a sport that a 5′ 8″ 145 lb player can be a better player than a 6′ 3″, 205lb player. In other sports, this is very rare.

    2) A few things on the decline of baseball being a defunct sport in the 24th century is both a comment on the real sport in the 1990’s and current trends of the sport today.

    In the 80’s and 90’s, player strikes and lockouts had happened multiple times. Fans were getting tired of the greed in the game (from both sides) and recovery was only just beginning.

    I have recently watch a YouTube presentation on how overall attendance in NMLB game has continued to drop in the 21st century. The top winning teams are staying strong, but mid-level and bad franchises draw relatively poorly. Look at the Oakland A’s of today. There are games that there are only a couple of thousand fans in the stands.

    Keep up the great works as the BEST podcast of the TTM network. Glad to hear you will continue with Voyage after the DS9 run!

    1. kimvoe says:

      Hello TV-aholic. Thanks for the comment and the compliment! We’re glad to have you along for the ride.

      Agreed that there was a decline of interest in baseball in the 90s so it does make sense that someone might write about its demise. We just feel pretty strongly that sport would be even more popular when money is removed from the equation as then it just becomes about skill and the love of the games.

      Also agreed that all sizes/shapes of players can excel at baseball. It’s kind of a leisurely game really (I mean look at all of the softball and baseball leagues around the country that involve people of all ages). But I wonder if weirdly this is contributing to its declining appeal – like maybe that fact makes it less fun to watch the pros. I hadn’t thought about that before, but when you watch the greats play tennis you know you can’t do what they’re doing, but maybe that feeling is lost when watching mediocre baseball teams. Regardless, it just remains unfathomable that Bashir wouldn’t excel at it. It would have made more sense to me if he got injured and was unable to play rather than having him just not be good. Doesn’t align with the rest of Bashir’s story!

      Kim

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