Re: The Baseball Test Case

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    >>There are well accepted sociological explanations for these phenomena that
    >>I won't bore you with.

    >There are? Besides stubborness?

    Okay, I'll bore you.
    Rugby Union spread through Wales because the principal college for Methodist missionaries happened to be a rugby-playing college.
    Football-soccer spread through South America because the railways were mainly built by English engineers.
    Southern Australia is the cradle of Aussie Rules because it has a higher population of Irish descent, and Aussie Rules football is a direct descendent of Irish (Gaelic) football. Queensland plays Rugby League because of a higher proportion of northern English ethnic origin.

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