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Posted: Feb 19, 2020 - 7:25pm

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Posted: Feb 19, 2020 - 7:21pm

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I admit I feel dirty and a little sick to my stomach over this whole thing. The fact that my team got caught doing something dirty is disheartening to say the least. I agree that it does befoul the win. Sign stealing has been a part of baseball since day one but I agree that to have taken it into the 21st century as the Astros did was just too much.  With that said I also think our pitching staff was equally responsible for us winning that series and knowing what pitch is about to be thrown and hitting that pitch are two entirely different things. That's just how it seems to me but again my take is distorted because I'm a homer like a mofo. {#Meditate}
 
I hear ya, we lost a pretty good manager and have been under investigation for two months because of his alleged involvement in  Houston. 
Seems he’s a bit of a fall guy, but they didn’t go easy on Hinch or the GM and I expect he’ll get it worse. Results are supposedly gonna be announced Friday.
Not hoping for another investigation at all, but I really wonder what in hell all Bret Gardner’s banging on the dugout ceiling was al about last year.  
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Posted: Feb 19, 2020 - 11:09am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

I think corking bats should be allowed. Maybe not with the superballs that some players were using, but actual cork, sure. 

 
 I think corked bats are far preferable to aluminium or even those splintery maple ones.  Even with superballs I don't think it does a whole lot other than make it lighter.  As a general rule lighter is faster, faster is better. 
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Posted: Feb 19, 2020 - 9:57am



 Prodigal_SOB wrote:

 
  I still kind of regret not getting a tee shirt I saw a while back that just had a big Cubs logo on the front with the "ubs" changed to "ork".
 
I think corking bats should be allowed. Maybe not with the superballs that some players were using, but actual cork, sure. 


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Posted: Feb 19, 2020 - 9:52am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

No idea what that feels like.

 
 
  I still kind of regret not getting a tee shirt I saw a while back that just had a big Cubs logo on the front with the "ubs" changed to "ork".
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Posted: Feb 19, 2020 - 9:52am



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  Several years ago I was watching a spring training game and one of the announcers was going over the new rules that would be in effect that year.  One of them was that starting that year when managers made mound visits they would be allowed to bring along an interpreter for their Japanese, Spanish, or whatever speaking pitchers. Without missing a beat Jim Deshaies chimed in "Man, I sure wished we had that back when Yogi was managing".
 


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Posted: Feb 19, 2020 - 9:49am

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also signing in multiple languages, including braille
 

  Several years ago I was watching a spring training game and one of the announcers was going over the new rules that would be in effect that year.  One of them was that starting that year when managers made mound visits they would be allowed to bring along an interpreter for their Japanese, Spanish, or whatever speaking pitchers. Without missing a beat Jim Deshaies chimed in "Man, I sure wish we had that back when Yogi was managing".
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Posted: Feb 19, 2020 - 8:53am



 Coaxial wrote:


I admit I feel dirty and a little sick to my stomach over this whole thing. The fact that my team got caught doing something dirty is disheartening to say the least. I agree that it does befoul the win. Sign stealing has been a part of baseball since day one but I agree that to have taken it into the 21st century as the Astros did was just too much.  With that said I also think our pitching staff was equally responsible for us winning that series and knowing what pitch is about to be thrown and hitting that pitch are two entirely different things. That's just how it seems to me but again my take is distorted because I'm a homer like a mofo. 
{#Meditate}
 

I think that's what the majority of the league feels - it's very different than the baserunner on second base or the batter looking down over his shoulder trying to steal signs - it's a hi-tech, 21st Century method in a 19th Century game (at least presently) played by people.  I have a feeling that the Astros batters are likely to get a lot of pitches that will be a little more "inside" than they will be comfortable with -  throughout this season.
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Posted: Feb 19, 2020 - 8:03am



 Coaxial wrote:


I admit I feel dirty and a little sick to my stomach over this whole thing. 
{#Meditate}
 

No idea what that feels like.

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Posted: Feb 19, 2020 - 7:03am

 Coaxial wrote:


I admit I feel dirty and a little sick to my stomach over this whole thing. The fact that my team got caught doing something dirty is disheartening to say the least. I agree that it does befoul the win. Sign stealing has been a part of baseball since day one but I agree that to have taken it into the 21st century as the Astros did was just too much.  With that said I also think our pitching staff was equally responsible for us winning that series and knowing what pitch is about to be thrown and hitting that pitch are two entirely different things. That's just how it seems to me but again my take is distorted because I'm a homer like a mofo. {#Meditate}
 
i say we need baseball equality

every team must use gov't allowed signs only

also signing in multiple languages, including braille

problem solved!
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Posted: Feb 19, 2020 - 6:45am



I admit I feel dirty and a little sick to my stomach over this whole thing. The fact that my team got caught doing something dirty is disheartening to say the least. I agree that it does befoul the win. Sign stealing has been a part of baseball since day one but I agree that to have taken it into the 21st century as the Astros did was just too much.  With that said I also think our pitching staff was equally responsible for us winning that series and knowing what pitch is about to be thrown and hitting that pitch are two entirely different things. That's just how it seems to me but again my take is distorted because I'm a homer like a mofo. {#Meditate}
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Posted: Feb 19, 2020 - 6:38am

this baseball thing seems to be catching on

because beer and hot-dogs?
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Posted: Feb 19, 2020 - 6:30am



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I don’t wanna work
I just wanna bang
On the can all day 
 


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Posted: Feb 19, 2020 - 6:22am

I don’t wanna work
I just wanna bang
On the can all day 
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Posted: Feb 13, 2020 - 3:25pm

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Posted: Feb 13, 2020 - 1:11pm



 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
So amongst the rule changes (No LOOGYs, 3 batter minimum, 26-man roster) the ones I wasn't aware of are cool... the September rosters only expand to 28, and the one I like most is that teams only have 20 seconds to challenge a play. That should put an end to having a dedicated team studying HD video slow-mo, trying to see if the ball was really in the back of the glove before the shadow of the toe passed over the fleck of dirt on the bag... the replay is for fixing obviously-missed calls, not those hair-splitting debates.
 
Is there a limit on number of challenges? In cricket they get one failed challenge per innings, I think. And your innings can stretch over a couple of days. Which kind of makes you wonder, "what's the hurry?" But if a team is batting for a draw, the fielders want to keep things moving along. I'm a bit surprised in baseball they don't use some of the high tech thermal cameras and sound recording to check foul tips.

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Posted: Feb 13, 2020 - 12:52pm

So amongst the rule changes (No LOOGYs, 3 batter minimum, 26-man roster) the ones I wasn't aware of are cool... the September rosters only expand to 28, and the one I like most is that teams only have 20 seconds to challenge a play. That should put an end to having a dedicated team studying HD video slow-mo, trying to see if the ball was really in the back of the glove before the shadow of the toe passed over the fleck of dirt on the bag... the replay is for fixing obviously-missed calls, not those hair-splitting debates.
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Posted: Feb 13, 2020 - 6:49am

The only way additional wild cards work is to have the #3 seed division winner play the #3 wild card and the 1 & 2 wild cards play each other in a one sudden death game. The winners play each other in a second sudden death game. Then to the division series, which has to be 7 games. Whoever comes out of these 2 games is likely to be screwed in pitching, making the DS 7, which is needed anyway, SOMEWHAT levels the pitching playing field. Screw the top 2 teams picking their opponent, that is idiotic.
And for my money, I’d, still be fine with one wild card and the 7 game DS being the initial series.
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Posted: Feb 11, 2020 - 1:34pm

Oh, by the way:
 
 


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Posted: Feb 11, 2020 - 8:34am



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No. Please. JUST NO.
 

The longer the postseason, the more meaningless the regular season. It'll be 162 exhibition games and then a round-robin "season" of all the teams that didn't finish below about .450

I was listening to some audiobook and it was saying that if you took the team with the best record (.700) in MLB and the team with the worst (.300), and put them in a best-of-seven series, the .300 team could be expected to win the series a shockingly high number of times. Make it a best-of-nine and they'd still have a good chance. In order to guarantee that the better team won the series, it would have to be a best-of-213 series or something like that. So the long regular season is pretty good at shaking out the best team. The series had more charm before interleague play, and more of a point: If AL/NL never play each other, we don't really know which league champion is better. Introduce more rounds of playoffs, it just doesn't answer the question at all. Exhibit A: SF Giants, 3x World Series Champions. Suck on it. 
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