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ScottFromWyoming

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Posted: Aug 5, 2022 - 8:23am

 rgio wrote:

Starters warm-up, sit in the dugout, and then get 10 to 15 warm-up pitches before the next half inning starts.  Throwing in the 90's + requires some easing into the inning.  


I was talking about the hike in from the outfield bullpen, after a meeting on the mound, after the exiting pitcher has left the field. Then they have 100 seconds of commercial time out/warmup throws so they take it. I don't know that it would save anything, really, but going to commercial, getting a 2-pitch out, then going to commercial again gives the impression of games taking forever, like the last 2 minutes of a football game that take half an hour.

 rgio wrote:

The decision-making that helps your team win is making the sport less enjoyable to watch.


This is 100% opposite of my point and my point of view. The decision-making is baseball, and a timer exacerbates the Moneyball aspect of it, forcing managers to go with the computer, and doesn't allow the kind of mind games that some managers used to love to play. 
rgio

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Posted: Aug 5, 2022 - 4:50am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

 Starters warm up, then sit in the dugout until it's time to pitch, relievers should, too.


Starters warm-up, sit in the dugout, and then get 10 to 15 warm-up pitches before the next half inning starts.  Throwing in the 90's + requires some easing into the inning.  

If you want to blame something, blame Sabermetrics and Bill James and Moneyball (Damn you Brad Pitt!).

Thinking takes time.  Knowing that 37% of the time when behind in the count this pitcher will throw either a fastball or a curve requires constant recalibration.  Need a moment to do math?  Step out of the box and adjust your batting glove.  Last year's NL MVP, Bryce Harper, does it every.....single....pitch.  I'm OK with it because he plays for the Phillies... but for the love of all that's holy, sometimes it takes forever. 

The biggest time-suck is the metrics on pitchers.  Left/Right matchups, and the hyper-focused roles of middle reliever, 8th inning, and "closer"...brings a lot of math into the mix.  Do you go to the reliever with 2 out in the 8th and a one-run lead when the next batter is left-handed and hits 400 against him with runners on base?  That stuff takes time, and the pitchers, catchers, managers, assistants, and hitters are all doing it between most pitches.

The decision-making that helps your team win is making the sport less enjoyable to watch.
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Posted: Aug 4, 2022 - 5:55pm

 miamizsun wrote:


i agree
how about a pitch/play clock?
like in football (think delay of game) and a shot clock in basketball
just a thought

edit: already one in the minors 


or use a speed chess clock!



ScottFromWyoming

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Posted: Aug 4, 2022 - 3:17pm

 miamizsun wrote:


i agree
how about a pitch/play clock?
like in football (think delay of game) and a shot clock in basketball
just a thought

edit: already one in the minors 


No. 
When baseball games get interesting, they slow down. It's natural, and drives me nuts when the pitcher doesn't have time to soil himself. It's awesome when you can see them second-guessing themselves, their catcher, their decision to not be a lawyer like Mom wanted and have to come to grips with the fact that they have to throw a ball past a guy with a club who wants to hit it very hard. 

I think someone put an idea out that mid-inning relievers had to come in from the dugout. Stop taking commercial breaks, just bring them in, couple of warmup tosses, and play ball... that would take some of the drudgery out of late-inning games that really should be nail-biters. Starters warm up, then sit in the dugout until it's time to pitch, relievers should, too.

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Posted: Aug 4, 2022 - 11:08am

black321 wrote:

Sparked my interest from the Vin obit thread.  
Being a casual baseball fan, anything over 3 hours is too long for me.
Saw the Rockies beat the Dodgers 5-3 last Sat, and the game was done within 3 hours. Nice. 

YearAverage Length of Game
20213:10
20163:04
20112:56
20062:51
20012:58
19962:55
19912:48
19862:48
19812:38
19762:29
https://legionreport.com/how-l...


i agree
how about a pitch/play clock?
like in football (think delay of game) and a shot clock in basketball
just a thought

edit: already one in the minors 
black321

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Posted: Aug 4, 2022 - 10:56am

Sparked my interest from the Vin obit thread.  
Being a casual baseball fan, anything over 3 hours is too long for me.
Saw the Rockies beat the Dodgers 5-3 last Sat, and the game was done within 3 hours. Nice. 
YearAverage Length of Game
20213:10
20163:04
20112:56
20062:51
20012:58
19962:55
19912:48
19862:48
19812:38
19762:29
https://legionreport.com/how-l...
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Posted: Jul 24, 2022 - 9:19am

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Posted: Jul 23, 2022 - 9:09am

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Posted: Jul 22, 2022 - 10:11am

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maryte

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Posted: Jul 21, 2022 - 10:42am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:



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It wouldn't have helped me but it puts Ohtani as DH, not SP,  and LeMahieu as 3B. 

PS it did not make me log in, and I tested in incognito and nope, no login required. I think.


Good to know about no login, at least for others, as I play ALL the MLB games, because I simply do not have a life. 
ScottFromWyoming

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Posted: Jul 21, 2022 - 8:51am

 maryte wrote:

Posting here as well as in the Wordle thread:

Okay, so you like Wordle? You like baseball? Try Pickle! I think you have to sign up for an MLB.com account, but it's pretty painless.

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It wouldn't have helped me but it puts Ohtani as DH, not SP,  and LeMahieu as 3B. 

PS it did not make me log in, and I tested in incognito and nope, no login required. I think.
maryte

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Posted: Jul 21, 2022 - 8:01am

Posting here as well as in the Wordle thread:

Okay, so you like Wordle? You like baseball? Try Pickle! I think you have to sign up for an MLB.com account, but it's pretty painless.

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Posted: Jul 19, 2022 - 11:34am

Anyone have any contact with ProdigalSOB?
rgio

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Posted: Jul 14, 2022 - 5:28am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
A huuuuge stretch and a fun read. 

Baseball is all about numbers and history...which is why it's not so popular with the younger crowd.  The only numbers they care about now have to do with betting on their phone.

Since this is a classic, pre-smart phone bar argument....  I'll suggest that the list ignores the reality that greatness for the Yankees had already been excluded via the retired number.  The only single-digit numbers available his rookie year were 2 and 6 (which has subsequently been retired for Joe Torre).   That's a lot of limitations on associating numbers to greatness.  

Over all of MLB...wouldn't it make more sense that greatness relates to retired numbers?  If so,  2 is way down the list. 

ScottFromWyoming

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Posted: Jul 13, 2022 - 7:05pm

 Proclivities wrote:

A huuuuge stretch and a fun read. 
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Posted: Jul 13, 2022 - 6:14am

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ScottFromWyoming

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Posted: Jul 1, 2022 - 9:24am

 steeler wrote:

$16 in DC for draft, craft beers 20 oz




A few years ago it was $14 for a craft beer at Coors Field or a 24oz Bud Light etc.; last summer $10 for a pint of actual good beer at Wrigley, Goose Island Green Line. There were a lot of other choices but that stand was 20' from the bleachers.


steeler

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Posted: Jul 1, 2022 - 8:38am

 rgio wrote:

$10?  They're $18 in Philly.

$16 in DC for draft, craft beers 20 oz


rgio

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Posted: Jul 1, 2022 - 8:34am

 Red_Dragon wrote:
And we wonder why beers at the ballpark are $10.

$10?  They're $18 in Philly.
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Posted: Jul 1, 2022 - 8:14am

 rgio wrote:

That was posted 12 years ago.  

Check number 11 of 25 arrives today.   The final one will arrive when Bobby is 72.   You gotta love baseball.



And we wonder why beers at the ballpark are $10.
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