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Posted: Aug 9, 2022 - 4:59pm

Whoever is sticking pins in the voodoo doll of Chris Sale, please stop.

What a brutal season.

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Posted: Aug 9, 2022 - 10:32am

 miamizsun wrote:


what's next? instant slo-mo replay of  manly scratching sponsored by gold bond powder?


WITH ANY LUCK

Last night's Padres/Giants game was cooking along nicely, 0-0 for a few innings, then the Giants scratched out a run... and the pitchers were hot and the defense was hot and things just slowwed way down. One of the Padres pitchers has a routine that the announcers were saying would totally not work if they did implement a pitch clock, but all the pitchers were being very careful and despite it taking so long to play out, announcers on both sides agreed that it was a great game. One to nothing, ending with the kid, Camilo Doval, having to close it against Juan Soto, Manny Machado, and Josh Bell, ending with that pitch that Bell was tuned up for 100 but it was 103. A lackluster season for the Giants and honestly for the Padres too, the Dodgers are playing with their B-squad but look to get some pitchers back so no one's going to catch them... but inside all that was a captivating baseball game.
He's cut his hair but he's still strong! 
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Posted: Aug 9, 2022 - 10:30am

 miamizsun wrote:


what's next? instant slo-mo replay of  manly scratching sponsored by gold bond powder?

Don’t forget the slo-mo sunflower shell spitters in the dugout brought to you by the Sunflower growers of America Lobbyists.


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Posted: Aug 9, 2022 - 10:18am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:


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.



what's next? instant slo-mo replay of  manly scratching sponsored by gold bond powder?
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Posted: Aug 9, 2022 - 10:05am

 Red_Dragon wrote:


The Cubs aren't renewing Jason Heyward's contract. He's almost the last player from the 2016 team.


Wow
Well we’re not proud since we ain’t got no outfield anymore. We went from a gold glove outfield that could hit to the bad news bears. Chaim Bloom just plain sucks and has destroyed the SOX since he took over.




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Posted: Aug 9, 2022 - 9:56am

 GeneP59 wrote:

Huh?



The Cubs aren't renewing Jason Heyward's contract. He's almost the last player from the 2016 team.
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Posted: Aug 9, 2022 - 9:55am

 Red_Dragon wrote:

Sad to see Jay Hey go.


Huh?

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Posted: Aug 9, 2022 - 9:54am

 Red_Dragon wrote:

Sad to see Jay Hey go.



Yeah, and I'm not sure how it works if he signs with another team... will they have to pick up his salary? Or do the Cubs just eat it no matter what and he can play for $1 somewhere else?
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Posted: Aug 9, 2022 - 9:18am

Sad to see Jay Hey go.
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Posted: Aug 9, 2022 - 8:40am

Great Sox theme song for this year FREE FALLIN’

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Posted: Aug 8, 2022 - 11:04pm


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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. 
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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!



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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

I'm a little surprised by how well I'm doing with this game. This is probably a fluke, because today's answer was my first guess yesterday, so he was still top of mind.

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Posted: Jul 22, 2022 - 10:11am

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