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Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
« Reply #15 on: February 11, 2017, 02:52:05 PM »
I read Thant too.  Appearantly Joe Torre is supportive of the change.  I think it's a pointless change. 


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Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
« Reply #16 on: February 12, 2017, 11:05:12 AM »
Sounds dumb.
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Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
« Reply #17 on: February 13, 2017, 07:27:13 AM »
I think they are just looking to shorten games. I could see doing something like that in the 13th inning but not in the 10th.
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Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
« Reply #18 on: February 13, 2017, 07:38:59 AM »
I think they are just looking to shorten games. I could see doing something like that in the 13th inning but not in the 10th.

There are a lot of other ways they could and should shorten games.
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Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
« Reply #19 on: February 13, 2017, 11:17:19 AM »
I think they already use the runner on second rule in International play.
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Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
« Reply #20 on: February 13, 2017, 03:57:39 PM »
I read MLB is going to try out a new extra inning rule in the rookie league. If the games goes into extra innings each team will start their inning with a runner on 2nd.

Please, dear god, no. If they feel like doing something meaningful they should get rid of that stupid designated hitter garbage.
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Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
« Reply #21 on: February 13, 2017, 08:29:46 PM »
I read MLB is going to try out a new extra inning rule in the rookie league. If the games goes into extra innings each team will start their inning with a runner on 2nd.

Please, dear god, no. If they feel like doing something meaningful they should get rid of that stupid designated hitter garbage.

I like the DH. Pitchers pitch, not hit. I want to watch pitchers hit like I want to see the right fielder pitch to every 9th hitter.
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Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
« Reply #22 on: February 14, 2017, 04:41:24 AM »
Bah, you play baseball. That means you play baseball, not little pieces of it. Fielders field, why do they hit?
And while they're at it they should get rid of base coaches as well. The player is doing the running and it's his job to make the call.  >:D

...like I want to see the right fielder pitch to every 9th hitter.

Hmm, now that's not a bad idea!  :dreamer:
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Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
« Reply #23 on: February 21, 2017, 04:52:53 PM »
Excited about the new season....except the outfield. Cleveland's outfield makes me nervous.

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Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
« Reply #24 on: March 06, 2017, 05:22:10 AM »
Well I know I have one game on the docket this summer to watch live.  The father-in-law are going to Kaufman Stadium to watch a Royals and Yankees game.

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Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
« Reply #25 on: March 20, 2017, 10:52:48 AM »
can anyone confirm/deny this one?

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Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
« Reply #26 on: March 20, 2017, 02:14:36 PM »
I can't confirm or deny it but it's pretty damn impressive if it's true.

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Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
« Reply #27 on: March 20, 2017, 02:28:14 PM »
Maddux was an outstanding and dominate pitcher.  I'd definitely place him in my top 5 all time easily.

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Re: 2017 Baseball Thread
« Reply #28 on: March 20, 2017, 04:14:59 PM »
http://www.britishbaseball.org/

I actually used to play baseball when I was a young chap, maybe 18-19 years old.
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