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Re: Baseball 2017 Season Thread
« Reply #60 on: May 06, 2017, 08:38:02 pm »
Clearly didn't miss out on much today.
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« Reply #61 on: May 07, 2017, 09:43:20 pm »
Sorry, Bluto.  Did what I could.

Yankees are in town tomorrow.  Might head down to see how big a mofo that Judge kid is.
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« Reply #62 on: May 07, 2017, 10:37:38 pm »
Aroldis Chapman really choked tonight.  He got ahead early on just about every batter he faced, but the Cubs batters were patient and picked him apart. And then he hit Rizzo on his first pitch to him, tying up the game :rolleyes:
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« Reply #63 on: May 08, 2017, 12:40:52 am »
And an MLB record 44 total strikeouts in this Cubs-Yankees game.  Top of the 17th and I'm staying up as long as it takes.
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« Reply #64 on: May 08, 2017, 01:37:38 am »
Right there with you.  Damn.  Game reminded me of World War I.  Also, pitchers hitting is stupid.
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Re: Baseball 2017 Season Thread
« Reply #65 on: May 08, 2017, 07:36:31 am »
Thank God it didn't go past 18, because I was ready to bail :D
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Re: Baseball 2017 Season Thread
« Reply #66 on: May 08, 2017, 12:31:02 pm »
Right there with you.  Damn.  Game reminded me of World War I.  Also, pitchers hitting is stupid.

Game did turn out to be a advertisement of the DH
What better way to end an epic 18 inning game, then with the home team threatening, 2 men on, and 2 out, and sending up a .105 hitting pitcher to bat as a pinch hitter?
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Re: Baseball 2017 Season Thread
« Reply #67 on: May 08, 2017, 01:17:40 pm »
Keep your DH in your AL, pal.  I like having pitchers hit.

And (not directed at anyone here) I'm getting tired of people whining about extra innings games.  They are what they are-- embrace the chaos.  We don't want ties in baseball, nor any "automatic runner at 2nd base" shenanigans.
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« Reply #68 on: May 08, 2017, 01:21:41 pm »
Changing baseball will upset baseball fans and do nothing for people who do not like baseball. It is what it is and has been for the past 40 years.

I know how painful extra innings can be. I sat through a 25 inning marathon between UT and Boston College back in 2009. Have you ever been to an eight hour sporting event? It is surreal.
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« Reply #69 on: May 08, 2017, 01:22:02 pm »
Btw, I was in the little shop for game-used memorabilia inside Great American Ballpark during yesterday's game and they had the visiting locker Arrieta used before and after his no-hitter.  No price was posted-- just a note to contact the Reds if interested.  I can see the ball, hat, jersey, etc. carrying a lot of value, but the locker?  I'm sure some fool will prove me wrong.
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« Reply #70 on: May 08, 2017, 01:34:32 pm »
Keep your DH in your AL, pal.  I like having pitchers hit automatic outs.

And (not directed at anyone here) I'm getting tired of people whining about extra innings games.  They are what they are-- embrace the chaos.  We don't want ties in baseball, nor any "automatic runner at 2nd base" shenanigans.
Fixed that for you.  There aren't enough Bumgarners to use "pitcher" and "hit" together and make it not a joke.  I do however enjoy extra innings baseball.  It adds some nice tension.  A whole series of 9th innings in a row.
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Re: Baseball 2017 Season Thread
« Reply #71 on: May 08, 2017, 01:42:44 pm »
Keep your DH in your AL, pal.  I like having pitchers hit.

OK but
last night (this morning's) game did not show the practice in its best light, to say the least.
2 outs 1 run down Bryant gets a key hit, Rizzo coming up, fans on their feet.
Oh wait, Cubs are long out of PH and the pitcher slot is after Rizzo.
So . . . game over.  Talk about anti-climax

Anyways - how did the Judge 3-bagger look?  Even the hits that stay in the park are monsters.
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« Reply #72 on: May 08, 2017, 01:43:34 pm »
Fixed that for you.  There aren't enough Bumgarners to use "pitcher" and "hit" together and make it not a joke.  I do however enjoy extra innings baseball.  It adds some nice tension.  A whole series of 9th innings in a row.

It's fun when they do hit, though.  Remember Colon's HR last year??  And Wainwright's value as a batter has been way better than his value as pitcher so far in 2017.  Also, just seeing Cueto having to squeeze a batting helmet over his braids is worth the price of admission.

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Re: Baseball 2017 Season Thread
« Reply #73 on: May 08, 2017, 01:45:54 pm »
Keep your DH in your AL, pal.  I like having pitchers hit.

And (not directed at anyone here) I'm getting tired of people whining about extra innings games.  They are what they are-- embrace the chaos.  We don't want ties in baseball, nor any "automatic runner at 2nd base" shenanigans.

There's actually a long history of ties in baseball, since before outdoor lighting games would routinely have to be called because of darkness.

https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/but-its-tradition-is-no-reason-to-ban-ties-games-in-mlb/


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Re: Baseball 2017 Season Thread
« Reply #74 on: May 08, 2017, 01:48:56 pm »
Ties happen they just do not get counted in the standings. But the game stats count for the players. They usually happen because of weather.

Sometimes they get replayed if those games turnout to matter.
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