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Postby shafnutz05 » Fri Jan 08, 2021 12:00 pm

Peripherally related to today's sad news about Lasorda...this is great stuff. No surprise Tommy (Tubs) was all about this.


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Postby willeyeam » Fri Jan 08, 2021 1:34 pm

was trevor bauer right because everyone does this?

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Postby LeopardLetang » Mon Jan 11, 2021 4:35 pm

then it wouldn't correlate to the spin rate increases. funny if they were the only ones employing it so aggressively, they must have been nervous about all the talk of increased spin rate

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Postby Troy Loney » Tue Jan 12, 2021 7:22 pm



A willingness to spend money this off-season can basically turn your team into a playoff contender.

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Postby blackjack68 » Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:10 pm

Idontbelieveyou.gif

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Postby willeyeam » Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:19 pm

Ichiro was the best

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Postby Gaucho » Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:22 pm

yup

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Postby willeyeam » Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:27 pm

3,089 hits and he was 27 in his rookie season. Crazy. The stories about his dad almost ruining baseball for him were sad.

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Postby shafnutz05 » Wed Jan 13, 2021 7:22 am

Yup. He also had 200 hits in ten consecutive seasons, which like ulf noted is crazy considering most of the years he did that he was in his 30s.

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Postby willeyeam » Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:11 am

I don't hate this..


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Postby Freddy Rumsen » Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:13 am

If we have to have the DH, which is straight garbage, this is the least bad way to do it.

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Postby MR25 » Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:17 am

At least it would stop the stupid BS in the playoffs where they have their "starter" pitch an inning or two and then bring in the guy who should've started in the first place.

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Postby Dickie Dunn » Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:17 am

You know what's straight garbage? Watching pitchers swing a bat and enduring galaxy brain managers like Clint Hurdle double switch his bench away.

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Postby King Colby » Thu Jan 14, 2021 7:14 pm

Love this idea. Great DH hybrid model

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Postby MWB » Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:06 pm

Love this idea. Great DH hybrid model
Same

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Postby Troy Loney » Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:07 pm

Seems kind of gimmicky, I’d rather just have the dh

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Postby Freddy Rumsen » Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:16 pm

The DH is a gimmick.

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Postby Orlando Penguin » Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:17 pm

I'm a big believer in doing whatever you have to do to win a game. If that means starting the closer and pitching him an inning or 2, then so be it. If it means playing every one of your fielders on the right side of the diamond, so be it (people who whine about the shift bother the hell out of me...hit it where they ain't, stop always pulling the ball...you get paid millions, show off your skill). So Stark's idea goes against my thinking. If it's entertainment combined with competition that we're concerned with, just keep the universal DH and be done with it. Then we can work on cutting down the commercial time in between innings so these 3:15 games can get dropped to around 2:50.

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Postby Dickie Dunn » Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:26 pm

Stark’s idea is gimmicky bullshit. So if my starter gets absolutely rocked in the first inning and I pull him out of mercy I’m also sacrificing my DH before he even got an AB and now have to try to mount a half-assed comeback down one of my best bats while relying on relief pitchers or bench bats to fill the void for the next 9 innings? **** that. **** this idea. **** traditionalism. **** the love for watching grown men flail about at the plate once every five days while never taking BP in between. Universal DH is where it’s at.

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Postby DigitalGypsy66 » Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:31 pm

It’s time to let the old ways die...

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Postby MrKennethTKangaroo » Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:46 pm

I like the idea of trying to figure out how to get starters to go deeper in games, but this isnt it.

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Postby robbiestoupe » Fri Jan 15, 2021 7:17 am

Stark’s idea is gimmicky bullshit. So if my starter gets absolutely rocked in the first inning and I pull him out of mercy I’m also sacrificing my DH before he even got an AB and now have to try to mount a half-assed comeback down one of my best bats while relying on relief pitchers or bench bats to fill the void for the next 9 innings? **** that. **** this idea. **** traditionalism. **** the love for watching grown men flail about at the plate once every five days while never taking BP in between. Universal DH is where it’s at.
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And cut out the relief pitcher warm up pitches after he’s thrown 50 warm up pitches in the bullpen.

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Postby MrKennethTKangaroo » Fri Jan 15, 2021 7:45 am

Stark’s idea is gimmicky bullshit. So if my starter gets absolutely rocked in the first inning and I pull him out of mercy I’m also sacrificing my DH before he even got an AB and now have to try to mount a half-assed comeback down one of my best bats while relying on relief pitchers or bench bats to fill the void for the next 9 innings? **** that. **** this idea. **** traditionalism. **** the love for watching grown men flail about at the plate once every five days while never taking BP in between. Universal DH is where it’s at.
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And cut out the relief pitcher warm up pitches after he’s thrown 50 warm up pitches in the bullpen.
My dad has been pissing and moaning about reliever warm up pitches for decades, “If a QB gets injuries, does everyone stand around and let the backup QB get a few warmup throws? No, he just goes out there and plays” etc. etc. etc.

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Postby Orlando Penguin » Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:51 am

Different mound conditions between the bullpen and the field. Yes, limit the throws. But again, length of commercial time also helps contribute to this. Give em 5 throws and then let’s get on with it.

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