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Postby robbiestoupe » Wed Apr 14, 2021 12:41 pm

MLB: Let's improve the play, strategy and the speed of the game by implementing the double hook

MLB: Let's make the above changes moot by moving the rubber back 1' so that every pitcher is out by the 3rd inning anyway after throwing 100 pitches, 50 of them in play
MLB: hasn't done either of the above
Of course not, but just doesn't make sense to implement both. Unless it's an either/or situation

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Postby willeyeam » Wed Apr 14, 2021 1:11 pm

Well we'll see how it goes in the Atlantic League

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Postby MWB » Wed Apr 14, 2021 1:17 pm

Would 1 foot really make a huge difference? Feels like the only thing that would change would be guys throwing 97 instead of 99.
I think it would. That's a big difference for hitters in terms of reaction time. I was listening to someone (forget who it was, maybe Richard Justice) talk about this and the thinking was it's the least disruptive way to make an effective change.

I like both the ideas.

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Postby MrKennethTKangaroo » Wed Apr 14, 2021 3:08 pm

we all agree that science is real, and the science of baseball has determined that the most effective way to score runs is to hit the ball over everyone's head into the stands. science also says that getting an opposite field base hit with two outs in a game when you are down three runs doesn't help out your team very much. science says that you might as well try to hit a home run (strikeouts be damned) in that situation because the odds are that you aren't going to score from first base with two outs.

not based on science: won't this increase arm injuries? and a follow up question: what doesn't increase arm injuries

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Postby dodint » Wed Apr 14, 2021 3:11 pm

I heard an interesting take about the 1 foot spacing for the mound.

Catchers have discretion of about a three foot space to setup, and they all don't setup the same. So the distance the ball is traveling doesn't really change in a meaningful way. The only difference is the extra split second the batter gets to identify the pitch. If this causes pitchers to try and 'arms race' a few more mph to overcome that, they are choosing to burn themselves out of the league.

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Postby MalkinIsMyHomeboy » Wed Apr 14, 2021 3:15 pm

I heard an interesting take about the 1 foot spacing for the mound.

Catchers have discretion of about a three foot space to setup, and they all don't setup the same. So the distance the ball is traveling doesn't really change in a meaningful way. The only difference is the extra split second the batter gets to identify the pitch. If this causes pitchers to try and 'arms race' a few more mph to overcome that, they are choosing to burn themselves out of the league.
TK show baby. Forgot who talked about this. Passan?

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Postby dodint » Wed Apr 14, 2021 3:16 pm

Yeah, TK show. And I don't remember the guest. The baseball coverage is kind of just wallpaper. Can only take so much Nats talk in one year.

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Postby MWB » Thu Apr 15, 2021 8:16 am

Yes, I think it was Passan. Pretty sure that’s where I heard it from, not Justice.

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Postby LITT » Thu Apr 15, 2021 8:19 am

i cant imagine losing a perfect game in the 9th inning on a lame HBP

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Postby dodint » Thu Apr 15, 2021 8:40 am

Pirate Suck is contagious.

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Postby LITT » Thu Apr 15, 2021 8:43 am

i forgot about that

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Postby willeyeam » Thu Apr 15, 2021 8:45 am

I wasn't sure if litt was making a Tabata reference or not so I posted it. Good stuff

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Postby LITT » Thu Apr 15, 2021 8:48 am

i was talking about last night when rodon lost his perfect game when he barely hit the toe of perez

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Postby DigitalGypsy66 » Thu Apr 15, 2021 9:04 am

And the Nats guy is whining about Tabata "leaning into" the pitch to ruin the perfect game. :lol:

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Postby Beveridge » Thu Apr 15, 2021 9:33 am

And the Nats guy is whining about Tabata "leaning into" the pitch to ruin the perfect game. :lol:
Greg Brown would be more insufferable than normal in a flipped script. :lol:

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Postby shafnutz05 » Thu Apr 15, 2021 12:03 pm

I am still pissed at Tabata for breaking that up.

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Postby shafnutz05 » Thu Apr 15, 2021 12:08 pm

After starting 5-1, the Phillies have lost five of six to fall back to .500. Their payroll is 3.5x that of the Pirates, and they have scored a whopping seven fewer runs than the Bucs, with a team that includes Harper, Realmuto, Hoskins, Gregorius, etc.

You hate to see it.

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Postby dodint » Thu Apr 15, 2021 1:25 pm

I love that we now have the answer to "Where's my ring, bro?" Yeah, you left it behind.

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Postby Ad@m » Sat Apr 17, 2021 9:31 am

Yankees fans :face:


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Postby willeyeam » Mon Apr 19, 2021 3:07 pm

Castellanos ended up getting suspended longer than any cheating Astros player


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Postby willeyeam » Wed Apr 21, 2021 7:26 am

Sick

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Postby shafnutz05 » Wed Apr 21, 2021 7:30 am

This might be the most apt description ever. The photo made me nostalgic for the early 90s.

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