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Posted: May 4, 2020 - 3:47pm

So the Korean Baseball Organization starts in about 6 hours, 1 AM EST, televised on ESPN. Dinos Vs Lions. I'll take the Dinos in this one, cuz they should be able to eat Lions.

Hey, it ain't all that most likely, but it's something to watch. It's the top baseball league in Korea. The only live "sports" I've seen in 55 days is horse racing from a few tracks that are open, with no crowd in the stands. And watching a bunch of claimers run when you don't have any money riding on one of them is really not very exciting. At all.
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Posted: May 3, 2020 - 9:52am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
The balk rule is a little nest of arbitrariness that almost always seems unfair. They tried to tidy it up in 1988 but it got even worse. But I think it needs some work.
 
When I try to get across to people what an intense baseball fan my dad was I will often claim that he completely understood the balk rule.  The basic idea is that if you let pitchers be as deceptive as they want to be you will eliminate stolen bases altogether.  A lot of stuff though like accidentally dropping the ball after you've come set shouldn't really be there.  So yeah, it still needs some work.
 
 
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Posted: May 3, 2020 - 9:23am



 Prodigal_SOB wrote:

  I wasn't really fond of that one either, but at least it was sort of in the general spirit of the balk rule.  I do though want to see four pitches for intentional walks for those one time in a hundred moments.  I think anything that involves a clock has absolutely no place in the game.  I'm going to miss sending in a loogy if for no other reason than I just like the word and I think you all know by now not to get me started on the DH.
 
 

 
 Is the plural of loogy loogies or loogy? 
 
loogys I think.

I don't like the automatic walk (whatever they call it) either because freak plays are cool but I will say that if you're on offense it's kind of nice because if you're feeling momentum, you really don't give the pitcher a chance to settle down. The guy in the hole has to be a little more ready, too.
 
The balk rule is a little nest of arbitrariness that almost always seems unfair. They tried to tidy it up in 1988 but it got even worse. But I think it needs some work.

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Posted: May 3, 2020 - 9:00am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
Like the fake throw to third, whirl and throw to first. Not allowed anymore. Why? Sure, 99 times out of 100 it was a waste of time, but once in a while it almost works and I've seen it work a couple of times, I think. If it becomes a game of no smarts, just pure athletics, there's no room for an average kid to dream anymore.
 
  I wasn't really fond of that one either, but at least it was sort of in the general spirit of the balk rule.  I do though want to see four pitches for intentional walks for those one time in a hundred moments.  I think anything that involves a clock has absolutely no place in the game.  I'm going to miss sending in a loogy if for no other reason than I just like the word and I think you all know by now not to get me started on the DH.
 
 

 
 Is the plural of loogy loogies or loogy? 
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Posted: May 2, 2020 - 8:44pm



 Prodigal_SOB wrote:


I'm with you 100% on this.  I certainly hope you're wrong about it being "fixed" soon though.  As far as I'm concerned they have "fixed" way too much in recent years.
 

Like the fake throw to third, whirl and throw to first. Not allowed anymore. Why? Sure, 99 times out of 100 it was a waste of time, but once in a while it almost works and I've seen it work a couple of times, I think. If it becomes a game of no smarts, just pure athletics, there's no room for an average kid to dream anymore.
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Posted: May 2, 2020 - 6:29pm

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So calm looking. You're like a baseball Buddha 
 
 Well as long as the Cubs are playing then right there is exactly where I want to be.  More than anywhere else on the planet.  It probably doesn't hurt either that if I'm remembering the game correctly we were already up a few runs in the 6th or 7th before the home run was hit.  If there were runners on the corners with one away in a tie game with the Cardinals I might be showing a little more concern.
 
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Posted: May 2, 2020 - 4:51pm



 Prodigal_SOB wrote:

  A little bit of baseball history
 
 Something I've always wondered about but never got around to researching.
 
From the perspective of baseball's predecessor, cricket, it makes perfect sense. You run on anything you want. Of course cricket has its own weird rules about "wild pitches" that I wouldn't be able to explain to you.

It would make sense to let people steal first on any wild pitch if you want to get more people on base. That would also tip the game in the batter's direction because pitchers would be more cautious. But overall, leave well enough alone.

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Posted: May 2, 2020 - 4:24pm



 Prodigal_SOB wrote:

 It's an optical illusion.  It always looks like I'm shooting upwards just because I'm too damn tall.  I think I was preparing to shoot upwards when I still thought I might have a play as I have stepped up on the bench with my right leg, but I still haven't left the ground.  Bob found an uncropped higher res version of the picture where this is clearly visible.  The important thing though is that I saved my beer and to a lesser degree my cap as well.  Especially since on closer examination I notice that Al is not out getting refills but merely hiding behind the guy in the blue shirt.
 
So calm looking. You're like a baseball Buddha 

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Posted: May 2, 2020 - 11:28am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:


 Prodigal_SOB wrote:

  A little bit of baseball history
 
 Something I've always wondered about but never got around to researching.
 

I read that yesterday; I can see how pitchers think it's a joke, but I like the little quirks like this, and a baserunner hit by a batted ball... they keep the game from being pure athletic talent and tilted a little bit toward the players who're able to keep their head in the game. Like last season (or was it 2018?) when it became clear that the only smart defensive play on an Infield Fly is to let it drop*... that one concerns the front office tho so I imagine it will be "fixed" soon.

*batter is automatically out; runners on base can advance "at their peril," so if the fielder drops it, the runner may think they're being forced so they leave the bag...
 

I'm with you 100% on this.  I certainly hope you're wrong about it being "fixed" soon though.  As far as I'm concerned they have "fixed" way too much in recent years.
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Posted: May 2, 2020 - 11:19am



 Prodigal_SOB wrote:

  A little bit of baseball history
 
 Something I've always wondered about but never got around to researching.
 

I read that yesterday; I can see how pitchers think it's a joke, but I like the little quirks like this, and a baserunner hit by a batted ball... they keep the game from being pure athletic talent and tilted a little bit toward the players who're able to keep their head in the game. Like last season (or was it 2018?) when it became clear that the only smart defensive play on an Infield Fly is to let it drop*... that one concerns the front office tho so I imagine it will be "fixed" soon.

*batter is automatically out; runners on base can advance "at their peril," so if the fielder drops it, the runner may think they're being forced so they leave the bag...
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Posted: May 2, 2020 - 9:58am


  A little bit of baseball history
 
 Something I've always wondered about but never got around to researching.
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Posted: May 2, 2020 - 9:44am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
It looks more like his arm's coming down as you shoot upwards with a Chuck Norris elbow-wrecker.
 
 It's an optical illusion.  It always looks like I'm shooting upwards just because I'm too damn tall.  I think I was preparing to shoot upwards when I still thought I might have a play as I have stepped up on the bench with my right leg, but I still haven't left the ground.  Bob found an uncropped higher res version of the picture where this is clearly visible.  The important thing though is that I saved my beer and to a lesser degree my cap as well.  Especially since on closer examination I notice that Al is not out getting refills but merely hiding behind the guy in the blue shirt.
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Posted: May 2, 2020 - 5:17am



 Prodigal_SOB wrote:

If you look closely you will notice that I was able to ascertain we didn't have a play quickly enough to get turned around to protect my beer from the guy coming over the top of me and still keep from losing my cap in the batter's eye with my left hand.  It also looks like Al was out making a beer run while this was going on so it wouldn't have been that disastrous if I hadn't
 
 

It looks more like his arm's coming down as you shoot upwards with a Chuck Norris elbow-wrecker.
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Posted: May 1, 2020 - 7:02pm

 haresfur wrote:
 Save the beers!
 
If you look closely you will notice that I was able to ascertain we didn't have a play quickly enough to get turned around to protect my beer from the guy coming over the top of me and still keep from losing my cap in the batter's eye with my left hand.  It also looks like Al was out making a beer run while this was going on so it wouldn't have been that disastrous if I hadn't
 
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Posted: May 1, 2020 - 5:35pm



 Prodigal_SOB wrote:

  What's the world coming to when fake news even makes its way into baseball.  I know for a fact that what's pictured here are the bleachers and that absolutely no foul balls are ever hit there.
 
 
 

Save the beers!
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Posted: May 1, 2020 - 5:29pm



 Prodigal_SOB wrote:

  What's the world coming to when fake news even makes its way into baseball.  I know for a fact that what's pictured here are the bleachers and that absolutely no foul balls are ever hit there.
 
 
  
 


This looks like that time John Muir got lost in Chicago
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Posted: Apr 30, 2020 - 6:26pm


  What's the world coming to when fake news even makes its way into baseball.  I know for a fact that what's pictured here are the bleachers and that absolutely no foul balls are ever hit there.
 
 
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Posted: Apr 23, 2020 - 12:56pm


Fans sue over ticket refunds, ask for class action
 
 


 
I've got another non-game coming up next week.  Al has already agreed to not meet me there, but I still need to find a couple of people to not use the other two tickets they haven't sent me and hopefully get one of them to not do the driving.
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Posted: Apr 23, 2020 - 11:10am



 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
Who else got their MLBtv subscription auto-renewed in March, and hasn't heard boo about any sort of remediation since then? 

 
*raised hand* 

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Posted: Apr 23, 2020 - 10:44am

Who else got their MLBtv subscription auto-renewed in March, and hasn't heard boo about any sort of remediation since then? 
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