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Re: Major League Baseball
« Reply #165 on: May 17, 2020, 08:08:13 AM »
The AL rallied and the NL called in Don Drysdale in relief. He got the side out, and then was pinch hit for. The next inning, Sandy Koufax pitched and Bob Gibson was warming up. I wondered who started and found it was Juan Marichal and Milt Pappas for the AL.

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Re: Major League Baseball
« Reply #166 on: May 17, 2020, 08:46:21 AM »
Yesterday, I was flipping around the tv and ran across a channel showing the 1965 All Star game. The thing that struck me was how much faster the game was. The pitcher got the ball back from the catcher, stayed on the mound, got his sign, and pitched. The batter stayed in the box, or maybe took one step out to get some dirt, and was ready to hit. I started timing the pitches. They were between 15 and 20 seconds apart.

I think they are 15-20 minutes apart now.

I used to love baseball.  Especially going to the park, smelling the freshly mowed grass on a sunny afternoon, watching the players warm up and take BP, sitting in the bleachers with the knowledgeable fans.  The game was about 2 hours and 20 minutes. 

When scores are 1-0, 2-0, 2-1, 3-2, every batter, every base, every pitch matters and you're on the edge of your seat.  When it's 13-2 after 5 hours in, and it's only the 5th inning, it's unbearable.  I hate baseball now, it's awful - I haven't watched in years, not even the 2010, 2012, and 2014 World Series when ''my'' team won. 

It's a shame they thought they needed juiced balls - and then juiced players - to draw fans back after that grotesque strike in '93 and a lot of true fans turned their backs on it, so they thought they had to lure in new fans with more ''action''.  I guess it worked, but to me this is more like watching slo-pitch, where half the batters get hits and everyone scores - fun to play, completely unwatchable.

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Re: Major League Baseball
« Reply #167 on: May 21, 2020, 06:20:52 AM »

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Re: Major League Baseball
« Reply #168 on: May 21, 2020, 06:47:42 AM »
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Re: Major League Baseball
« Reply #169 on: May 21, 2020, 06:55:56 AM »
The AL rallied and the NL called in Don Drysdale in relief. He got the side out, and then was pinch hit for. The next inning, Sandy Koufax pitched and Bob Gibson was warming up. I wondered who started and found it was Juan Marichal and Milt Pappas for the AL.
Drysdale hit better than most pinch hitters do nowadays.  I recently read in a story about this short season DH rule that he had consecutive 7 home run seasons...

Is this old channel on Pluto tv?  I'm disenchanted with the news and have been binging Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.

Maybe baseball will soothe my soul...

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Re: Major League Baseball
« Reply #170 on: May 21, 2020, 01:16:56 PM »
It was on a regular cable channel.  Maybe FS1.

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Re: Major League Baseball
« Reply #171 on: May 21, 2020, 01:40:23 PM »
Drysdale hit better than most pinch hitters do nowadays.  I recently read in a story about this short season DH rule that he had consecutive 7 home run seasons...

Is this old channel on Pluto tv?  I'm disenchanted with the news and have been binging Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.

Maybe baseball will soothe my soul...
There's a lot of classic baseball on youtube. Including the old timer games from the 80s or so. I've been living off classic baseball and classic boxing for the last couple of months.  As far as hitting pitchers go, my favorite was Carlos Zambrano for the cubs. Ridiculous power.  Also the Ken Burns Baseball documentary series is a great re-watch if your soul needs baseball healing.

   I also think we've seen the last of pitchers hitting. I think with the proposal of both leagues using the DH in a shortened season, once that genie is out of the bottle it isn't going back in. The MLBPA will look at it as creating 15 jobs and they are not going to give that back up in 2021.

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Re: Major League Baseball
« Reply #172 on: May 21, 2020, 03:15:26 PM »
I used to love baseball.  Especially going to the park, smelling the freshly mowed grass on a sunny afternoon, watching the players warm up and take BP, sitting in the bleachers with the knowledgeable fans.  The game was about 2 hours and 20 minutes. 

When scores are 1-0, 2-0, 2-1, 3-2, every batter, every base, every pitch matters and you're on the edge of your seat.  When it's 13-2 after 5 hours in, and it's only the 5th inning, it's unbearable.  I hate baseball now, it's awful - I haven't watched in years, not even the 2010, 2012, and 2014 World Series when ''my'' team won. 

It's a shame they thought they needed juiced balls - and then juiced players - to draw fans back after that grotesque strike in '93 and a lot of true fans turned their backs on it, so they thought they had to lure in new fans with more ''action''.  I guess it worked, but to me this is more like watching slo-pitch, where half the batters get hits and everyone scores - fun to play, completely unwatchable.


I could not agree more.  The worst thing for me is the pitching changes.  You'll see a starter on super cruise through 7 innings - in complete command of the game.  Pitching say a 2 hit shutout.   Since he threw 100 pitches or for some other reason they will hook him at the start of the 8th. 
They will bring in a right hander who will get the first batter out but since the next guy hits lefty, they'll hook the right hand pitcher and bring in a left hander.   So on and so forth.  Some where in the pattern they will hit one of the relievers all over the ball park and the game will slip away. 

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Re: Major League Baseball
« Reply #173 on: May 21, 2020, 03:47:24 PM »

I could not agree more.  The worst thing for me is the pitching changes.  You'll see a starter on super cruise through 7 innings - in complete command of the game.  Pitching say a 2 hit shutout.   Since he threw 100 pitches or for some other reason they will hook him at the start of the 8th. 
They will bring in a right hander who will get the first batter out but since the next guy hits lefty, they'll hook the right hand pitcher and bring in a left hander.   So on and so forth.  Some where in the pattern they will hit one of the relievers all over the ball park and the game will slip away.
This year there is a new 3 batter minimum or end of inning rule for pitching changes. So the left handed only guys should not be used as obnoxiously as before.

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Re: Major League Baseball
« Reply #174 on: May 21, 2020, 03:49:38 PM »
This year there is a new 3 batter minimum or end of inning rule for pitching changes. So the left handed only guys should not be used as obnoxiously as before.

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