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    Baseball 2020

    Here is a link to the tentative MLB schedule for 2020. First pitch is July 23rd at 7:08 PM ET, Yankees vs. Nationals.

    https://www.mlb.com/schedule/2020-07-23

    #2
    I played longer little league seasons...

    Actually it has potential to be kind of a fun experiment and I think it'll be the least politicized of the Major sports involving a ball.

    It'd be whack if someone hits over .400 tho. And the most wins by a starting pitcher is going to be like 5 lol because they're going to get less than 15 starts and probably for the first few weeks they won't pitch long enough into games to get a decision.

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      #3
      Originally posted by Audiogen View Post

      And the most wins by a starting pitcher is going to be like 5 lol because they're going to get less than 15 starts and probably for the first few weeks they won't pitch long enough into games to get a decision.
      huh?

      ---------------
      unrelated to MLB, I've been thinking about little league a lot lately too. This would be the time for it, I guess. So weird if it doesn't happen this year! Had some great and also some crazy times surrounding the league in my day! Still was better than high school softball though. I mean, sure I learned a lot, but I also learned a lot about how NOT to do things or how I don't like certain things or certain shitheaded drill sergeants! Learned I could never be in the military, because I don't trust that the authorities have mine and/or even humanity's best interest at heart.

      ...yeah, I have issues and I'm getting WAY off topic now. Lol

      MLB -went to a few games in Jr high with a school group. That was interesting. Ha! I probably enjoyed the company and the food at the time more than the game. Oh, but don't get me wrong, it was fun being there, but we were so far up and you know, unlike tv, in stadium, there are no real announcers giving you play by plays. Just seems very distant. And, I admit, I'm actually tiring of the sport since being introduced to cricket and seeing that have more action than MLB. I mean, little league was more interesting, because you have no clue what was going to happen! Lol

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        #4
        Originally posted by Fun View Post

        huh?

        They are playing 60 games and most teams go with a 5 man Starting Pitching Rotation. To qualify for a win, a Starting Pitcher has to pitch at least 5 innings but due to the abridged Spring Training or I guess Summer Training as it were, most likely Starting Pitchers will only pitch a few innings the first few weeks until they can build up their stamina and arm strength.

        In a regular season, the most wins by a starting pitcher is usually around 20, so I'm amused by the absurdity of it all.

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        • Fun
          Fun commented
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          Ah. Ok. Makes sense now. Hmm. I'm sure the difference will be accounted for in the records though somehow. It is crazy times though, for sure!

        #5
        definitely all this year's stats will have to have an asterisk.

        i'm all for a shortened season actually. 60 may be a bit too short, but at 162 games, any given game is pretty much meaningless and it's hard to get people excited about anything until september.

        i also think the NBA needs to shorten its 14 month playoffs.

        Originally posted by Audiogen View Post
        [CENTER]I think it'll be the least politicized of the Major sports involving a ball.
        can't completely avoid it though. there's serious talk of a name change here in northeast ohio.

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          #6
          Ever heard the story of Eddie Gaedel? When I first heard about him I laughed my ass off. He was a midget (yes, I know I'm not supposed to say "midget") hired for one game by the St. Louis Browns in 1951. His one plate appearance came against the Detroit Tigers. I love his stats:

          Plate appearances: 1
          Base on balls: 1
          On-base percentage: 1.000

          He stood 3' 7" tall. The strike zone measured 1½", lol. The catcher for the Detroit Tigers told the pitcher to "keep it low." Of course, he walked. The fans went crazy.

          His jersey number was ⅛.

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            #7
            ^ i've heard that story. didn't that team manager pull a bunch of weird stunts like that?

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              #8
              It would be a good idea to keep a shortling as a pinch hitter for when the bases are loaded.

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                #9
                Originally posted by tumbling.dice View Post
                Ever heard the story of Eddie Gaedel? When I first heard about him I laughed my ass off. He was a midget (yes, I know I'm not supposed to say "midget") hired for one game by the St. Louis Browns in 1951. His one plate appearance came against the Detroit Tigers. I love his stats:

                Plate appearances: 1
                Base on balls: 1
                On-base percentage: 1.000

                He stood 3' 7" tall. The strike zone measured 1½", lol. The catcher for the Detroit Tigers told the pitcher to "keep it low." Of course, he walked. The fans went crazy.

                His jersey number was ⅛.
                I never heard that story, that's hilarious. I conjured up a mental image of a pitcher throwing a curveball that breaks the height of his entire body.

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                  #10
                  One thing I'm not liking about sports schedules and seasons during corona is that they're testing certain things out and it will no doubt change the complexion of sports across the board.

                  One of my fears was that the shortened NASCAR races might take over and it sounds like they will. This means less 400 and 500 mile races. That's just not NASCAR.

                  The NFL will take 2 pre season games away from NFL teams now this is subject to who actually cares or not, pre season games don't mean much to some people but when this all goes to plan you can bet it'll be a staple for the future.

                  It will surely trickle down into basket and baseball too where teams all of a sudden realised they don't need to play 112+ games in a regular season and you will start to see the face of these sports change too.

                  For me personally, I don't like the direction sports are going because of the Rona and I'd personally rather see a season cancelled rather than manipulated for the future.

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                  • eggsprog
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                    Preseason games still make a lot of money for a lot of people. I don't see them cutting them willingly.

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                    #12
                    Originally posted by Irminsul View Post
                    It will surely trickle down into basket and baseball too where teams all of a sudden realised they don't need to play 112+ games in a regular season and you will start to see the face of these sports change too.
                    some change is good and some is not so good. i'm not one of those people who automatically rejects something just because it's not what it's always been; if anything i'm one of the people who yells at those people for being stupid.

                    but that's not why i quoted this. my point is the nba season. do you really think it's not a good idea to fix that train wreck? who, besides whoever gets the advertising revenue, does it actually benefit to have a 6 month season followed by an 8 month playoffs? i don't see how anyone could possibly force themselves to care what's going to happen at that point. hell, even when the cavs won the championship i only watched game 7, and that's really just because my friends pretty much forced me. it was fucking june, i wanted to be at the beach. basketball is supposed to be a winter sport.

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                    • Fun
                      Fun commented
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                      Actually, I like college basketball best, I think, but baseball, for instance, is better with kids.

                    • Undies
                      Undies commented
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                      Fun i didn't mean 3 baseball games in the same day, i meant one game every day for 3 straight days.

                      i don't know about triple headers in little league, but when i used to do parks and rec the 10U and 12U girls' softball teams would play triple headers every sunday.

                    • Fun
                      Fun commented
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                      oh you didn't.
                      and Oh! I'd never heard of it before, but ok. hmm, Always learning!

                    #13
                    Well. I guess I only care about NASCAR tbh and I don't want to see shorter races. NASCAR has always been 400-500 mile races. Always.

                    Basketball should just be Re invented so it's actually fun to watch.

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                    • Irminsul
                      Irminsul commented
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                      Basically you want to go for a bike ride.

                    • eggsprog
                      eggsprog commented
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                      I think he more wants it to be similar to actual driving.

                    • Irminsul
                      Irminsul commented
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                      Tour de France 🤣

                    #14
                    Trying to understand why they had someone with dyslexia etch MLB behind the mound.

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                      #15
                      Originally posted by Audiogen View Post
                      Trying to understand why they had someone with dyslexia etch MLB behind the mound.
                      blm? they must not have announced that they were going to do that. all the rednecks around here are announcing that they'll never watch football, basketball, or soccer again, but there's been no mention of baseball.

                      i know they're upset with basketball and football because both sports leagues have supported blm, and for some reason these guys think that doing so is somehow a direct attack on veterans. i have no idea what soccer did to upset them, but i can't imagine any of these guys having watched it in the first place.

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