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Old 05-15-2013, 05:00 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Cards/Mets start at 6.05 instead of 7.05 because ESPN gets to dictate baseball scheduling to their underling, MLB. Beltran loses a ball lin a horrendous 6:45 sun field, giving the Mets three runs. When will MLB grow the balls to refuse to play these 5 and 6 oclock games to suit the scheduling of the networks. If one bank of lights goes out, a game is delayed for hours because of light conditions, but if the networks want games played in horrible light conditions, MLB says "What time will the Brinks truck be here?"
A business trying to make money qualifies as an oddity?
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Old 05-15-2013, 06:21 PM
 
Location: Parts Unknown, Northern California
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A business trying to make money qualifies as an oddity?
You should understand that jtur favors socialized baseball.
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Old 05-16-2013, 08:32 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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You should understand that jtur favors socialized baseball.
And Grandstandar favors quarter-billion dollar player contracts, media blackouts over hundreds of miles, snow cancellations, unaffordable ticket prices, gear monopolies, game times bloated for commercial breaks, and all the other unavoidable consequences necessary to protect an unfettered and unregulated baseball/industrial complex.

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Old 05-16-2013, 08:54 AM
 
Location: Parts Unknown, Northern California
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And Grandstandar favors quarter-billion dollar player contracts, media blackouts over hundreds of miles, snow cancellations, unaffordable ticket prices, gear monopolies, game times bloated for commercial breaks, and all the other unavoidable consequences necessary to protect an unfettered and unregulated baseball/industrial complex.
Actually I simply favor resigning oneself to the facts that:
A) MLB is a business, run by profit seekers and that profit seeking will of course be a factor in how the business is run. It cannot be on the basis of "purity of sport" alone
B) This is an entertainment business, there is no moral right or wrong connected with any of the rules of the game or structure of the business. If we are displeased with the business, we can vote with our wallets by not investing our recreational dollars in it.

If you are offended by how much money the producer and star make from a movie, don't give them your money.
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Old 05-19-2013, 09:59 PM
 
Location: Vermont / NEK
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Yesterdays game opening home run by Gerardo Parra of the Diamond Backs happened on the first pitch of the game and was the only run scored all day. Final score AZ 1, Miami 0. The last time that happened was in 1963 when Pete Rose did it against the Mets.
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Old 05-20-2013, 02:44 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Delmon Young of the Phillies worked a leadoff walk against Aroldis Chapman in the bottom of the 9th inning. Charlie Manuel uses pitcher Cliff Lee as a pinch runner. Lee gets picked off.

Erik Kratz then cracks a homerun off of Chapman to tie it up.
Baseball Video Highlights & Clips | CIN@PHI: Kratz crushes game-tying blast in the ninth - Video | MLB.com: Multimedia

Then Freddy Galvis crushes a follow up homerun to win the game.
2013 MLB Walk-Offs | CIN@PHI: Galvis smashes walk-off home run in ninth - Video | MLB.com: Multimedia

All of this against Aroldis Chapman?! Now that is an oddity.
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Old 05-20-2013, 03:49 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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the Indians Mariners game today was tied at six different junctures. 0-0, 4-4, 5-5, 6-6, 7-7, and for a few seconds 8-8 after the first run stepped on the place after a three run walk off homer.

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Sunday, the Cardinals attempted two consecutive sac-bunts, both of which were successful, but neither scored as a sacrifice and no errors were charged. Both wrongly, in my opinion.

P Kozma reached on bunt single to pitcher, J Jay scored, D Freese to second.
J Gast grounded into fielder's choice to catcher, P Kozma out at second, D Freese to third.

Kozma's bunt was a squeeze, and the ball was not fielded and played at all, all runners safe. It shouldn't have been a hit, because the rule is that a batter is charged a FC if he could have been retired with ordinary effort, even if no out occurs on the play on another runner. So it should have been Sac/FC. 10.05(b)(4) The official scorer shall not credit a base hit when a fielder fails in an attempt to put out a preceding runner and, in the scorer’s judgment, the batter-runner could have been put out at first base;

Gast's was an even more interesting scoring. With runners on first and second, his bunt was played to second for a force, but the runner from second advanced safely to third. So why was that not a sacrifice, if the lead runner advanced on the play and only one out was recorded? This was a correct ruling according to 10.08(c), a rule I think is unfair and ought to be changed, to award a Sac if the lead runner is successfully advanced.

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Old 05-22-2013, 05:34 PM
 
Location: Parts Unknown, Northern California
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Default Pitching In Tandem

It was close on Tuesday night when Steven Strasburg matched up against Matt Cain. Both pitched seven innings, Strasburg gave up five hits and one run, Cain four hits and two runs. Strasburg walked three, Cain two, both struck out seven.

That was but a warm up. Today it was Gio Gonzalez vs Madison Bumgarner today in San Francisco.

Neither got a decision, both pitched 7 innings, both gave up 4 hits, both issued 2 walks, both struck out five batters and both gave up one run.

The game scores for these efforts were:
Gonzalez 69
Bumgardner 68
Strasburg 67
Cain 66
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Old 05-23-2013, 01:46 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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The Cardinals starting pitcher, Tyler Lyons, came to bat in the major leagues before he threw a pitch. He is the 7th pitcher to do that in the past 40 years.

He is not the fist to have the letter Y as the first vowel in both his first and last names. Cy Young was.
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Old 05-24-2013, 12:07 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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I just noticed that now, there is a new baseball Oxymoron: Gold-glove Left-fielder.
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