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Old 03-31-2023, 06:18 PM
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Yesterday's full slate of games for all teams was the first such situation since 1968.

And..........there were no rainouts or snowouts anywhere.
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Old 03-31-2023, 09:36 PM
 
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Yesterday's full slate of games for all teams was the first such situation since 1968.

And..........there were no rainouts or snowouts anywhere.

But why so few teams on Day 2, which is a Friday?

That doesn't seem to make sense, but I'm sure i'm missing something,.. Can someone enlighten me?
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Old 04-01-2023, 06:33 AM
 
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But why so few teams on Day 2, which is a Friday?

That doesn't seem to make sense, but I'm sure i'm missing something,.. Can someone enlighten me?
it was like that last year as well and I don't understand it either, it's a Friday and only 5 games nationwide.

Why?

build up this momentum and why would you want to play only 1/3 of the teams?
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Old 04-01-2023, 05:35 PM
 
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But why so few teams on Day 2, which is a Friday?

That doesn't seem to make sense, but I'm sure i'm missing something,.. Can someone enlighten me?
For a bunch of them: openers in Cincinnati, New York, Washington, Boston, etc, places with open air stadiums, build in the extra day off on the Friday in case the opener on Thursday gets postponed they can have the opener on Friday with all of the festivities and pomp you would normally have on the Thursday without effecting your schedule. You'll see the same thing next weekend: when the Baltimore's/Pittsburgh's/Mets/Tigers/White Sox have their opening days, they'll schedule the first game on the Thursday, and have the off day Friday in case the Thursday game gets postponed.

For the Rangers & Phillies, since that could only be a 3 game series I guess they decided to have the day off be on Friday instead of Sunday. No idea why Tampa (vs. Tigers) and Oakland (vs. Angels) had the Friday off. Neither place is hardly ever effected by weather so no need to build in the off day, and seemingly both series could have been 4 games instead of 3, but since they were only 3 game series, like the Philies/Rangers I guess they decided on having the off day on Friday instead of on Sunday.
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Old 04-02-2023, 12:01 PM
 
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For a bunch of them: openers in Cincinnati, New York, Washington, Boston, etc, places with open air stadiums, build in the extra day off on the Friday in case the opener on Thursday gets postponed they can have the opener on Friday with all of the festivities and pomp you would normally have on the Thursday without effecting your schedule. You'll see the same thing next weekend: when the Baltimore's/Pittsburgh's/Mets/Tigers/White Sox have their opening days, they'll schedule the first game on the Thursday, and have the off day Friday in case the Thursday game gets postponed.

For the Rangers & Phillies, since that could only be a 3 game series I guess they decided to have the day off be on Friday instead of Sunday. No idea why Tampa (vs. Tigers) and Oakland (vs. Angels) had the Friday off. Neither place is hardly ever effected by weather so no need to build in the off day, and seemingly both series could have been 4 games instead of 3, but since they were only 3 game series, like the Philies/Rangers I guess they decided on having the off day on Friday instead of on Sunday.
thanks, tried to rep but can't.

this makes sense in part but I feel it was somewhat anti-climactic all things considered.

Even if there was a rainout you'd think they'd just make it up later seeing as this is the start of the season. But what do I know.
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Old 04-03-2023, 11:29 AM
 
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For a bunch of them: openers in Cincinnati, New York, Washington, Boston, etc, places with open air stadiums, build in the extra day off on the Friday in case the opener on Thursday gets postponed they can have the opener on Friday with all of the festivities and pomp you would normally have on the Thursday without effecting your schedule. You'll see the same thing next weekend: when the Baltimore's/Pittsburgh's/Mets/Tigers/White Sox have their opening days, they'll schedule the first game on the Thursday, and have the off day Friday in case the Thursday game gets postponed.

For the Rangers & Phillies, since that could only be a 3 game series I guess they decided to have the day off be on Friday instead of Sunday. No idea why Tampa (vs. Tigers) and Oakland (vs. Angels) had the Friday off. Neither place is hardly ever effected by weather so no need to build in the off day, and seemingly both series could have been 4 games instead of 3, but since they were only 3 game series, like the Philies/Rangers I guess they decided on having the off day on Friday instead of on Sunday.

But.. Why not open on Wednesday.. Have your Thursday being the 'short day' and then a full slate on Friday?

I mean, I suppose we could then make the argument that Saturday would be the 'travel' day for the next series.. But.. Just seems that you wouldn't want opening day, then your first weekend day a day off.

I'd think many more people would take a Friday off to go to the ballgame than would take a Thursday as well.

Or.. Schedule 4 game series for opening week..
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Old 04-07-2023, 02:58 PM
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And.................now we have one undefeated team left in MLB. It's the Tampa Bay Rays. They are making news from a history perspective, in that, they've amassed a +31 run differential, the largest after six games and defeating opponents by at least four runs a game in each game. That hasn't happened since 1884, if you can believe that.
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Old 04-12-2023, 03:22 PM
 
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How is everyone liking the pitch clock, and the quicker pace of the game? I for one hate it. I can no longer yell at the TV with, C'MON - THROW THE DAMN BALL ALREADY!!!
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Old 04-14-2023, 02:02 PM
 
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How is everyone liking the pitch clock, and the quicker pace of the game? I for one hate it. I can no longer yell at the TV with, C'MON - THROW THE DAMN BALL ALREADY!!!
I know, I miss watching Johnny Gomes step out to tweak his helmet half a dozen times, every pitch, and I miss all those closeups of batting gloves.


Meanwhile I love the pitch clock.

How about Tampa! Thirteen straight wins.
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Old 04-14-2023, 06:07 PM
 
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And.................now we have one undefeated team left in MLB. It's the Tampa Bay Rays. They are making news from a history perspective, in that, they've amassed a +31 run differential, the largest after six games and defeating opponents by at least four runs a game in each game. That hasn't happened since 1884, if you can believe that.
They have a good team and off to a great start, it's disappointing to see the lack of fan support at their home games thus far. I've heard various reasons why that is, but they can surely do a little better than what they are doing now.
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