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Re: 2021 Baseball Thread

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SeattleParrotHead wrote:
April 14, 2021 9:21 pm
I know I'm just a grouchy old man resistant to change, but what a bunch of hooey! :roll:
Seven inning double header games, starting the 10th inning with a runner on second, etc, etc......
Before you know it, they'll be deciding ties with home run derby. :evil:
Fixed it for ya... :wink:
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LIPH wrote:
April 14, 2021 6:49 pm
The Atlantic League, an independent minor league with no affiliations with any major league teams, will be testing 2 new rules this season:
1. If, or more accurately when, a team removes its starting pitcher, they lose the DH for the rest of the game.
2. In the second half of the season they're moving the pitching rubber back 1 foot. It will be 61 ft. 6 in instead of 60 ft. 6 in. The theory is batters will get a better look at the ball leading to fewer strikeouts and more balls in play.
Personally, I wish all of baseball would go with a DH....thus rule #1 needs to be strike out.
I've heard a bit of chatter about rule #2 as well. IMO if more batters would start by taking the Tony Gwynn/Ichiro Suzuki/George Brett approach to hitting there would be PLENTY of balls put in play, much fewer strikeouts & still plenty of runs scored.
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Re: 2021 Baseball Thread

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Dr.Corona wrote:
April 15, 2021 7:18 am
LIPH wrote:
April 14, 2021 6:49 pm
The Atlantic League, an independent minor league with no affiliations with any major league teams, will be testing 2 new rules this season:
1. If, or more accurately when, a team removes its starting pitcher, they lose the DH for the rest of the game.
2. In the second half of the season they're moving the pitching rubber back 1 foot. It will be 61 ft. 6 in instead of 60 ft. 6 in. The theory is batters will get a better look at the ball leading to fewer strikeouts and more balls in play.
Personally, I wish all of baseball would go with a DH....thus rule #1 needs to be strike out.
I've heard a bit of chatter about rule #2 as well. IMO if more batters would start by taking the Tony Gwynn/Ichiro Suzuki/George Brett approach to hitting there would be PLENTY of balls put in play, much fewer strikeouts & still plenty of runs scored.
DH i agree with. Even though not a fan. It takes the thinking out of baseball. It's all about launch angle and hitting HR's. It's about shifts. If players hit the opposite way , they can eliminate that. If a player would just keep bunting down the 3rd baseline (if a lefty). They would eliminate the shift. But. It's not about average or putting the ball in play to manufacturer runs or driving in a run.

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Re: 2021 Baseball Thread

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I realize it's early in the season and 15 games isn't much of a sample size, but the Yankees have the worst record in the American League. As a long suffering Mets fan, I had to get that out there. :lol:
what I really mean . . . I wish you were here

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Re: 2021 Baseball Thread

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Dr.Corona wrote:
April 15, 2021 7:18 am
LIPH wrote:
April 14, 2021 6:49 pm
The Atlantic League, an independent minor league with no affiliations with any major league teams, will be testing 2 new rules this season:
1. If, or more accurately when, a team removes its starting pitcher, they lose the DH for the rest of the game.
2. In the second half of the season they're moving the pitching rubber back 1 foot. It will be 61 ft. 6 in instead of 60 ft. 6 in. The theory is batters will get a better look at the ball leading to fewer strikeouts and more balls in play.
Personally, I wish all of baseball would go with a DH....thus rule #1 needs to be strike out.
I've heard a bit of chatter about rule #2 as well. IMO if more batters would start by taking the Tony Gwynn/Ichiro Suzuki/George Brett approach to hitting there would be PLENTY of balls put in play, much fewer strikeouts & still plenty of runs scored.
I agree the Tony Gwynn/Ichiro Suzuki/George Brett approach to hitting would result in plenty of offense!
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