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 Post subject: Re: MLB 2020 Thread
PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2020 12:01 pm 
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Fuck. I hate the DH.


So do I. I guess its what you're used to as I grew up watching the Expos.

But a pitcher is a player and a player should hit for themselves.


Meh, goalies have different rules than the rest of the players. Why not pitchers? It's a totally different skill set. They only play every 5th day or so.
I always think of when Wang blew his ankle up rounding 3rd when he was with the Yankees. Shot their whole year (ready for it?) in the foot. So I like the DH. And yes, I grew up a Yankee fan, so I was always used to the DH. It's nice to see over the hill sluggers get another 2 years out of their career (that part was sarcasm).

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 Post subject: Re: MLB 2020 Thread
PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2020 1:09 pm 
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I like the strategy involved when a manager has to decide to keep a pitcher in or put in a pinch hitter. Or when he pulls a double switch. And I LOVE it when a pitcher takes everyone by surprise and gets a big hit. The best experience I ever had at Coors Field was watching the Rox beat the Cards and the SP also got the game-winning triple. It also annoyed me when the Angels got Shohei Ohtani. That guy would've been awesome in the National League, well, injuries aside. Instead he's mostly just another pitcher.

Conversely, I liked the idea of the AL using a DH for guys like Edgar Martinez and David Ortiz who probably had no business being in the field, but had long and successful careers as pure hitters. I liked the notion that one league had it and one didn't. One of those quirky rules that made baseball unique. And really, as comedic as it was to see Jose Canseco try and play in the outfield, there are some ballplayers who should just bat. I get it.

BuT WhAT aBOUT aL LeItErRrRrRRRRR!? Ahhhhh fuck that. He's regularly cited as the very worst pitcher at the plate of all time. Big deal, if he sucked that bad at the plate, he should've stuck around in the American League. That's on the NL teams who kept signing him if he ended up being a liability with a bat in his hand. Frankly

In the end, probably not a big deal, but it just makes an increasingly dull game even duller in my opinion. At this point the fucking Rockies have somehow become a terrible offensive team even though no ballpark in baseball history has been better built for hits and home runs...so I guess they could use all the help they can get.


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 Post subject: Re: MLB 2020 Thread
PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:07 pm 
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Baseball is back, baby. This is going to be a shame.

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 Post subject: Re: MLB 2020 Thread
PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:39 pm 
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E.L. wrote:
Baseball is back, baby. This is going to be a shame.
What a shit show. 60 game season. Are they still doing a bubble?


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 Post subject: Re: MLB 2020 Thread
PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:19 pm 
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Charlie Blackmon has COVID, so that's the first of many stars to come I'm sure.

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 Post subject: Re: MLB 2020 Thread
PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:00 am 
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E.L. wrote:
Charlie Blackmon has COVID, so that's the first of many stars to come I'm sure.


Son of a bitch... :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil:

We don't need sports right now.

Also, Rob Manfred is the Devil.


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 Post subject: Re: MLB 2020 Thread
PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:27 pm 
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DBacks pitcher Mike Leake is opting out of playing in 2020. Leaves a few mill on the table but a free agent buyout kicks in at season's end.

I think a few guys will follow him, especially if they've got young families or an immuno-compromised spouse.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:41 pm 
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The teams started practicing and none of the players sound all that excited about it.

David Price opted out, and Buster Posey arrived late and said he'll see how practice goes.

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