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Re: All about sports

Postby Klaudandus » Wed Jun 05, 2013 7:24 am

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Re: All about sports

Postby Shoju » Wed Jun 05, 2013 7:32 am



they are, and like I've said before, and been bashed for, I just don't care about testing in the NFL as much, AND I'm quickly losing interest in baseball. If only because we have seen that they all suck at it.

My 16 year old has been watching this with great interest, as he has an "outside chance" at a small college scholarship if he continues to develop as a pitcher (He was hitting low 80's this year as a sophmore, and has a wicked split finger). He is phobic of needles, and drugs. At least that's one thing his mom did right.... I guess it proves the old adage. You are never completely worthless, you can always be used as a bad example.
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Re: All about sports

Postby Klaudandus » Wed Jun 05, 2013 7:39 am

I think the problem with baseball is that only the 30 last games or so matter...
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Re: All about sports

Postby Shoju » Wed Jun 05, 2013 9:16 am

I've long been a proponent of shortening the baseball season. I'm actually in favor of shortening it by more than what seems rational. Games shouldn't start before may 1st. There are too many teams in bad weather cities (cough cough cleveland cough cough) that end up losing games to snow, and then having to play double headers to make it up.

So, we ditch the 23-27 games in April

Then, we bring the "Fall Classic" back to... Fall. Because again, we have teams in Cold Weather, where the end of October, and November is not good baseball weather.

So let's end the regular On Labor Day. That cuts out 3-4 more weeks of games, so we'll say 25. That puts us somewhere between 48-52 lopped off the season.

We start playoffs the weekend after labor day, giving time for any "play in" games, and teams a chance to get their aces ready.

We can then run the playoffs, and have the World Series back in October.
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Re: All about sports

Postby Flex » Wed Jun 05, 2013 11:02 am

Klaudandus wrote:I think the problem with baseball is that only the 30 last games or so matter...


How is that different from all sports? Only time the last X games don't matter is 1) if you're terrible or 2) you're amazing.
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Re: All about sports

Postby Klaudandus » Wed Jun 05, 2013 11:12 am

I dunno, I still watch as much football as I can... but then again, there's only 17 regular season games, as opposed to what... 162 baseball games? big difference.
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Re: All about sports

Postby Flex » Wed Jun 05, 2013 11:14 am

Klaudandus wrote:I dunno, I still watch as much football as I can... but then again, there's only 17 regular season games, as opposed to what... 162 baseball games? big difference.


And how often does the last few games of the season determine seeding or even if you make the playoffs? Often enough.
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Re: All about sports

Postby Klaudandus » Wed Jun 05, 2013 11:20 am

Yeah. I get what you're saying.

What I'm saying is that its much easier to watch 17 games than 162 games, therefore, if I'm gonna watch my favorite baseball team, its gonna be important rivalry games and the month of september -- I don't have the time or patience to watch a 4 hr game between the sox and the rangers, as an example.

That's also one of the problems, the speed of the game... I hate it whenever a baseball player steps out of the batter box after every single pitch! I want to reach thru the screen and kick him on the balls.
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Re: All about sports

Postby Flex » Wed Jun 05, 2013 11:26 am

But you don't have a problem with the speed of a football game?

Run a play for 3 seconds. While the team waits up to 40 seconds to run another play let's rewatch the previous play 5 times from different angles, oh hey commercial break see you in 3 minutes!

Hockey and Basketball are much better game action per game length than football or baseball, however if you like the "chess match" of pitcher vs batter you'd rank baseball the highest.
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Re: All about sports

Postby Klaudandus » Wed Jun 05, 2013 11:28 am

Yeah, but a player stepping out of the batter box and adjusting his gloves for 15 secs after every pitch is just excessive. If I could, I'd set a rule that you can only step out of the batter box every other pitch.
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Re: All about sports

Postby Klaudandus » Wed Jun 05, 2013 6:47 pm

http://deadspin.com/10-or-so-thoughts-o ... -511484352

And interesting article on the MLB thing
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Re: All about sports

Postby Koatanga » Wed Jun 05, 2013 9:06 pm

Klaudandus wrote:http://deadspin.com/10-or-so-thoughts-on-biogenesis-a-scandal-for-all-the-511484352

And interesting article on the MLB thing

Yikes.

I stopped reading half-way through because even though I know nothing about the baseball scandal or who did what or who's in the right or wrong, I am pretty sure the author is more interested in his own florid prose than any actual content.

Back in my day, we called news articles "articles" and reserved the term "editorial" for this sort of thing.
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Re: All about sports

Postby Klaudandus » Thu Jun 06, 2013 4:07 am

Yeah, rereading it, you're right -- more editorial than article.
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Re: All about sports

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Re: All about sports

Postby Nakama » Mon Jun 10, 2013 5:20 pm

Klaudandus wrote:Tebow signed by the Pats


Oh and per James Walker on ESPN, he's the doom of the Patriots:
http://espn.go.com/blog/afceast/post/_/ ... esperation

Check out the commenters, the back and forth both for and against the writer was pretty funny for a while.

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