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When is MLB going to hell and end this season?

Early August
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Late August
2 (25%)
Early September
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Late September
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lol, they're going to cancel regular season games mid way and immediately start playoffs
2 (25%)

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Marlins still Number 1 in the NL East baby

Can't lose games if you don't play games.
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Human Snorenado

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re: extra innings rule change

It depends on how much the players hate it, at the end of next season there's a new CBA to be negotiated between the union and owners.

Honestly I don't mind it. It's not as fair as the NBA but more fair than the NFL or using penalty kicks/shots in soccer or hockey. Probably about on par with college football.
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Cindi Mayweather

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Disgust
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Kara

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Hockey shootouts are way fairer than soccer ones.

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Disgust

Pardon my failure to take seriously the opinion of someone claiming to be a baseball purist that also only became a serious fan in the last 5 years  ::)
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Cindi Mayweather

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I became a serious fan in college over ten years ago but like trolling you.  :-* I went to Astros spring training games and suffered through the Lastros years

while it's true I haven't been a lifelong baseball fan there is no need to be upset

Mets had a good game! They almost turned it around after completely fucking it up! Well earned win for the Red Sox.
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BisMarckie

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The extra inning rule exposed just how terrible today‘s teams are at executing small ball.  :kermit

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Three true outcomes, thanks Brad Pitt  :goty

BisMarckie

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I also hoped that MLB would abolish the juiced ball, but seeing some of the homers hit the past week, it‘s here to stay :goty

Just like in life, 30 is the new 20 :rodney

Cindi Mayweather

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The extra inning rule exposed just how terrible today‘s teams are at executing small ball.  :kermit

You can only hit homer or not but homer, right? Right? Bassball = home run, yes? Si?

Precisely why DH in NL also fucking blows.

Small ball the god.
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BisMarckie

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Post steroid era baseball was incredibly fun to watch, kinda like a throwback to the 80‘s, but baseball statniks ruined the game :nerds

Still love the game, but three outcome baseball is incredibly boring in comparison. I think 2008-2015 was my favorite recent era of baseball, even though the White Sox pretty much stunk.

Kara

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Finally I have common ground with Biz. :rejoice

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Go Sox
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Cindi Mayweather

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Post steroid era baseball was incredibly fun to watch, kinda like a throwback to the 80‘s, but baseball statniks ruined the game :nerds

Still love the game, but three outcome baseball is incredibly boring in comparison. I think 2008-2015 was my favorite recent era of baseball, even though the White Sox pretty much stunk.

Truly my friend.

What we need is a small ball team to decimate the rest of the league and embarrass the stat fgts
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BisMarckie

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Ozzie Guillen needs a managerial job.

Him returning after his ardent defense of Chavismo and pissing off the Cuban Republicans in Florida by praising Castro would signal a shift of the MLB overton window and a return to small ball. :maduro

Cindi Mayweather

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Too many hitters today can't actually hit. It's infuriating and compounds to make the TTO ball even worse.
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Kara

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The crux of the debate (to me at least) is whether or not baseball is an entertainment product or a scientific one.

As such I don't hold out much hope for a true grit team beating all the true outcome ones on the field over several seasons.

BisMarckie

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Ozzie da gawd is also responsible for the greatest baseball quote.
On Aj Pierzynski( :polandcry ) : If you play against him, you hate him. If you play with him, you hate him a little less. :rejoice

BisMarckie

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The crux of the debate (to me at least) is whether or not baseball is an entertainment product or a scientific one.

As such I don't hold out much hope for a true grit team beating all the true outcome ones on the field over several seasons.

Yeah, a small ball oriented team would have to have pitching and defense on a historical level to overcome the undeniable  statistical disadvantage when it comes to scoring runs. The Giants and Royals were the last teams to win the World Series with that approach utilizing stolen bases and striking out less than every other team in the league. But MLB discourages that style of play with the juiced ball that allows pretty much anyone to hit 20+ homers.

Kara

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The return of Ozzie would would make American political discourse more entertaining, that's for sure. One day he'd say something wildly homophobic and earn many sympathetic defenses from right-wing pundits, then he'd talk about how great Maduro is 3 weeks later and make them all turn on him.

Cindi Mayweather

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I was thinking of the Royals being the last team I can remember running that type of style.

What were your favorite teams to watch in that post steroid era, Biz?
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BisMarckie

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I couldn‘t appreciate the Royals winning back to back AL pennants since they were division rivals and I was kinda jealous how they were able to win with that rag tag bunch :lol
But in hindsight their run was pretty great and fun to watch.

Always had a soft spot for the Scioscia Angels with Figgins, Izturis, Kendrick and Erick Aybar. Always going to first to third, testing the outfielders and the catchers by swiping bases. And they had Vladdy even though he was past his prime. Always hated Torii though :lol

The early Joe Maddon Rays were also pretty fun with a prime Carl Crawford.

I could have said the Twins as well, but fuck them and the Metrodome.

Never liked watching the A‘s. More like Jack Scust :scust , amirite?

Cindi Mayweather

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Wow. You're a proper White Sox fan.

How'd you come to the White Sox as a German? Why them and not the Cubs?
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BisMarckie

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Wow. You're a proper White Sox fan.

How'd you come to the White Sox as a German? Why them and not the Cubs?

I spent a year in high school (Arkansas though :goty ) and later on lived in Chicago for a year.

White Sox because I always hated the North Side bourgeoisie :juche

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BisMarckie

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I am also incredibly  happy to have made a low effort Jack Cust pun almost a decade after his career ended.

Cindi Mayweather

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Why is the White Sox logo with the batter so damn ugly? Explanation?
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BisMarckie

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Anything weird about the White Sox can be explained by just mentioning that they were owned by Bill Veeck.

Kara

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Always had a soft spot for the Scioscia Angels with Figgins, Izturis, Kendrick and Erick Aybar. Always going to first to third, testing the outfielders and the catchers by swiping bases. And they had Vladdy even though he was past his prime. Always hated Torii though :lol


BisMarckie

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I can rattle off past MLB rosters off the top of my head. but can’t remember anyone’s name when I just met them at a party. :goty

BisMarckie

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If you are feeling nostalgic about baseball pre juiced ball era. MLB has uploaded every game in full length from 2009 on to youtube.

Just search for the channel mlbglobal09, mlbglobal10, and so on.

People made playlists listing every game chronologically, like this one for example.
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBbpLugK172UjtEzY6oLHbLI1QzVw2Zbc


That killed my boredom during the lenghtned offseason and might become relevant again, if there is a new widespread covid outbreak.

Cindi Mayweather

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Good to know. I expect the season to be cancelled.

That's the era I got into baseball so :heartbeat
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This will be the first year I haven’t gone to a Mariners game since 1985. My dad got me a cardboard cutout for the Seat Fleet at T-Mobile Park, so that’s something.
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Human Snorenado

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God bless whoever bought a Chipper Jones cutout for Citi field (Chipper claims it wasn't him)
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Cindi Mayweather

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thank you so much bismarckie!

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Lonewulfeus

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Supposedly the MLBPA and MLB have agreed to a rules change making double headers 7 inning games  ::)

Cindi Mayweather

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I used to have more sympathy for players. Now I'm full on pro owner because most players are full on bitches.
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Let my Mariners get back to .500 before you cancel the season. We're so close.

I used to have more sympathy for players. Now I'm full on pro owner because most players are full on bitches.

The owners can go fuck themselves. They've successfully made themselves look like the good guys, which they're not.
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BisMarckie

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I doubt the players are pushing for that pace of play nonsense MLB uses to justify their asinine rule changes to chase a younger audience, especially after the new reliever rules made a lot of lefty relievers lose their job.

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I mean yes all of those things are stupid on the part of the Marlins but the timetable of their positive tests suggests they probably contracted it before coming to Atlanta. It's not like Miami has a shortage of infected morons and businesses open too soon.

F'real tho, Magic City in Atlanta trying to shut down two leagues, damn my dudes
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Cindi Mayweather

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Braves are Bravesing!!!

LGM

YEAH!
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Lonewulfeus

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Braves are Bravesing!!!

LGM

YEAH!

You made JD drop that ball :ufup

Also Mark Wegner is the worst fucking umpire

Cindi Mayweather

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Nothing in life is a guarantee. You live or die trying. Being a Mets fan is truly humbling and life affirming.
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 :gladbron
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Cindi Mayweather

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Which Met do I blame for my current existential crisis?

To exist to know pain.

It's amazing how the Mets can disappoint you in so many ways. The complete team.
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Cindi Mayweather

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I am a lifelong braves hater after tonight.
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Human Snorenado

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It's ok. The Marlins, Phillies, and Nationals have all won a world series more recently than the Mets, but if you asked me which team I would rather stomp into nothingness, the answer would always be the Mets.

My hate for them is lifelong, and pure.
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Cindi Mayweather

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I hope to God the new Braves team is the Straightjackets because I need one rn
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BisMarckie

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Two game winning streat, we are rolling baybee :playa

Four hits against a guy who never pitched above class-A and the terrible Royals pen. :goty

But a win is a win  :doge

BisMarckie

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Watched the Mets-Braves game a little bit. Acuna looks pretty bad at the plate, but I guess this is just a small sample size issue.

BisMarckie

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https://twitter.com/KeithOlbermann/status/1289397493147394048

It’s Olbermann, so take it with a huge grain of salt, but shutting down the league would be a disaster for the game.

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It's ok. The Marlins, Phillies, and Nationals have all won a world series more recently than the Mets, but if you asked me which team I would rather stomp into nothingness, the answer would always be the Mets.

My hate for them is lifelong, and pure.

This post made me realize that your duels with Frankman in MLB-GAF are probably the high water mark of civilization absent a miracle COVID-19 cure. :brazilcry

Cindi Mayweather

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For some reason, despite this loss I am even more passionate and in love with the Mets.  It's like I truly care about their success and I want to see them win. It's gotten me absolutely hooked. It's like a Greek tragedy and it's beautiful. I love it

I'm still young in my fandom so there's still opportunity to say "fuck this" and just go full Dodgers fan but I won't because I truly love this team and want them to succeed.

They really remind me of the old Astros.

LFGM and fuck the Braves.
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It's ok. The Marlins, Phillies, and Nationals have all won a world series more recently than the Mets, but if you asked me which team I would rather stomp into nothingness, the answer would always be the Mets.

My hate for them is lifelong, and pure.

This post made me realize that your duels with Frankman in MLB-GAF are probably the high water mark of civilization absent a miracle COVID-19 cure. :brazilcry

We flew too close to the sun, Kara.

Watched the Mets-Braves game a little bit. Acuna looks pretty bad at the plate, but I guess this is just a small sample size issue.

Acuna is a very, veeeeeeerrry streaky hitter. He'll have stretches of mediocrity and then stretches like his RoY campaign where he homered in something stupid like 8 straight games.

He'll probably heat up right around the time we need him to carry us for a week or two, assuming we get to have more baseball in this, the darkest timeline.
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Cindi Mayweather

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Fuck the Braves!!! We can't end the season like this! If the season ends by Monday I hope we stnlesst best the braves in a game. Please! The Mets need this!
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