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by Sammys Boombox
Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 3478
Views: 184026

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Wild Card Round - (if you’re gonna get all upset and stop reading when I say best-of-three I'm all upset and stopped reading. Everyone stop trying to screw up a good playoff format. The realignment is going to force a different playoff format, so... Not saying you have to agree with mine, your prem...
by Sammys Boombox
Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 3478
Views: 184026

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Crazy DH idea. If we scrap AL/NL, what if each team had to declare before each season if their home games would be played with/without a DH? If you're scrapping AL/NL, just pick a ruleset and go with it. DH or not. Consistency across the league is more important to me than whether we have the DH or...
by Sammys Boombox
Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 3478
Views: 184026

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Crazy DH idea. If we scrap AL/NL, what if each team had to declare before each season if their home games would be played with/without a DH?
by Sammys Boombox
Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 3478
Views: 184026

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

What's the logistical difference between four 8-team divisions (plus a bunch of wildcards) vs. eight 4-team divisions (a la the NFL) with fewer wildcards? The big benefit from the 8 team divisions in the proposed schedule is that it takes a big bite out of travel costs. You could do eight 4 team di...
by Sammys Boombox
Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 3478
Views: 184026

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

What's the logistical difference between four 8-team divisions (plus a bunch of wildcards) vs. eight 4-team divisions (a la the NFL) with fewer wildcards? 100-win teams playing a 1-game Wild Card and 79-win teams waiting for them in the division round. If you go that route my opinion is that winnin...
by Sammys Boombox
Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 3478
Views: 184026

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

That's....a lot of wild cards 12 teams in the playoffs is not much different than the current 10 teams. I don’t want to get too far down the 1 versus 3 game series Wild Card rabbit hole, but it is one reason I like the 3 game series. I think homefield carries more significance in a 3-game series th...
by Sammys Boombox
Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 3478
Views: 184026

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

That is functionally the proposal that appears to have at least some momentum/interest from MLB: https://www.baseballamerica.com/stories/Expansion-Could-Trigger-Realignment-Longer-Postseason Wow. Would like that. Mine was my best case scenario based on my own opinions. But you wouldn’t hear me comp...
by Sammys Boombox
Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 3478
Views: 184026

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

That is functionally the proposal that appears to have at least some momentum/interest from MLB: https://www.baseballamerica.com/stories/Expansion-Could-Trigger-Realignment-Longer-Postseason Wow. Would like that. Mine was my best case scenario based on my own opinions. But you wouldn’t hear me comp...
by Sammys Boombox
Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 3478
Views: 184026

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

jersey cubs fan wrote:Doubleheader playoff games is a terribly stupid idea


Then just ignore I said it. Almost didn’t even include it because I knew so many of you would get hung up on it.
by Sammys Boombox
Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 3478
Views: 184026

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

I’ve done a ton of realignment variations over the years, but I think this one captures quite a bit of what most people want. I’ve even proposed it to purists whose knee jerk reaction was “no way,” but then when I discussed the merits with them they have changed their minds and have gotten excited a...
by Sammys Boombox
Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Old Cubs Video Thread
Replies: 84
Views: 5662

Re: Old Cubs Video Thread

itisallpartoftheplan wrote:https://youtu.be/ex-EYbpU4vI

This guy has uploaded a ton of Cubs games recently.


I remember another game where each inning they progressed the broadcast a decade starting in the 1940s.
by Sammys Boombox
Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:23 am
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 3478
Views: 184026

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Wrong thread
by Sammys Boombox
Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Social
Topic: RIP Anthony Bourdain
Replies: 35
Views: 1194

Re: RIP Anthony Bourdain

Literally had a conversation with my wife last night saying he’s on my short list for people I would want to have dinner with.
by Sammys Boombox
Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:50 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 4720
Views: 259514

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Tuesday's 6-1 loss was only the 6th loss this year by 4 or more runs, compared to 19 wins by 4 or more. Over the last calendar month, RD is at +70. (In the same time frame, Yankees are +25, Astros are +55, Red Sox are +35) 28-16 their last 44 games with a 5-game losing streak in the middle. Should ...
by Sammys Boombox
Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:36 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 4720
Views: 259514

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

I lived in Cleveland in 2011 for 6 months. Talk about some depressing sports talk... And it was impossible to find anything nationally syndicated. Just local shows from the time you woke up until the time you went to sleep. 2011 Ohio State Football 6-7 + Michigan 11-2 Cleveland Browns 4-12 + Ravens/...
by Sammys Boombox
Thu May 31, 2018 3:12 am
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 4720
Views: 259514

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

I honestly think the Chicago media environment was ONE of many, many factors that lead to the drought being as long as it was.
by Sammys Boombox
Fri May 25, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: College Baseball 2017
Replies: 14
Views: 1371

Re: College Baseball 2017

Transmogrified Tiger wrote:
Sammys Boombox wrote:Image

What’s with these dumb belt pads that some NCAA teams are wearing?


From watching part of a Mizzou game last week, they appear to have index cards with signs on them.


Dislike.
by Sammys Boombox
Fri May 25, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: College Baseball 2017
Replies: 14
Views: 1371

Re: College Baseball 2017

Image

What’s with these dumb belt pads that some NCAA teams are wearing?
by Sammys Boombox
Sat May 19, 2018 2:38 am
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: The Cardinals
Replies: 2146
Views: 137386

Re: The Cardinals

Carpenter/Gyorko/Wong/Martinez would have to be the worst defensive infield in baseball. Seriously. Could be historically bad. They should go get Machado like now, which I’m kinda fine with them depleting their system even further to do it since I don’t see him signing there. Then when he signs som...
by Sammys Boombox
Fri May 11, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 3478
Views: 184026

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

The engineer who designed the Rangers stadium said it was specifically designed for the ability to add a retractable roof later. The initial costs were much higher to pre-engineer it for a roof.

Edit: Having a hard time finding the article that stated this.
by Sammys Boombox
Wed May 09, 2018 2:11 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Manny Machado Thread
Replies: 387
Views: 26702

Re: Orioles are shopping Machado and the Cubs are interested per Gordo

I give our front office the benefit of the doubt on just about everything, but if they traded Russell for Machado I’d be pretty upset. I don’t think there is any chance this happens.
by Sammys Boombox
Tue May 08, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 4720
Views: 259514

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Cubswin11 wrote:
Sammys Boombox wrote:Ian Happ. $500

$1 for every strikeout before the ASB?


I would be very happy if he had 500 K before the all-star break.
by Sammys Boombox
Tue May 08, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 4720
Views: 259514

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Ian Happ. $500
by Sammys Boombox
Mon May 07, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: General Cubs Chit-Chat
Replies: 4720
Views: 259514

Re: General Cubs Chit-Chat

Stephen Piscotti's mother died yesterday from ALS and they put up a fundraiser looking for 100k in donations for ALS research. https://www.youcaring.com/alstherapydevelopmentinstitute-1101042 Yu Darvish donated $10k Dang. I actually like him. I knew it wasn’t good and saw him very angrily slam his ...
by Sammys Boombox
Mon May 07, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Baez impresses Baez
Replies: 1036
Views: 71371

Re: Baez impresses Baez

Checking out the Cubs offensive leader board. Javy leads in every major category but OBP (Bryant) and BB (Schwarber).

Javy has 6 BB. 4 are IBB. His last IBB was April 11. His last non-intentional BB was April 7.

His stats track very closely to my MLB Road to the Show player.

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