General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby Outshined_One » Fri Nov 13, 2020 4:18 pm

I think this is the first time I've ever said this, but that's a really smart decision by the Marlins.
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Postby Derwood » Fri Nov 13, 2020 4:20 pm

I'm sure all the gamergate incels on Twitter will be treating her very kindly
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Postby TomtheBombadil » Fri Nov 13, 2020 4:27 pm

I've followed Kim Ng's career since the 90's when she was with the Yankees, who were touting her as a potential GM even then. This is multiple decades in the making, big deal to the point my sister who couldn't care less about baseball texted me (how I found out). She woulda coulda shoulda been hired at any point in the last say 15 years for a GM job probably, so I guess that's annoying, but this makes me glad
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Postby The Logan » Fri Nov 13, 2020 6:28 pm

Because it's the Marlins, I hate how much I admire this move. Good on them.
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby jersey cubs fan » Mon Nov 16, 2020 5:54 pm

Guess who liked this tweet

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Postby javy knows my name » Mon Nov 16, 2020 8:38 pm

NonProfitCow wrote:https://twitter.com/ithrow88/status/1328386126969667584


I mean, Tim Hudson, then Torii Hunter, but also probably neither? Buerhle as the undeserving anti-stats pick dark horse
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Postby 17 Seconds » Wed Nov 18, 2020 1:14 am

jersey cubs fan wrote:Guess who liked this tweet



you gonna tell us or what?
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Postby Andy » Wed Nov 18, 2020 2:35 am

It was Bruce Miles
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Postby jersey cubs fan » Wed Nov 18, 2020 2:35 am

17 Seconds wrote:
jersey cubs fan wrote:Guess who liked this tweet



you gonna tell us or what?

You gonna guess?
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Postby 17 Seconds » Wed Nov 18, 2020 3:16 am

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Postby NonProfitCow » Wed Nov 18, 2020 8:34 pm

Robinson Cano tests positive...












For PED’s. Suspended all of 2021 and forfeits 24 mil.
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby TomtheBombadil » Sun Nov 22, 2020 5:50 pm

I feel like The Simpsons ALSO predicted the baseball world's reaction to Steve Cohen:



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Also really enjoyed this profile of Randy Johnson:

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Postby NonProfitCow » Wed Nov 25, 2020 6:25 pm

Apparently the Rockies and Reds have a “significant” deal in place.
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Postby NonProfitCow » Wed Nov 25, 2020 6:37 pm

NonProfitCow wrote:Apparently the Rockies and Reds have a “significant” deal in place.

And it’s not.
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby Omar » Sat Dec 05, 2020 3:29 am

How to make baseball a more exciting game:
    - limit each game to 4 innings, similar to 4 "quarters" in basketball and football (with extras "overtime" if needed)
    - Remove 1 outfielder (only 2 outfielders = more offense)
    - remove short stop (there isn't a base for them, why should they have an infield position? = more offense)
    - If a player hits a home run, they get to hit again
    - between innings the stadium lights are dimmed, zoomer/music/strobelights are blasted everywhere with cheerleaders
    - Large slow pitch softballs instead of baseballs (but they are allowed to throw them overhand)
    - Allow metal / corked bats
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby Banedon » Mon Dec 07, 2020 2:06 pm

So apparently MLB is claiming that coronavirus is causing physical damage to the stadiums so that they can file an insurance claim? I don't have access to the article, so I'm going off of the excerpt in the tweet....

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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby Backtobanks » Mon Dec 07, 2020 2:58 pm

Banedon wrote:So apparently MLB is claiming that coronavirus is causing physical damage to the stadiums so that they can file an insurance claim? I don't have access to the article, so I'm going off of the excerpt in the tweet....



The rich get richer while the poor get poorer. After they possibly collect on the insurance claim, they will increase ticket prices to cover the increase in their insurance premiums. It's a never ending cycle.
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Postby jersey cubs fan » Mon Dec 07, 2020 4:05 pm

Backtobanks wrote:
Banedon wrote:So apparently MLB is claiming that coronavirus is causing physical damage to the stadiums so that they can file an insurance claim? I don't have access to the article, so I'm going off of the excerpt in the tweet....



The rich get richer while the poor get poorer. After they possibly collect on the insurance claim, they will increase ticket prices to cover the increase in their insurance premiums. It's a never ending cycle.

They will increase ticket prices if/when demand allows for it, not to cover the cost of something else.
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Postby Banedon » Fri Dec 11, 2020 9:54 pm

Damn this is freaking hard to watch.

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Postby Backtobanks » Fri Dec 11, 2020 11:19 pm

jersey cubs fan wrote:
Backtobanks wrote:
Banedon wrote:So apparently MLB is claiming that coronavirus is causing physical damage to the stadiums so that they can file an insurance claim? I don't have access to the article, so I'm going off of the excerpt in the tweet....



The rich get richer while the poor get poorer. After they possibly collect on the insurance claim, they will increase ticket prices to cover the increase in their insurance premiums. It's a never ending cycle.

They will increase ticket prices if/when demand allows for it, not to cover the cost of something else.


COVID has raised the price of quite a few things regardless of demand already. Businesses and corporations use any excuse to raise prices.
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby jersey cubs fan » Sat Dec 12, 2020 1:36 am

Backtobanks wrote:
jersey cubs fan wrote:
Backtobanks wrote:
The rich get richer while the poor get poorer. After they possibly collect on the insurance claim, they will increase ticket prices to cover the increase in their insurance premiums. It's a never ending cycle.

They will increase ticket prices if/when demand allows for it, not to cover the cost of something else.


COVID has raised the price of quite a few things regardless of demand already. Businesses and corporations use any excuse to raise prices.

If it was regardless of demand then demand would be unable to support arbitrarily higher prices
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Postby Backtobanks » Sat Dec 12, 2020 12:52 pm

jersey cubs fan wrote:
Backtobanks wrote:
jersey cubs fan wrote:They will increase ticket prices if/when demand allows for it, not to cover the cost of something else.


COVID has raised the price of quite a few things regardless of demand already. Businesses and corporations use any excuse to raise prices.

If it was regardless of demand then demand would be unable to support arbitrarily higher prices


If the higher prices are on necessities, then people don't have a choice as to whether they pay the higher prices or not.
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