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Postby UMFan83 » Sun Jun 06, 2021 6:13 am

It definitely feels like the steroids scandal in that we are seeing these massive jump in statistics and people try to find logical reasons behind it when in actuality it is massive cheating and in like 10 years we will be looking back at it thinking “duh of course that’s why”

The rise of every non-Cub pitcher throwing 98+, contact rates
and batting averages plummeting, strikeouts at absurd levels. Sure launch angle and better technology for identifying and developing pitchers, etc can contribute to this but it’s hard to believe such a dramatic shift in baseball over the last 3+ years is solely due to those things.
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Postby Derwood » Sun Jun 06, 2021 10:25 am

If these balls have this much goo on them, the umpires would surely notice (as they swap balls with the catcher all the time). It would seem that everyone is in on it
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Postby NOLA » Sun Jun 06, 2021 11:47 am

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Postby Sammy Sofa » Sun Jun 06, 2021 12:40 pm

Derwood wrote:If these balls have this much goo on them, the umpires would surely notice (as they swap balls with the catcher all the time). It would seem that everyone is in on it


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Postby sweetpeteman » Sun Jun 06, 2021 1:54 pm

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Derwood wrote:If these balls have this much goo on them, the umpires would surely notice (as they swap balls with the catcher all the time). It would seem that everyone is in on it


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I think that for a long time now the umps have been told not to check or do anything unless the other team complains. So, since every team started to have at least one guy doing it, and none of the teams were going to complain unless it was over the top obvious or they wanted to cause an issue, it snowballed into what it is now.
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Postby Sammy Sofa » Sun Jun 06, 2021 3:11 pm

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Derwood wrote:If these balls have this much goo on them, the umpires would surely notice (as they swap balls with the catcher all the time). It would seem that everyone is in on it


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[...]it snowballed into what it is now.


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Postby OleMissCub » Sun Jun 06, 2021 4:13 pm

Shouldn’t be any surprise to anyone, but I checked BaseballSavant earlier today and Brandon Woodruff has increased his fastball RPM by 300 since 2018.
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Postby BigSlick » Mon Jun 07, 2021 12:47 am

If the MLB higher ups are so concerned about a boring product and hopes more offense makes for better viewership, why are they looking the other way on this? Very strange.
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Postby stitchface » Tue Jun 08, 2021 10:26 pm

Bertz wrote:https://twitter.com/mroberson22/status/1402377614086467586?s=19



if you don't know how to answer a yes or no question . . .
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Postby Andy » Tue Jun 08, 2021 11:04 pm

stitchface wrote:
Bertz wrote:https://twitter.com/mroberson22/status/1402377614086467586?s=19



if you don't know how to answer a yes or no question . . .

He was 8 million percent using it in Houston, as was probably their entire rotation
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Postby Derwood » Tue Jun 08, 2021 11:06 pm

stitchface wrote:
Bertz wrote:https://twitter.com/mroberson22/status/1402377614086467586?s=19



if you don't know how to answer a yes or no question . . .


When your choices are lying or admitting to cheating...
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Postby CubinNY » Wed Jun 09, 2021 1:39 pm

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When there is widespread use/abuse it is always the system that is at fault and not the individuals in the system. Trevor Bauer basically said he was going to do it and look at the contract he landed.
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Postby CubinNY » Tue Jun 15, 2021 1:18 am

Boog said there was a story in the Wall Street Journal saying that ball clubs were purchasing it. It’s not a player problem.
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Postby d_money » Tue Jun 15, 2021 3:14 am

Banedon wrote:https://twitter.com/BestFansStLouis/status/1404595498741383168

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Postby Little Slide Rooter » Tue Jun 15, 2021 10:55 am

There’s no team that should be panicking more than the Brewers. It’s one thing for one young starter to get off to a smoking hot start; but for Burnes (whose spin rate has already taken a documented dip,) Woodruff, & Peralta- all quality mid rotation guys, to suddenly become Maddux, Glavine, and Smoltz is highly improbable.

Couple that with their anemic offense, and they could be in trouble.
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Postby TomtheBombadil » Tue Jun 15, 2021 2:08 pm

Major League Baseball will distribute a memo to teams today outlining its plans for enforcing a ban on foreign substances, reports Jeff Passan of ESPN. Players found with illicit substances on their person will be suspended for ten days, with pay, with enforcement expected to begin on June 21, per Passan.


Sooooo boring, at least the penalty is light. I’m so bored of the sanctimony in baseball, like everyone knew about all this stuff the whole
time. It’s just the owners setting themselves up for the next CBA. Give me all the steroids, all the sign stealing, all the sticky fingers, and let them get loud
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Re: dodgers confirmed biggest cheats maybe ever

Postby squally1313 » Tue Jun 15, 2021 2:08 pm

So how much of an impact do we think this is going to have? Are we hammering overs for a few weeks here?
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Postby Tim » Tue Jun 15, 2021 2:13 pm

NOLA wrote:Yep.

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This picture really should be in every single article on the subject.
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