***2019 MLB Thread: Making Daddy Proud***

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  1. MG2

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    The league can't just mandate that, and from what I read the PA shot that concept down right away (and I don't blame them)
     
  2. dblplay1212

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    They could do that in the minor league stadiums too. Granted fewer fans but I don't think extra couple thousand fans is worth all of the travel and exposure to the players.
     
  3. bwi2

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    I don’t think that’s right. The March agreement let the league substitute appropriate neutral sites. The owners never considered it because they’re holding out for the possibility of selling 10,000 seats to 20 games or whatever.
     
  4. Simon Templar

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    The temp in AZ without covered fields is a no go
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  5. dblplay1212

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    No humidity. Florida would probably be worse honestly.
     
  6. theregionsitter

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    Yup ppl want baseball
     
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  7. dblplay1212

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    I'm curious how ratings are between the NBA and MLB. Going to hurt having the NBA playoffs run through the entire MLB regular season.
     
  8. Truman

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  9. Simon Templar

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    Real feel of 115°+ isn’t a joke, dry or not.
     
  10. Where Eagles Dare

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    I've walked a short distance between hotels in Phoenix and it was 108...it was still hot as fuck and miserable.

    Yes, Fla would still be awful and the amount of rain delays in uncovered stadiums would probably ruin the season
     
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  11. TC

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    Are indoor parks gonna play with roof open to lessen the virus threat?
     
  12. Where Eagles Dare

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    Is there that big of an overlap between the two sports? I'm sure there is some, but it seems like those are two very different segments of fans
     
  13. dblplay1212

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    Of course. Just saying I'll take dry 115 over 102 with 70% humidity. Neither are enjoyable though.
     
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  14. Tobias

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    charlotte could host the blue jays
     
  15. dblplay1212

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    MLB starts 7/23 and ends 9/27.

    NBA play-in starts 7/30. Playoffs start 8/18 and finals start 9/30 and would end 10/12 if they go 7.

    They overlap all but the first week of the MLB season.

    And yea the fanbases are a little different a lot of people are just sports fans. A lot of those would watch MLB if there wasn't any other sports on a Tuesday night but now the NBA is an option for the entire season, and much of that is NBA playoffs which will draw better than a regular season MLB game.
     
  16. Stone Cold Steve Austin

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    Just talked to the Barons GM and he says the Blue Jays are headed to Birmingham. A couple of factors went into this:
    Mild summers
    Proximity from Lake Martin yachts where the team will live
    Access to Milo’s to keep the team in tip top fitness.
     
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  17. Where Eagles Dare

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    I get they overlap on the calendar, but the NBA playoffs happen throughout the MLB regular season and it doesn't seem to kill TV viewing. I don't really care about the NBA, I know some do. MLB rightfully gets destroyed by CFB and the NFL in September and October.
     
  18. Where Eagles Dare

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    Will the players be docking themselves?
     
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  19. dblplay1212

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    Right, but this year the NBA playoffs cover 80% of the MLB schedule. That's less than ideal. Not saying it'll kill MLB, just saying they have more competition for eyeballs this year.
     
  20. bro

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  21. Willpépé

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    The way I read it the Jays had three back up options.

    buffalo
    Spring training location
    Tropicana field

    The only silver lining in the whole fucked up thing is that hopefully this season we won’t need to talk about Tampa traffic for three pages.
     
  22. Where Eagles Dare

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    Def have more competition. I'm just wondering how much it really overlaps. 20-30%? I feel like most people I know either like one or the other and the overlap is small. Even with the Hawks being a popular draw recently.
     
  23. devine

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    I almost texted my friends that they were going to play in Birmingham after reading the beginning of this post, thought I had inside info till I finished reading
     
  24. MG2

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    I'll take your word for it. I must have heard/read that incorrectly. I don't think a bubble for baseball would have worked, though. At the very least, the number of players who would have opted out compared to what we've seen so far is likely pretty significant. That would have sucked for the players.
     
  25. dtx

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    the a’s are way too high imo
     
  26. devine

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    Hopefully they don’t get drug tested any time soon lol
     
  27. Tobias

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    still send it and maybe you’ll get lucky and they’ll play in birmingham

    if they don’t play there you can laugh at your friends for falling for your troll
     
  28. Tobias

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    devine just texted me that the jays are playing in birmingham damn this is a scoop
     
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  29. devine

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    You’re my only friend lol
     
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  30. bro

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  31. DeToxRox

    DeToxRox Playing football during Covid is a bad idea imo
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  32. Cornelius Suttree

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    A's should have a really good team again but top 3 does seem high
     
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  33. Cornelius Suttree

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  34. Cornelius Suttree

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    Sandoval batting 5th for SF tonight really cracks me up

    woof

     
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  35. Clown Baby

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    Is the ex-showgirl wife of their dead owner trying to break the Giants’ lease with the city and relocate the team to Miami?
     
  36. Cornelius Suttree

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  37. Clown Baby

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    If anyone can max out the potential of that lineup it’s Gabe Kapler lol
     
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  38. Willpépé

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    Will be interesting to see what they do. I assume they keep anyone young down for the entire year. I could be wrong, but really they should and I hope they’re paying their minor league players.
     
  39. dblplay1212

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    Never seen that before. Phillies @ Yankees. Inning ending double play. Velazquez was pitching for the Phillies and was a few pitches under the pitch count they wanted so Girardi yelled to Boone and they agreed to let Velazquez face another batter. Judge went yard. HR counted and inning ended on a HR. HR counted for the poor degenerates betting on the game.
     
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  40. devine

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    That should void the bet
     
  41. theregionsitter

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    Man the White Sox might not make the playoffs but we are fun again



    These dudes are gonna mash
     
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  42. Fidelio

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    who did the Wsox give up to get Jimenez again?
     
  43. bwi2

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    Quintana
     
  44. Truman

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  45. theregionsitter

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    An all star starting pitcher on a team friendly contract, some guy name Quintana, tough deal luckily the other team threw in a starter as well some guy named Cease.
     
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  46. DirtBall

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    What’s the penalty when a loogy experiences “shoulder tightness” after facing his batter? Does he have to go on the DL?
     
  47. teel

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    Baseball managers really don’t mean shit but that guy is such a fucking weirdo it’s incredible he got another job right away
     
  48. Cornelius Suttree

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    fake crowd noise in Oakland is louder than any game played there outside the playoffs

    Semien
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    Chapman

    such a :fap: worthy collection of infield talent

    Canha in CF. He was one of the more underrated dudes in baseball last year

    Laureano has a tight calf. Would be so sweet if he could just get and stay healthy



    Yaz :ohgosh:

    Antoan Richardson is SF's 1B coach. He played at VU before we really blew up on a national level. He scored that game-winning run on Jeter's last hit at Yankee Stadium :themoreyouknow:
     
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  49. Cornelius Suttree

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    Dallas Braden still sucks fyi
     
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  50. tylerdolphin

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    Antoan was also the first Bahamian baseball player to break through to the bigs in a long time.

    He's a genuinely good dude. I was watching when he scored the Jeter game winner and couldn't be happier for him. He spent a lot of years back and forth grinding as basically a AAAA player. Super cool for him to have that moment.
     
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