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Moshagge3

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  1. 19 hours ago, Can_of_corn said:

    I'm not sure how expanded playoffs hurt the players.

    I guess for a lot the union leader types the playoff share would be less than regular season pay but it's still extra money.

    I would think that, in general, players would prefer to make the playoffs over not making the playoffs.

    If you create a precedent for 16 teams making the playoffs, it will depress salaries in the long run. Some extra players may get playoff bonuses, yes, but ultimately expanded playoffs is a lifeline for owners like Cleveland's, who can slash costs, ship out Lindor for making too much money, and still turn around and say to the fanbase, "What are you complaining about? We went 79-83! We're putting a playoff-caliber team on the field!"


  2. 3 hours ago, DrungoHazewood said:

    Yea, like if Mancini started the game with 22 homers, then hits another in the 4th inning, the app will show he has 23.

    Well, now we know why Jim Hunter became redundant.

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  3. 9 hours ago, Sports Guy said:

    I think Hunter was the rare combo of not being that great but also underrated by Os fans.

    I personally didn’t like his homerism.  He was very over the top.
     

    That being said, I think he’s a better PBP guy than Thorne.  He didn’t get players names wrong, was sober and didn’t have numerous other screw ups.  He was also a more excitable guy for homers and things like that.

    Thorne is more reserved when it comes to that stuff.

    Now, I also think Thorne was more honest about the team and where it was, so that I like a lot more.

    Huh? Is today opposite day? Listen to Hunter's call of the Orioles clinching the division in '14. It is about as underwhelming as it gets for the franchise's biggest moment in nearly 20 years. Compare that to Thorne's call of Andino's single in 2011. Thorne screwed up a bunch of facts in that call, as you point out he tended to do, but "reserved" it is not.

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  4. I think it would have been pretty dramatic to replace the catcher in what, the third inning?

    Anyway, it's a pretty big swing. If the Orioles and Blue Jays had won last night, I would have said split the Yankees series, but even winning one out of four doesn't kill you. Now I think losing this Yankees series 3-1 would effectively end the season.


  5. Honestly, now that ballparks are increasingly giant malls with a baseball game in the middle, it's an open question whether owners actually want games to be shorter. Sure, they'll happily put in the extra-innings rule to eliminate those late nights where fans have stopped buying things or left altogether and they still have to pay ballpark staff, but what's their incentive to get to the seventh inning in under two hours? That only cuts into the amount of beer they can sell. The national networks like NBC or CBS that no longer want anything to do with baseball might object to games that last four hours, but now that the games are all on regional sports networks and the playoffs are on basic cable, what's the problem? I'm sure YES would rather have a Yankee game that goes 3:30 than a three hour game and 30 minutes of an old Tino Martinez interview.

     


  6. 13 hours ago, LookinUp said:

    Happy with some of these developments, but not crediting much yet. The Yanks are trash right now.

    Even so, I feel like regardless of where they settle, they’re clearly better prepared than our org guys usually are. That’s important if it’s an indication of how others will look after they’ve made their way through our system.

    That trash Yanks lineup did hang 6 runs on a pretty good pitcher in Ryu last night.

    It will be interesting to see how Akin and Kremer handle facing the same team in consecutive starts.


  7. The playoff outlook is so muddled this year. The team you're probably most scared to face in a short three-game series is Cleveland because Bieber and Plesac are unhittable right now, and an East or West team would be seeing them for the first time in over a year. But the Indians could realistically end up slotted anywhere from #1-7. So it's hard to snicker at the Yankees for sneaking into a playoff spot at #8 when that crummy seed could be their saving grace!


  8. 10 hours ago, SteveA said:

    Hmmm....didn't know that, thanks.

    We are 3-3 vs the Yankees.  What if we go 5-5 against them and tie for the #8 spot?  Who gets it?

    Then it would be based on record vs. the division, I believe. The Yankees are currently 12-11 against the East (with a perfect 7-0 against Boston!) and the Orioles are 11-14.

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