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1 minute ago, Uli2001 said:

In the golden era of Baseball, when it was America's most popular sport, games used to last two hours and starters pitched nine innings. It is not the length of the game it's the quality of the entertainment.

I have never considered Sports entertainment. I think there is a difference to me. I don't root for Actors or Singers. Maybe it's just me.

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1 minute ago, Moose Milligan said:

The Michigan State/Duke game is getting down to it.  

That's that basketball game thingy... isn't it?

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12 minutes ago, Philip said:

 

Well, granted that the roster was horrible, how much responsibility does Buck have for that roster? How much responsibility does he have for the lack of offseason moves that would have addressed roster needs?

I tend to blame Dan, because personnel is mainly the general managers responsibility, but the question remains as to how much responsibility adheres to Buck, I honestly don’t know, but certainly some

 

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I think that it was partially Buck, but largely a combination of things, including the debacle that occurred with Duquette in Toronto in the 2014-2015 offseason, the roster (largely Dan, but also Buck and Peter to an extent), the fact that the Orioles followed up the 2017 historically bad pitching with historically bad defense last year, trading off players like Machado, Schoop, Gausman, when it was clear that the Orioles' season was a disaster, and Buck getting burned out after the final month of 2017 and the disastrous start to the 2018 seasons.

 

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1 minute ago, Moose Milligan said:

The Michigan State/Duke game is getting down to it.  

Please don't tell me Duke is going to squeak by in another close one again.

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5 minutes ago, Uli2001 said:

In the golden era of Baseball, when it was America's most popular sport, games used to last two hours and starters pitched nine innings. It is not the length of the game it's the quality of the entertainment.

Well, then by your very logic, shouldn't there be less of a myopic focus on shaving time off the game?

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3 minutes ago, Uli2001 said:

In the golden era of Baseball, when it was America's most popular sport, games used to last two hours and starters pitched nine innings. It is not the length of the game it's the quality of the entertainment.

It's the commercials that have lengthened game time most.

Many of the sports that have taken away some of baseball's popularity reflect Americans appetite for more violence.

Also, baseball, boxing and horse racing ruled the gambling money. Now it's basketball and football that rakes in the majority of gambling interest.

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