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Just now, Redskins Rick said:

Not sure, I can go there, yet. Been a lot of great baseball players over the long history of the game.

The average level of play increases over time.

This can easily be seen with track and field events.

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45 minutes ago, Can_of_corn said:

The average level of play increases over time.

This can easily be seen with track and field events.

While that’s true, when I think of “greatest ever” I think, relative to their era.  

As to Ohtani, he’d need to perform at a high level for a long time before I’d put him in a “greatest ever” conversation.   Now, if you wanted to argue that Ohtani’s 2021 season was the greatest season a player ever had, that would be an interesting discussion.  
 

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15 hours ago, Moose Milligan said:

Find one that's routinely throwing 100 MPH fastballs and hitting 450 foot homers.

Find one with a 160 OPS+ and a 160 ERA+

I didnt say he wasnt talented. Is he better than Ruth. Ruth hit them far, and had heat, did he have 100 MPH.

Can he stand at the far edge of polo grounds outfield and throw a strike to the catcher without bouncing on the ground. Pretty darn athletics to pull that off.

Is he batting eye, good enough to bat .400?

Can he play 3rd base jump vertical, catch the ball, and throw to first while still sideways?

Im not saying your wrong in your opinion. 

I just cant go there yet, for me.

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15 hours ago, Can_of_corn said:

The average level of play increases over time.

This can easily be seen with track and field events.

Nobody has duplicated May's gigantic throw from the outfield at polo grounds.

The great will always be great.

The level of play from their supporting cast has improved over the years, that is for sure.

The Blade would probably be a UTL and on the bench, due to this bat, in this game. He is just one of many.

 

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14 minutes ago, Redskins Rick said:

I didnt say he wasnt talented. Is he better than Ruth. Ruth hit them far, and had heat, did he have 100 MPH.

Can he stand at the far edge of polo grounds outfield and throw a strike to the catcher without bouncing on the ground. Pretty darn athletics to pull that off.

Is he batting eye, good enough to bat .400?

Can he play 3rd base jump vertical, catch the ball, and throw to first while still sideways?

Im not saying your wrong in your opinion. 

I just cant go there yet, for me.

Fair enough.

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My boys and I went to our 1st game of the year.  We had a great time as always, but boy was it depressing at times.  Anger is bad, apathy is worse, and there was a lot of apathy last night.

You had Orioles fans booing the Orioles for intentionally walking Ohtani.

The PA system started the 7 Nation Army chant multiple times and literally no one did it (at least in the bleachers where we were).

The system tried several other chants/claps like they always do with zero participation from the stands.

Ohtani got by far the biggest ovations from what was mostly an Orioles crowd (there were pockets of Angels fans as well).

I know I'm not saying anything that many of you haven't observed as well, but it's sad to see.  What a disaster.  

BTW, has the PA system always been as bad as it is now?  We walked around several locations and only in a few spots could I hear/understand the announcer.  I didn't feel like that was the case in the past.  It needs a serious upgrade.

My son also got highly annoyed by the new PA announcer.  "Why does she say Pedrooooooooooooo Severinoooooooooooooo like he's some sort of good player" he asked haha.

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2 minutes ago, glenn__davis said:

My boys and I went to our 1st game of the year.  We had a great time as always, but boy was it depressing at times.  Anger is bad, apathy is worse, and there was a lot of apathy last night.

You had Orioles fans booing the Orioles for intentionally walking Ohtani.

The PA system started the 7 Nation Army chant multiple times and literally no one did it (at least in the bleachers where we were).

The system tried several other chants/claps like they always do with zero participation from the stands.

Ohtani got by far the biggest ovations from what was mostly an Orioles crowd (there were pockets of Angels fans as well).

I know I'm not saying anything that many of you haven't observed as well, but it's sad to see.  What a disaster.  

BTW, has the PA system always been as bad as it is now?  We walked around several locations and only in a few spots could I hear/understand the announcer.  I didn't feel like that was the case in the past.  It needs a serious upgrade.

My son also got highly annoyed by the new PA announcer.  "Why does she say Pedrooooooooooooo Severinoooooooooooooo like he's some sort of good player" he asked haha.

The PA system is very spotty.   There are seats/areas where you can hear it great, and others where you can't.  Been that way for a while.

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46 minutes ago, glenn__davis said:

 

The PA system started the 7 Nation Army chant multiple times and literally no one did it (at least in the bleachers where we were).

 

 

That song is beyond played out and needs to be retired from being played at every stadium. 

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