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stapuffmarshy
Syracuse Fan
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Member since Apr 2010
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re: Baseball need to change home field for playoffs


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that's not good for the game.



not a yanks fan and would love to see the mixing up as well but......



more viewers for ANY game is good for the game






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bbap
Indiana Fan
Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Feb 2006
77181 posts

re: Baseball need to change home field for playoffs


its good for the tv company to make more money but its not good for the growth of the game to show the same team in primetime every single night.





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TigerPhan27
Tulane Fan
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Member since Apr 2008
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re: Baseball need to change home field for playoffs


how do you grow the game if less people are watching because the mlb wanted to be fair the padres and rockies?





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taylork37
Ohio State Fan
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Member since Mar 2010
9459 posts

re: Baseball need to change home field for playoffs


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how do you grow the game if less people are watching because the mlb wanted to be fair the padres and Rockies?


I mean I partly agree with you, but this isn't the Padres or Rockies we are talking about.






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bbap
Indiana Fan
Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Feb 2006
77181 posts

re: Baseball need to change home field for playoffs


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how do you grow the game if less people are watching because the mlb wanted to be fair the padres and rockies?


its seems pretty simple to me. while the northeast may not be watching you can grow your product in other markets.

hell if you really wanted to grow it throughout you should never put the yankees/sox on since that market is about as saturated as it gets. i understand that's crazy and im not actually advocating that, just pointing out an extreme.

there needs to be a balance. the yanks may be a cash cow but you shouldnt ignore other markets all the time. and by balance i mean 70/30, just not 100/0.



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TigerPhan27
Tulane Fan
edgy racial f'n pervert.
Member since Apr 2008
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re: Baseball need to change home field for playoffs


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I mean I partly agree with you, but this isn't the Padres or Rockies we are talking about.


no it's the a's/tigers or the cards/nats, or the reds/giants none of which = ratings. This really isn't rocket science.






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Srbtiger06
USA Fan
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Member since Apr 2006
19622 posts

re: Baseball need to change home field for playoffs


Plus for the Monday and Wednesday night games during the season, they're screwed on west coast games.

If you start at 5 your crowd won't be that good. Game starts at 6 local time at the earliest, 9 eastern. You lose a TON of viewers.






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dukke v
Wisconsin Fan
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Member since Jul 2006
121658 posts

re: Baseball need to change home field for playoffs


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It fricked the A's.


Why?? They have home field advantadge.






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hehateme2285
LSU Fan
Katy, TX
Member since Dec 2007
3127 posts

re: Baseball need to change home field for playoffs


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Why?? They have home field advantadge


Because with home field advantage, you are usually guaranteed more than one home game.

Along with the fact that game 2 was at 9am West Coast time.

And Verlander would have had to pitch in the coliseum



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Slinger16
Louisville Fan
Not Louisiana
Member since Jun 2007
20438 posts

re: Baseball need to change home field for playoffs


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they have already devalued the regular season by making it 6000 games long






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kingbob
LSU Fan
St. Amant, LA
Member since Nov 2010
13933 posts

re: Baseball need to change home field for playoffs


The ways that I, as a marginal MLB fan, would fix the sport, is cut the number of regular season games in half, institute the use of the pitch clock (as pioneered by the SEC in baseball), institute the robotic empire (a machine that measures players when they're on deck and creates an electronic strike zone for ever player and calls balls and strikes accordingly without bias), institute a salary cap (albiet one that is far less restrictive than other sports), and standardize the designated hitter rule between both leagues. I don't care if both or neither have it (personally, I like designated hitters), but I'd just like it to be the same.

That's just my two sense.

The cutting the number of games is due to my opinion that playing so many games devalues each game until each individual game no longer matters. Teams can go long stretches playing poorly to mediocre and then suddenly come out of nowhere and win their divisions in the final month.

I do like the new postseason format, though, except for the 2-3 and 3-4. I'd like to see them go back to the 2-2-1 and the 3-3-1.






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