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re: MLB approves no-pitch IBB for 2017 pending union approval - therick711
[quote]But, in my opinion, there is nothing baseball can do to change the fact that this generation does not have the patience or attention level to enjoy baseball. Without completely changing the entire sport to something else, no rule change that has been proposed is going to change that.[/quote] ...
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re: Reuters:Mexico will not accept new US immigration policies - therick711
[quote]It's not completely failed, it's just corrupt. Completely failed would look like anarchy, no government, no rigged elections, lawlessness... I'm just afraid we're going to get what the trumpers are begging for, the devolution of Mexico into a truly failed state.[/quote] Again, if what ...
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re: Reuters:Mexico will not accept new US immigration policies - therick711
[quote]And ANOTHER excellent question! The answer is because it beats the alternative of having a completely failed state of 120 million people sharing a border with us. You may think your nose is ugly - I mean, really, really ugly - but if you cut it off, it WILL be uglier. You only think i...
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re: Reuters:Mexico will not accept new US immigration policies - therick711
[quote]That's absurd. Do you think a completely failed state in Mexico is in our best interests? [/quote] Do you think that it is the US's obligation to ensure that Mexico as a state doesn't fail at all costs? If so, why?...
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re: Reuters:Mexico will not accept new US immigration policies - therick711
[quote]WTF do you think they are in now, Paradise? They don't have NEARLY as much to lose as we do. They could make things pretty miserable for us. This whole idea of US against the world is such childish bull shite.[/quote] WT, for one, welcomes his new Mexican overlords. They are a country w...
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re: MLB approves no-pitch IBB for 2017 pending union approval - therick711
[quote]baseball does too, no? If you make more than one mound visit, you have to make a sub, correct? [/quote] What about stepping off the rubber and team only stoppages? Also, I know of no sport that offers 9 timeouts....
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re: MLB approves no-pitch IBB for 2017 pending union approval - therick711
[quote]should we eliminate time outs in other sports because they're boring for the fans? [/quote] Most sports have a limit on timeouts, no?...
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re: Could our bullpen be worse than last year? - therick711
[quote]A 4th legit starter? Find me one program with one of those. [/quote] Amen, brother. Last year's national champion had two legit-ish starters and a closer. Three total pitchers worth a shite. Drink it in, man!...
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re: MLB approves no-pitch IBB for 2017 pending union approval - therick711
[quote]And all of this "speeding up the game" stuff isn't going to somehow make the game itself be played faster. Cutting down total minutes does not change the pace of the game itself. Baseball will always be a slow meticulous game. It is what it is. Pitchers are still going to step off the mound w...
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re: CPM's Achilles' heel - leaving pitchers in too long - therick711
[quote]"freshman getting his first start."[/quote] I know. I meant a newcomer getting his first action. The context made it clear I was referring to Kiel and Strall. I in fact said it several times....
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re: MLB approves no-pitch IBB for 2017 pending union approval - therick711
[quote]force the batter stay in the box[/quote] This is already on the books as a pace of play rule, not enforced after year one. [quote]If MLB really wants to speed up the game, do away with the pot bellied coach taking a 20 second stroll to the mound for a chat and then waiting for the umpir...
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re: CPM's Achilles' heel - leaving pitchers in too long - therick711
[quote]You certainly know what it takes to instigate me, I'll give you that, rick. [/quote] Let's just say hypothetically you were cruising. Your guy comes up in a big spot. Let's call it six innings of no run work. What do you do in the seventh?...
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re: CPM's Achilles' heel - leaving pitchers in too long - therick711
That is the Frankie Vanderka of posts....
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re: CPM's Achilles' heel - leaving pitchers in too long - therick711
This post should be cut off and Kurt McCune should finish it!...
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re: CPM's Achilles' heel - leaving pitchers in too long - therick711
[quote]I think Strall was just "next up". Period. [/quote] Which means Strall was plan b if Kiel fricked up. Just because he would have been next anyway doesn't mean he wasn't also the plan b if kiel can't get out of the inning, right?...
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re: CPM's Achilles' heel - leaving pitchers in too long - therick711
Ok, one more time, give us the rant about Bouman. It is probably your most justifiable position....
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re: CPM's Achilles' heel - leaving pitchers in too long - therick711
[quote]You're going to have to explain your point to me again, because I'm just not understanding what you're trying to say.[/quote] I'm not sure I can make it any simpler. When he went to Kiel then Strall, we have to assume that Strall was the plan B if Kiel fricked up. I'm not sure how the seq...
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re: CPM's Achilles' heel - leaving pitchers in too long - therick711
[quote]He gets bashed for pulling them too soon as well[/quote] Yep. Believe it or not, it is possible to get criticized for doing both. Ask Ell about Doug Norman or Kyle Bouman. :lol:...
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re: CPM's Achilles' heel - leaving pitchers in too long - therick711
[quote]Get Reynolds up THEN instead of waiting 3 batters to get him started like it's some shock that Strall would struggle.[/quote] Exactly. As it went, you had to do that anyway except now you are 6 runs and 6 hits into it....
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re: CPM's Achilles' heel - leaving pitchers in too long - therick711
[quote]I don't disagree, but I don't know where this was ever a plan. [/quote] If he knew who he was going to throw and Strall replaced Kiel, I think we can make the assumption that Strall was the plan b by virtue of being next in line. There's no other reason Strall would have been the first g...
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