Posted by
Message
RyleD
Navy Fan
Member since Feb 2017
390 posts

The shift in baseball.
How many times do old school announcers have to let us now that “it would have been an out without the shift”? Who’s wrong here? Nerds or people who have been around forever?


WestCoastAg
UCLA Fan
President, Braden Mann Fan Club
Member since Oct 2012
109373 posts
 Online 

re: The shift in baseball.
quote:

it would have been an out without the shift”?
notice how this comes up whenever a hit like this happens, but NEVER comes up when the shift robs what would have been a hit under a traditional defense?


sms151t
SMU Fan
Polos, Porsches, Ponies..PROBATION
Member since Aug 2009
99634 posts

re: The shift in baseball.
But they used the shift in the 40’s and 50’s. Was there outrage then? I already know they did not care about PED’s then like they claim to now.


ChanceOfRainIsNever
LSU Fan
Far from Louisiana
Member since Oct 2016
451 posts

re: The shift in baseball.
They also didn’t shift on every hitter in the 40’s and 50’s either


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
80
TulaneFan
Northwestern St. Fan
Slidell, LA
Member since Jan 2008
7697 posts

re: The shift in baseball.
I don’t have a problem with teams using the shift. Maybe hitters should learn to not pull the ball? I know it’s easy for me to say that watching on the couch at home, but I feel like a professional Baseball player should be capable of laying down a bunt or hitting to the opposite field.

Image: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dc9Nqh7UQAMnF36?format=jpg&name=medium


Helo
LSU Fan
Orlando
Member since Nov 2004
4245 posts

re: The shift in baseball.
The shift looks stupid but if a pro can't get a hit with half the field open, he deserves to be out.


I Bleed Garnet
South Carolina Fan
TriBeCa
Member since Jul 2011
24197 posts

re: The shift in baseball.
Also what are the percentages against the shift?
You’d think if they were against it, teams would stop doing it.

They haven’t


ChanceOfRainIsNever
LSU Fan
Far from Louisiana
Member since Oct 2016
451 posts

re: The shift in baseball.
quote:

Maybe hitters should learn to not pull the ball? I know it’s easy for me to say that watching on the couch at home, but I feel like a professional Baseball player should be capable of laying down a bunt or hitting to the opposite field


Teams don’t incentivize hitters to go the other way because the analytics value power more and they’re not encouraged to do it coming up through the minors. However having a dude basically playing rover in a shift like it’s beer league softball is a joke
This post was edited on 6/16 at 9:03 am


papz
LSU Fan
Austin, TX
Member since Jul 2008
8652 posts
 Online 

re: The shift in baseball.
The Joey Gallo shift.


papz
LSU Fan
Austin, TX
Member since Jul 2008
8652 posts
 Online 

re: The shift in baseball.
You realize people still listen to ball games... not everyone is watching it too.


TD SponsorTD Fan
USA
Member since 2001
Thank you for supporting our sponsors
Advertisement
I Bleed Garnet
South Carolina Fan
TriBeCa
Member since Jul 2011
24197 posts

re: The shift in baseball.
quote:

You realize people still listen to ball game

But he’s talking about announcers that are calling the game on TV


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
50
Jim Rockford
LSU Fan
Member since May 2011
70191 posts

re: The shift in baseball.
quote:

Teams don’t incentivize hitters to go the other way because the analytics value power more and they’re not encouraged to do it coming up through the minors. However having a dude basically playing rover in a shift like it’s beer league softball is a joke


This is the danger of relying purely on numbers. In the picture above a batter should be able to get on base at least 75% of the time.


sms151t
SMU Fan
Polos, Porsches, Ponies..PROBATION
Member since Aug 2009
99634 posts

re: The shift in baseball.
But you really aren’t seeing how they’re pitching the guy based on that picture

I guess people forget pitches determine position a bunch. You’re not going opposite field on inside pitching except for a fluke
This post was edited on 6/16 at 12:28 pm


Got Heeem
Presbyterian Fan
Member since Sep 2012
2186 posts

re: The shift in baseball.
The shift will absolutely help the evolution of the game. Not in a bad way. It will make hitters way more versatile. These guys will have to focus on their craft and make changes. I like it. If you are disrespected enough to have a whole field open, then deal with it on the practice field and offseason. Long live the shift!


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
211
TigerStripes06
Houston Astros Fan
SWLA
Member since Sep 2006
28858 posts

re: The shift in baseball.
quote:

The Joey Gallo shift.


I remember that. It was ineffective against the 475 foot bomb he hit.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
51
Gtothemoney
UNO Fan
Da North Shore
Member since Sep 2012
16495 posts

re: The shift in baseball.


tduecen
New York Yankees Fan
Member since Nov 2006
142592 posts
 Online 

re: The shift in baseball.
I liked watching Harper bunt against the shift, we are seeing more batters do that and hit opposite field for easy hits.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
10
sta4ever
LSU Fan
Member since Aug 2014
4584 posts

re: The shift in baseball.
It works what, 7 times out of 10? They always have to bitch about the 3 times it doesn’t work


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
00
tzimme4
Chicago Cubs Fan
Metairie
Member since Jan 2008
20102 posts
 Online 

re: The shift in baseball.
Woof that Gallo shift


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
20
Undertow
USA Fan
Member since Sep 2016
3224 posts

re: The shift in baseball.
I think that’s Joey Gallo. He has more Home Runs in his career than singles. I’m ok with him still trying to go yard.


first pageprev pagePage 1 of 3next pagelast page

Back to top

logoFollow TigerDroppings for LSU Football News
Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to get the latest updates on LSU Football and Recruiting.

FacebookTwitterInstagram