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The Baseball Thread

 
 
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Fri 13 Dec, 2019 10:39 am
@Ragman,
Major League Baseball Drops Marijuana, Adds Opioids, Cocaine To 'Drugs Of Abuse' List
Quote:
Major League Baseball announced changes to its drug use and testing policies on Thursday, removing marijuana from its "drugs of abuse" while announcing mandatory tests for cocaine and opioids. The policy will be effective starting in 2020 during spring training.

Players who test positive for prohibited substances, which include fentanyl and LSD, will be evaluated and prescribed a treatment plan. Those who don't obey the league's plan may be punished.

WTH? Why was cocaine not on the list of drugs to test for? How did they not know that the 80s was the cocaine decade?
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Fri 13 Dec, 2019 10:40 am
https://i.imgur.com/w1h8boV.jpg
Sockish bump.
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Sturgis
 
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Reply Fri 13 Dec, 2019 04:05 pm
Gerrit Cole - the N.Y. YANKEES guaranteed way in which to attempt justification for the increase in ticket prices.

$324 million over 9 seasons is disgusting and another nail in the coffin for bringing the average waged American to the ballparks.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Fri 13 Dec, 2019 05:36 pm
@Sturgis,
I guarantee they will never see me there.
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InfraBlue
 
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Reply Fri 13 Dec, 2019 09:58 pm
@tsarstepan,
tsarstepan wrote:

Major League Baseball Drops Marijuana, Adds Opioids, Cocaine To 'Drugs Of Abuse' List
Quote:
Major League Baseball announced changes to its drug use and testing policies on Thursday, removing marijuana from its "drugs of abuse" while announcing mandatory tests for cocaine and opioids. The policy will be effective starting in 2020 during spring training.

Players who test positive for prohibited substances, which include fentanyl and LSD, will be evaluated and prescribed a treatment plan. Those who don't obey the league's plan may be punished.


WTH? Why was cocaine not on the list of drugs to test for? How did they not know that the 80s was the cocaine decade?


It's because of the strength of the Major League Baseball Players Association.

The strength of the National Football League Players Association is the reason drug testing in the NFL is also a joke.
tsarstepan
 
  1  
Reply Fri 13 Dec, 2019 11:29 pm
@InfraBlue,
InfraBlue wrote:

It's because of the strength of the Major League Baseball Players Association.

I may have heard that one before regarding this issue. Good reminder.
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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Mon 13 Jan, 2020 02:39 pm

Shocked

Quote:
Astros' Jeff Luhnow, AJ Hinch fired for sign stealing

Houston Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow and manager AJ Hinch were fired by owner
Jim Crane Monday following Major League Baseball's announcement of discipline in the
sign-stealing scandal.

A league investigation confirmed the Astros had cheated by using a camera-based sign-
stealing system during the regular season and playoffs of their World Series-winning 2017
season.

Luhnow and Hinch were suspended for the 2020 season, but Crane said the team wanted
to go beyond that ruling.

"We need to move forward with a clean slate," he said.

As part of the league's penalty, the Astros will also lose first- and second-round draft picks
in 2020 and 2021, and the organization was fined a record $5 million. MLB said in its
statement that if Luhnow or Hinch "engage in any future material violations" of MLB rules,
they will be placed on the league's permanently ineligible list.
(espn)

this does not bode well for Alex Cora and the sawx...
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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Thu 13 Feb, 2020 06:17 am

first we had the "three-drink minimum"...

coming to baseball this year -- the three-batter minimum" rule...

Quote:
The Official Baseball Rules have been amended to require the starting or any relief pitcher to pitch to a minimum of three batters, including the batter then at bat (or any substitute batter), until such batters are put out or reach base, or until the offensive team is put out, unless the substitute pitcher sustains injury or illness which, in the umpire crew chief’s judgment, incapacitates him from further play as a pitcher.  The three-batter minimum will become effective in 2020 Spring Training beginning on Thursday, March 12th.
George
 
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Reply Thu 13 Feb, 2020 11:44 am
@Region Philbis,
Stoooooooooooooooooooooopid!
Region Philbis
 
  1  
Reply Thu 13 Feb, 2020 12:22 pm
@George,

yup... and for the sole purpose of speeding up the pace... Rolling Eyes
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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Thu 12 Mar, 2020 05:35 pm

https://imgur.com/UjOLkqy.jpg
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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Fri 13 Mar, 2020 10:19 am

https://i.imgur.com/tBCC8GX.jpg
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Wed 22 Apr, 2020 07:41 pm
@Region Philbis,
You're Out! No Fans — Or Spitting — As Baseball Returns To South Korea
https://imgur.com/tnrU5Vv.jpg
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Sturgis
 
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Reply Wed 22 Apr, 2020 10:53 pm
How are the games going to be bringing in money? The players have contracts and salaries. So far I haven't found anything to indicate how revenue will be generated.

tsarstepan
 
  1  
Reply Wed 22 Apr, 2020 11:11 pm
@Sturgis,
Ads on the televised broadcast?
Sturgis
 
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Reply Wed 22 Apr, 2020 11:17 pm
@tsarstepan,
My fear is that it'll be a pay-per-view thing for many games or some expensive sports package on cable.
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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Tue 28 Apr, 2020 01:22 pm

https://i.imgur.com/8ViUJ2E.jpg
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fbaezer
 
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Reply Tue 26 May, 2020 09:58 pm
Can a pitcher lose AND win the same game?
It happened in the Mexican League, 1963.
The Mexico City Tigers were defeating the Puebla Parrots (yes, I know, dumb name, but they’re a team of tradition). Top of the fifth, the scord is 3-2. Mauro Ruiz of the Tigers on the mound, one out, two men in base... a thunderstorm forces the game to be postponed. The League decides it will be completed only if necessary, when the Parrots visit the Tigers in the last series of the season.
A few weeks later, Ruiz is transferred from the Tigers to the Parrots.
Four months have passed and thee last series finds the Tigers one game behind the Parrots. The Mexico City wins 2 of the 3 games. Both teams are tied in first place, so the championship will be decided with the game that was delayed. Nicolás García pitches for the Tigers with the 2 men on base he inherited from Ruiz. The next batter doubles and the runners score. Now Puebla leads 4-3.
The Parrots send Ruiz to the mound for the bottom of the fifth. He actually pitches 5 scoreless innings and is credited for the victory. But, since the batters García inherited were Ruiz’s, he was also the losing pitcher.

tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sun 7 Jun, 2020 09:53 am
@fbaezer,
https://imgur.com/u36TSFc.jpg
fbaezer
 
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Reply Mon 8 Jun, 2020 10:32 pm
@tsarstepan,
A Mexican I didn’t know about is leading the Korean league in homeruns.
A guy I follow tweets every homer. This way I have noticed that Pikachu is the new Marlin Man.
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