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Posted: July 08, 2019, 5:49 PM Post
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Figured I'd start a thread in case anyone wanted to discuss the dingers or try to figure out why Roberts is batting Baez second even though he has the lowest OBP in the lineup.


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Posted: July 08, 2019, 6:36 PM Post
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This split screen/behind the batter view is hot garbage.

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Posted: July 08, 2019, 6:43 PM Post
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I saw that they are honoring CC Sabathia at tomorrow’s game. Pretty cool. I wish NYY was visiting Milwaukee this year so he could get a proper good bye from us.

"I'm not as good as I was but in big moments I'm still the guy. I want that opportunity." -Ryan Braun


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Posted: July 08, 2019, 7:41 PM Post
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Vladito just insane.


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Posted: July 08, 2019, 7:57 PM Post
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& Joc matching him bomb for bomb. Wow.


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Posted: July 08, 2019, 8:02 PM Post
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This is enjoyable


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Posted: July 08, 2019, 8:20 PM Post
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Yeah that was pretty fun to watch

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Posted: July 08, 2019, 8:24 PM Post
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Pete Alonso almost loses because his pitcher can't find the strike zone


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Posted: July 08, 2019, 10:19 PM Post
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I hate the HR derby in its current form.

It was much better with Chris Berman announcing and guys getting outs for non-homeruns.

What I would rather see is skills competition such as:

--the fastest man in baseball around all the bases
--pitchers having to hit targets with certain types of pitches
--hitters having to hit balls to certain fields on command (landing on the outfield grass)
--rightfielders throwing to third base
--left/centerfielders throwing home
--etc.

Baseball needs to use more of its imagination for their showcase week ... keep the HR Derby--allowing only 5 outs each round to speed the thing up and eliminate the possibility of guys simply getting worn out and having to put with long rounds of unimpressive popups, grounders. liners -- shorter rounds might make more people willing to participate and would allow a wider/larger selection of sluggers in the competition, too.

MLB has to step up their game (impose a salary cap while you're at it, too!!!!!)


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Posted: July 08, 2019, 11:04 PM Post
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treego14 said:
I hate the HR derby in its current form.

It was much better with Chris Berman announcing and guys getting outs for non-homeruns.

What I would rather see is skills competition such as:

--the fastest man in baseball around all the bases
--pitchers having to hit targets with certain types of pitches
--hitters having to hit balls to certain fields on command (landing on the outfield grass)
--rightfielders throwing to third base
--left/centerfielders throwing home
--etc.

Baseball needs to use more of its imagination for their showcase week ... keep the HR Derby--allowing only 5 outs each round to speed the thing up and eliminate the possibility of guys simply getting worn out and having to put with long rounds of unimpressive popups, grounders. liners -- shorter rounds might make more people willing to participate and would allow a wider/larger selection of sluggers in the competition, too.

MLB has to step up their game (impose a salary cap while you're at it, too!!!!!)


You lost me at Chris Berman.


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Posted: July 09, 2019, 5:45 AM Post
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You lost me at Chris Berman.


Ditto, don't miss his constant, "back, back, back, back, back..." calls.

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Posted: July 09, 2019, 6:09 AM Post
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The All Star Game thread available at this link...

2019 All Star Game (07-09-19): NL (Ryu) at AL (Verlander) 6:30 PM CDT


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Posted: July 09, 2019, 2:53 PM Post
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Not much enthusiasm in this thread ... [sad]

I found the celebrity all-star game more intriguing than the homerun derby, I might add.


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Posted: July 09, 2019, 2:55 PM Post
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Brew4U said:
I saw that they are honoring CC Sabathia at tomorrow’s game. Pretty cool. I wish NYY was visiting Milwaukee this year so he could get a proper good bye from us.

I would like to see baseball's commissioner publicly apologize to Sabathia for forcing him to leave Milwaukee, due to the unfair revenue-generating advantages that some teams have.
[angry] [rolling eyes]


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Posted: July 09, 2019, 5:42 PM Post
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I wasn't able to watch the Derby last night, so I just finished it now. I thought it was awesome. The Vladdy/Joc round was amazing, loved it.


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Posted: July 10, 2019, 3:30 PM Post
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treego14 said:
I hate the HR derby in its current form.

It was much better with Chris Berman announcing and guys getting outs for non-homeruns.

What I would rather see is skills competition such as:

--the fastest man in baseball around all the bases
--pitchers having to hit targets with certain types of pitches
--hitters having to hit balls to certain fields on command (landing on the outfield grass)
--rightfielders throwing to third base
--left/centerfielders throwing home
--etc.

Baseball needs to use more of its imagination for their showcase week ... keep the HR Derby--allowing only 5 outs each round to speed the thing up and eliminate the possibility of guys simply getting worn out and having to put with long rounds of unimpressive popups, grounders. liners -- shorter rounds might make more people willing to participate and would allow a wider/larger selection of sluggers in the competition, too.

MLB has to step up their game (impose a salary cap while you're at it, too!!!!!)

Instead of having those kids in the outfield for the Home Run Derby, have them play catcher for Crash At The Plate Derby.

"You're not going to have him when you want him and you're going to run out of games. He can't pitch 90 games. It's just not going to work. If anyone thinks it's going to work, show me how."- Craig Counsell on Josh Hader.


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