Baseball is a mess

Baseball is a mess

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    Baseball is a mess

    Get your popcorn ready....Is the commissioner really that dumb?
    No punishment for the players in the sign stealing scandal?
    The Astro's better be ready for some 90+ mph fastballs way out of the strike zone.
    This whole next season is gonna be a debacle...I can hear it now....
    I wasn't trying to hit the cheaters...The pitch just got away from me

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    It’s baseball. Does anyone really care?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Taxman View Post
    It’s baseball. Does anyone really care?
    It appears no one really does
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    There's no crying in Baseball!!!
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    I had so much fun watching the Seattle Mariners kick butt in 2001 with 116 wins. I understand they were all on roids but it was entertaining. The purity of the game is long gone.

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    I've never cared much for baseball.

    Go Astros! (Only because I'm near Houston)

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    The hoopla generally ignores the fact that in Baseball, there is legal sign stealing and illegal sign stealing. If a base runner on 2nd sees the sign and communicates it, that is acceptable. If a person in stands in CF sees the sign, that is not acceptable. The question I consider is did it really make a difference? The best batting averages are in the 300s with or without sign stealing. That means that at most, a batter get a hit one of out three times regardless. So, does sign stealing really make a difference?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cornhusker95 View Post
    Get your popcorn ready....Is the commissioner really that dumb?
    No punishment for the players in the sign stealing scandal?
    The Astro's better be ready for some 90+ mph fastballs way out of the strike zone.
    This whole next season is gonna be a debacle...I can hear it now....
    I wasn't trying to hit the cheaters...The pitch just got away from me
    That makes sense. Throw wild pitches out of anger and get suspended for a few games.

    What’s funny is that the Astros are not the first, or even the second team to get “caught” doing this in just that one season alone, but everyone is upset with the Astros, and their lack of punishment, despite the fact that the players were given immunity in exchange for their statements.
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    I like it when the pitcher hits the batter with the baseball and then the batter is like "What the F#CK!" and the pitcher is like "So, what are you going to do about it?!" and then the batter sprints to the pitcher to open a can of whoop ass on him. Then the entire team from each side comes out and it's a huge brawl right there on the field. Other than that I have no idea who the teams are or even all the rules on how the game is played.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Havok View Post
    That makes sense. Throw wild pitches out of anger and get suspended for a few games.

    What’s funny is that the Astros are not the first, or even the second team to get “caught” doing this in just that one season alone, but everyone is upset with the Astros, and their lack of punishment, despite the fact that the players were given immunity in exchange for their statements.
    I just want the old wholesome game i grew up in...When Bonds,Sosa,Clemens etc where representing the game
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    Baseball was great - then along came players unions and agents, and the sport was lost.

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    Quote Originally Posted by m5215 View Post
    I like it when the pitcher hits the batter with the baseball and then the batter is like "What the F#CK!" and the pitcher is like "So, what are you going to do about it?!" and then the batter sprints to the pitcher to open a can of whoop ass on him. Then the entire team from each side comes out and it's a huge brawl right there on the field. Other than that I have no idea who the teams are or even all the rules on how the game is played.
    That's not baseball--that's hockey.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OneGunTX View Post
    The hoopla generally ignores the fact that in Baseball, there is legal sign stealing and illegal sign stealing. If a base runner on 2nd sees the sign and communicates it, that is acceptable. If a person in stands in CF sees the sign, that is not acceptable. The question I consider is did it really make a difference?
    Heck, from center field, I can't even see the catcher, much less the signs.
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    Baseball, only thing more boring is the "fights" they have.
    Just once I would like to see both benches sit it out when the batter rushes the pitcher.
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