Monday, April 9, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

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Re: Monday, April 9, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by alietr » Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:37 pm

Volante wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:30 pm
This Is Kirk! wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:41 pm
Volante wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:01 pm
What's really killer, IMO, is all the live inning pitching changes. Mid-innings are okay, but that's a 3-5 minute sink if a batter's up.
Agreed. It might be a hard sell, but maybe they need a hard limit on the total number of pitching changes allowed during a nine inning game.
They have put a cap on visits that don't result in a change, so that's a start.

Also, we need bullpen carts back.
Only if the top is a ball cap with the team's logo.

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Re: Monday, April 9, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by twelvefootboy » Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:39 pm

Volante wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:30 pm
This Is Kirk! wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:41 pm
Volante wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:01 pm
What's really killer, IMO, is all the live inning pitching changes. Mid-innings are okay, but that's a 3-5 minute sink if a batter's up.
Agreed. It might be a hard sell, but maybe they need a hard limit on the total number of pitching changes allowed during a nine inning game.
They have put a cap on visits that don't result in a change, so that's a start.
Also, we need bullpen carts back.
I blame the endless pitching changes on Whitey Herzog and his Bullpen by Committee, but he may not be the original sinner. Again, a modest proposal - you put a pitcher in, he stays in unless he gives up a baserunner (not including fielder's choice). The price to pull him - a free pass. Instant 20 minutes saved per game. You're welcome, baseball. And, not just any 20 minutes, the worst 20 minutes of the game.
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Re: Monday, April 9, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by trainman » Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:23 pm

Volante wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:01 pm
I had the pleasure of being at a 2 hour game three years ago:
https://www.baseball-reference.com/boxe ... 5210.shtml
It can be done!
I still remember the 9-0 1:56 game I went to in 2004:
https://www.baseball-reference.com/boxe ... 8290.shtml

Scott Elarton got the complete game, pitching as if he were double-parked outside Jacobs Field.

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Re: Monday, April 9, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by This Is Kirk! » Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:32 pm

alietr wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:37 pm
Volante wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:30 pm
This Is Kirk! wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:41 pm
Volante wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:01 pm
What's really killer, IMO, is all the live inning pitching changes. Mid-innings are okay, but that's a 3-5 minute sink if a batter's up.
Agreed. It might be a hard sell, but maybe they need a hard limit on the total number of pitching changes allowed during a nine inning game.
They have put a cap on visits that don't result in a change, so that's a start.

Also, we need bullpen carts back.
Only if the top is a ball cap with the team's logo.
Well, yeah. Duh! :)

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Re: Monday, April 9, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Volante » Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:37 pm

This Is Kirk! wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:32 pm
alietr wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:37 pm
Volante wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:30 pm
This Is Kirk! wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:41 pm
Volante wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:01 pm
What's really killer, IMO, is all the live inning pitching changes. Mid-innings are okay, but that's a 3-5 minute sink if a batter's up.
Agreed. It might be a hard sell, but maybe they need a hard limit on the total number of pitching changes allowed during a nine inning game.
They have put a cap on visits that don't result in a change, so that's a start.

Also, we need bullpen carts back.
Only if the top is a ball cap with the team's logo.
Well, yeah. Duh! :)
If they come up with something equally amusing, I'll allow it. (Someone mocked up a fighter jet as the Nationals cart. The Padres could use a Popemobile. But if you're stumped, yeah, go with the classic.

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