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#41 Mike Sixel

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Posted 18 October 2017 - 09:56 AM

 

I don't think anyone really knows how advertising works. Most studies I have read recently seem to suggest it is extremely overrated. If companies ever decide that, it would change the face of sports that much more.

 

I recall (long ago) reading studies about how little advertisers and companies understood advertising. But the key is, they think it works, and keep spending money this way.....

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#42 ahart10

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Posted 19 October 2017 - 11:04 AM

Maybe commercials would go away completely if the league allowed ads on the field and jerseys.

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Posted 19 October 2017 - 11:24 AM

 

Maybe commercials would go away completely if the league allowed ads on the field and jerseys.

 

At the very least, they should consider allowing some split screen ads for the first handful of pitches, especially early in the game. Could knock 15-20 minutes off a game time right there.

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#44 ahart10

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Posted 19 October 2017 - 03:31 PM

Every pitch presented but bud light. Every strikeout by ford. Hits by cialis etc etc.

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Posted 30 October 2017 - 08:02 AM

What was this one after the 9th inning, something between 4:55 to 4:58?

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Posted 18 January 2018 - 09:41 PM

Jeff Passan wrote a detailed article about ideas that MLB is implementing to speed up pace of play. This includes a pitch clock, violations if pitchers break the rules, and a 30 second clock between batters.

I'm all for these changes and more to save us all precious time.

https://sports.yahoo...-224752035.html

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Posted 18 January 2018 - 10:13 PM

It's the trips to the mound. 

 

First the catcher.Then the first baseman.Then the catcher walks the ball back out.Then the pitching coach.Then the catcher.Then the first baseman.Then the whole infield comes in to discuss strategy.Then the catcher goes back out.Then it gets to be 3-2 count and the catcher comes out after every foul ball.

 

That's the killer, along with time between pitches and how often the batter steps out.

 

And yes, it is absolutely limiting baseball's appeal to Millenials and those coming after them. 

 

They'd rather be talking to each other, or on their phone, or talking to each other on their phone.

 

 

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Posted 19 January 2018 - 04:12 AM

Nothing is gonna save the millennials from their phone addiction. It surely won't be messing with time clocks and changing the game for them. It has even infected gen x and Boomers and the old farts. Twits everywhere. They already have made the stadiums a mess of promotions and loudness between innings with music. You can't even hear the soothing sounds of the ball park anymore. 

 

Personally, I feel shafted if the game is over in 2 hours.

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Posted 19 January 2018 - 06:54 AM

 

Nothing is gonna save the millennials from their phone addiction. It surely won't be messing with time clocks and changing the game for them. It has even infected gen x and Boomers and the old farts. Twits everywhere. They already have made the stadiums a mess of promotions and loudness between innings with music. You can't even hear the soothing sounds of the ball park anymore.

 

Mmmhhhmm. I agree with the poster above - the phone addiction is here to stay. Estimates say the pitch clock will shave off about 10 minutes per game. Do you think shaving 10 minutes off a 3-hour game is going to keep millennials eyes on the field and away from their phones? People stare at their phones during earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, house fires....if those situations can't pull people's eyes away from their iPhones, then a pitch clock certainly won't do that either.

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Posted 19 January 2018 - 07:55 AM

And yes, it is absolutely limiting baseball's appeal to Millenials and those coming after them.

Isn't there a lot of dead time when these millenials go to an NFL game, too?

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Posted 19 January 2018 - 08:06 AM

 

Mmmhhhmm. I agree with the poster above - the phone addiction is here to stay. Estimates say the pitch clock will shave off about 10 minutes per game. Do you think shaving 10 minutes off a 3-hour game is going to keep millennials eyes on the field and away from their phones? People stare at their phones during earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, house fires....if those situations can't pull people's eyes away from their iPhones, then a pitch clock certainly won't do that either.

Well if ten minutes isn't that big of a deal then making them pitch a couple of seconds faster isn't that big of a deal either.For most pitchers this won't really even affect them.Personally picking up the pace appeals to me and I love baseball too.

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Posted 19 January 2018 - 08:19 AM

Baseball should embrace being a second screen game. You can have the game on, and check out other stuff at the same time. And at the park, they are wisely marketing more to people who just want to hang out on a gorgeous weekend night and drink beer at pop up bars.

And when they're good and making playoff runs, the region will respond.
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#53 Vanimal46

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Posted 19 January 2018 - 08:49 AM

Well if ten minutes isn't that big of a deal then making them pitch a couple of seconds faster isn't that big of a deal either. For most pitchers this won't really even affect them. Personally picking up the pace appeals to me and I love baseball too.


Agreed. For the most part we won't notice any of the clocks except for a few select pitchers (mostly relief pitchers) who are notoriously slow.

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Posted 19 January 2018 - 08:53 AM

Isn't there a lot of dead time when these millenials go to an NFL game, too?


Tons. I'll never go to an NFL game again. The commercial breaks are even worse when you realize players just stand on the field waiting for them to end.

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Posted 19 January 2018 - 08:58 AM

Nothing is gonna save the millennials from their phone addiction. It surely won't be messing with time clocks and changing the game for them. It has even infected gen x and Boomers and the old farts. Twits everywhere. They already have made the stadiums a mess of promotions and loudness between innings with music. You can't even hear the soothing sounds of the ball park anymore.

Personally, I feel shafted if the game is over in 2 hours.


I don't agree these proposals do anything to change the game. I mean, it won't change it as much as using juiced baseballs and building sandbox ballparks.

I've been to a few AAA games and I'm willing to bet 90% of fans won't even notice the pitch clocks. They'll just come out of the game feeling the pace kept up.

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Posted 19 January 2018 - 04:03 PM

 

At the very least, they should consider allowing some split screen ads for the first handful of pitches, especially early in the game. Could knock 15-20 minutes off a game time right there.

 

I was just about to post this in the other thread.They're already doing it in the playoffs - cut the between-innings time down and run split screen commercials if you absolutely have to.  

 

Baseball is not a sport that demands your constant TV attention like football or hockey, you can walk away for a few minutes and catch up later.If the commercial time is so precious....fine, but then shave down how much it impacts the game play.


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Posted 19 January 2018 - 04:36 PM

we can land a man on the moon but nike can't design batting gloves that hold tight for an entire at-bat?

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Posted 19 January 2018 - 04:40 PM

we can land a man on the moon but nike can't design batting gloves that hold tight for an entire at-bat?


Last time we landed a man on the moon Harmon Killebrew was still playing for the Twins.
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Posted 19 January 2018 - 05:06 PM

 

Last time we landed a man on the moon Harmon Killebrew was still playing for the Twins.

and next time we land a man on the moon there'll still be players who tighten their batting gloves after every pitch.

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Posted 20 January 2018 - 04:42 AM

 

Baseball should embrace being a second screen game. You can have the game on, and check out other stuff at the same time. And at the park, they are wisely marketing more to people who just want to hang out on a gorgeous weekend night and drink beer at pop up bars.

And when they're good and making playoff runs, the region will respond.

 

And then the ball hits you or your kid in the face.................... because you weren't paying attention.

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