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#1 PseudoSABR

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Posted 02 October 2018 - 04:26 PM

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#2 TheLeviathan

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Posted 02 October 2018 - 04:29 PM

Good for baseball.I hope this is the beginning of a true embrace of this mentality.  

 

And Griffey is the perfect spokesman for it.Love it.

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#3 Vanimal46

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Posted 03 October 2018 - 10:04 AM

https://bleacherrepo...back-young-fans

A good, lengthy read about Javier Baez not playing by unwritten rules.

Edited by Vanimal46, 03 October 2018 - 10:04 AM.

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#4 spycake

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Posted 03 October 2018 - 10:45 AM

I root against the Cubs these days, but Baez is pretty cool. Those swipe tags are great.

 

Also on the Cubs, I love their catcher Willson Contreras throwing behind runners, and former KC Royal Terrance Gore as a pinch runner for the Cubs was fun to watch too.

 

With the Cubs eliminated, hopefully some other players emerge to provide similar entertainment value this postseason. Otherwise, strikeout-heavy baseball can be pretty brutal for spectators without a strong rooting interest.


#5 gunnarthor

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Posted 04 October 2018 - 07:38 AM

Nice ad. MLB is trying to get young fans involved in the game by letting the players be themselves. That's good. Players should display emotion. When I think of how bland this season was for the Twins, part of that blandness is that, with a few exceptions (Astudilo in Sept and Rosario before the injuries), no Twin was really showing emotion. They were a boring group and I think the fans sensed that.

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#6 TheLeviathan

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Posted 04 October 2018 - 07:47 AM

The league embracing it is great, but now they need to step up their suspensions/punishments for players who retaliate for these things. The league has never been the main opponent for players showing emotion - the players self-policing is the enemy of this kind of play.

Time to start handing out truly punitive suspensions to players who do that. Or this ad means nothing ultimately.

Edited by TheLeviathan, 04 October 2018 - 07:47 AM.

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#7 RatherBeGolfing

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Posted 04 October 2018 - 08:22 AM

Huge fan of the ad

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Posted 04 October 2018 - 09:30 AM

I approve of this message. Flip those bats, celebrate strikeouts

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Hit dingers.  Never bunt.


#9 Mike Sixel

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Posted 04 October 2018 - 09:45 AM

I love bat flips, like, not enough to marry them, but close.....

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I remain hopeful on Buxton and Sano.....but I'd not bet the franchise on them.