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#401 Mike Sixel

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Posted 30 October 2019 - 07:05 PM

I love that fox is not showing the catcher signs this whole WS.

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Posted 30 October 2019 - 07:15 PM

A few more thoughts on the rule in question:

1. I still believe the rule was applied correctly, and...

2. It's a poor rule.

In no other case is the runner required to deviate from a direct base to base path to accommodate a throw. If a runner is going home from third, he is allowed to run as he sees fit, and if the throw hits him, so be it. Same at any other base, as long as the runner doesnt intentionally divert the throw. Why is home to first different? Why is there a running lane at all? It should be on the defence to avoid hitting the runner, as it is anywhere else.

3. If there has to be a rule for some reason, I agree with adding a portion of the running lane in fair territory. Perhaps as wide as the bag. The runner certainly shoukd have the right to run directly to the bag. But I would prefer no additional rule at all. The existing rules should be used home to first, as they are at every other base.


4. DO NOT add a second bag in foul territory. UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES! This is not slow pitch softball.

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#403 sampleSizeOfOne

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Posted 30 October 2019 - 07:31 PM

Here or there? :)


Yes.
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#404 Mike Sixel

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Posted 30 October 2019 - 08:04 PM

I have no idea why scherzer was pitching the fifth.

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Posted 30 October 2019 - 08:04 PM

How did we get to Greinke when he pitched for KC?

#406 Mike Sixel

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Posted 30 October 2019 - 08:11 PM

How did Houston ever lose a game? These three starters and possibly the best offense in history...

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Posted 30 October 2019 - 08:21 PM

 

How did Houston ever lose a game? These three starters and possibly the best offense in history...

Well, even their offense can't handle the likes of Strasburg. Verlander has somehow managed to lose his last 6 straight WS games (he's got something around a 5.50 ERA in the WS), and their bullpen isn't all that great. But I'm just nitpicking at this point, this is a fantastic squad all around.


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Posted 30 October 2019 - 08:23 PM

 

Here or there? :)

Well, my here is different from your here, so I'll just say yes. :)

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Posted 30 October 2019 - 08:26 PM

Well, my here is different from your here, so I'll just say yes. :)

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Posted 30 October 2019 - 08:32 PM

Wow, Kendrick.

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Posted 30 October 2019 - 08:33 PM

Dang!!! We gotta game now.

#412 sampleSizeOfOne

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Posted 30 October 2019 - 08:33 PM

Wow, Kendrick.


Concur. Games can change in a hurry...

#413 biggentleben

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Posted 30 October 2019 - 08:38 PM

 

Good point. While I put the odds of him opting out at 95%, it's still not a sure thing until he does it.

 

I'd wager he renegotiates, akin to Kershaw. The Nationals are going to reportedly have two priority focuses - Stras and Rendon, so both in-house guys to re-sign/renegotiate.

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Posted 30 October 2019 - 08:41 PM

 

How did we get to Greinke when he pitched for KC?

 

He's nowhere near the same pitcher.

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#415 SQUIRREL

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Posted 30 October 2019 - 08:43 PM

 

Concur. Games can change in a hurry...

And of course they changed when I wasn't looking.

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Posted 30 October 2019 - 08:43 PM

 

re-sign

omg ... thank you!!!!

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#417 sampleSizeOfOne

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Posted 30 October 2019 - 08:45 PM

He's nowhere near the same pitcher.


And we probably were a different team at the time...

Sorry for asking not particularly relevant questions.

#418 biggentleben

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Posted 30 October 2019 - 08:45 PM

 

omg ... thank you!!!!

 

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Posted 30 October 2019 - 08:47 PM

 

SABR tells me to in their writing guide, so I listen.

lol ... re-sign and resign are two very different words. The context tells me which someone means, but man, it does throw a hitch in it at times :)

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#420 Mike Sixel

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Posted 30 October 2019 - 08:52 PM

Can we also discuss of, instead of have...... Sigh

It's been a fun year so far, GO Twins.