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and I know you're a valuable member here
and i'm very confused - the mariners have been in the AL west since they came into being? what on earth are you talking about moving?
it would be a huge deal if it was YOUR team got shafted
When I see bbc's rants against the DH, it reminds me of young kids that has to eat broccoli. The broccoli gains mythic dimensions of vileness in their minds, wholly disproportionate from what disagreeable taste the little vegetable actually has.
I personally find it weird that people get so worked up about the DH. Maybe it's just me, but I really don't find the experience of watching an AL game to be all that different than watching an NL game. Having a preference, I understand; freaking out, I do not get.
Ok, this stuff about the DH is just asinine. It's still baseball.
as far as i am concerned, if a team has a DH it is not playing baseball. and i don't/won't watch it.
Why does everyone think the D Backs should have been moved ?
Why does everyone think the D Backs should have been moved ? Because they are geographically closer to most of the teams in that division ?
Everyone batting and playing the field is not the essence of baseball.
whatevs - once they do that i won't care any more because there won't be any more baseball to watch
yes it is. that's exactly what the essence of what baseball is.
it ain't real baseball, the game we learned as kids
One of the big things militating against that is the pace of the modern game--three and three and a half hour nine-inning games with the ninth inning lasting forty-five minutes (and this is when there's no scoring) is just a big turn off. Let's play, goddammit. Everything should have to do with actually playing the game--not stopping the action. It wasn't always like that and it doesn't have to be like that.
This has been pointed out so many times already, but why is the game you learned as a kid the definition of true baseball? The game I learned as a kid had the DH.
I am confused - why is BBC not allowed to have an opinion? She expressed her opinion and how she plans on dealing with this change, and everyone is piling on. She hasn't tried to convince anyone else to do the same thing, she hasn't done anything but say how she feels. If you disagree, fine, but you can still respect her opinion and let her deal with it as she sees fit.
Why does everyone think the D'backs should have been moved? Because they are geographically closer to most of the teams in that division?
Morty: When I was a kid playing games like the ones you describe, we'd play for a lot longer than three and a half hours at a time; of course, we'd play a lot more than one nine-inning game.
And the action was continuous.
I am confused - why is BBC not allowed to have an opinion?
Except for the inevitable stoppages to fish the ball out of the creak or dig it out of Mrs. Johnson's hedges.
it really ought to be either Colorado or Arizona, so the time zones are more equitably shared.
I hate the move because it was basically kicking a team while it's down and engaging in extortion to make a team give up its rights. When Crane set his price for making the move, it was basically the same as telling the fan base that he doesn't care what they think.
This has been pointed out so many times already, but why is the game you learned as a kid the definition of true baseball? The game I learned as a kid had the DH. The game that other people learned as a kid, long before you learned, you couldn't pitch overhand.
While it's impossible to know what really went on behind the scenes from what we know I'm not sure that Crane should really be blamed for that.
No one has mentioned how the Astros move to the AL will affect TV and radio. Will we still be able to watch and listen to both the Astros and Rangers or will each area of the state become sole territory of one of the teams?
You know, as an AL fan, I'm pretty ####### sick of NL fans acting like we have some kind of mental illness for not having a problem with the DH.
the DH does indeed bastardize the game in a way that fooling with the mound, spitballs and steroids don't because the whole idea, to me, of the game, is that each player has to take his turn. You don't get to skip out at what you aren't any good at, any more than some husband is allowed to bring a prostitute home to do whatever his wife/gf doesn't like to do.
3 - I have no intention of giving up baseball.
You don't get to skip out at what you aren't any good at, any more than some husband is allowed to bring a prostitute home to do whatever his wife/gf doesn't like to do.
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