Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Pariah

The 2019 Baseball Thread

Recommended Posts

2 hours ago, Grailknight said:

Yeah, this is a sad time to be an Astros fan. The penalties weren't truly harsh enough but if you strip the World Series in '17 then you'd probably have to do the "18 one as well.  And the owners who sign Manfred's paycheck don't want him to have that much power over them.

 

This may be the best way to stop it though. No manager will put up with this happening under their watch (unless it's approved from the owner and front office😧)

 

Yeah, shouldn't really retroactively strip titles in pro sports.  And, that is even with me hating Boston.  You'd have to start analyzing the titles of the last 100 years, a big can of worms.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Jim Rome said something very interesting on his Youtube channel today. He said he didn;t want to hear form people saying they will drop baseball or their team that was implicated -- because they won't. They never do. 

 

Come Opening Day, there will still be big crowds at Minute Maid Park and Fenway Park. I don't doubt that in the least.

 

I also disagree with Max Kellerman that baseball is now irrelevant and only when a scandal breaks out do people talk about it. He seems to measure the popularity of a sport by how much time talking heads like himself find themselves discussing it on the air. By that standard, you might well forget that hockey even exists (maybe that's because ESPN doesn't have the national TV contract for the NHL). 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well, hockey probably is more of a regional sport (northern half of US and Canada).  But in that area it is pretty close to the Big 3.   Probably more so than in my day, but there was just absolutely no exposure to hockey in a rural Southern town, beyond the boxscore in the local paper.  But, it should at least be a #4.   

 

Course, interestingly, you covered 2 guys I really cant stand, though finding a sports talk guy I can for more than 10 minutes is a hard job.  Baseball could very well be #3, now.  But, just because Kellerman has no interest in talking about a sport isn't a judge on its popularity.

 

I think analytics has been hurting sports interest to a large degree.  It does streamline teams into efficiency, but, it has cost team individuality, every team in every sport is building their teams near identically.  One size fits all makes for boring watching.   I enjoyed watching speed team like the Cardinals back in the 80s, fend off teams built more conventionally.  Could it work now? I don't know.  No team is even remotely going to try.  Since every team is going to build 95% identical, the trash teams will just get cheaper versions of molds, players that the rich teams cast off.  

 

(football seems to have some variety, but it is more of a 2 size and dependent mostly on your QB's abilities.  Slow old relic vs flashy new dual threat, Baseball is 3 true outcome obsessed, while basketball is drawn to all 3s all the time

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

congrats to them and deserved. I am surprised more didnt get in. Its time for the writers to stop penalizing Schilling for 1 repost 5 years ago. He can be a jerk, but his numbers both regular season and especially post season deserve to be voted for. Contrarily, I find it nice to see them sticking to their guns on the known(?) steroid guys.

One guy who was on MLB Now yesterday put all the steroid guys on his ballot, claiming it wasn't up to him to police the game and that the HOF is just a museum. I and the other panelists disagreed with him vehemently regarding getting your own plaque there. Those guys exploits are in, but it is a very different thing to put the man in as a HOFer. He tried to argue that there are already bad guys in the hall so why bother.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 hours ago, Pariah said:

Derek Jeter and Larry Walker are in the Hall of Fame.

 

I'm still mad the Vet Committee continues to ignore Lou Whitaker.  No, diss to Ted Simmons, but Whitaker was more deserving.  Should have gone in with Trammell, either both are deserving or neither are.

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...