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    almost time for the Washington Nikes vs. the New York Nikes and later the San Francisco Nikes vs. The Los Angeles Nikes - baseball! For real!

    Time for the 2020 MLB season presented by BLM and of course, Nike. Where social distancing equals 90 feet and the catcher always wears a mask.

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    time to find out if the 2020 Miami Nikes have made any progress. Won't be much of a season, but still nice to have something.
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    Nice start for the AL and NL favourites. Yankees and Dodgers both looked very good.

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    I don't like the 16 team playoff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave's Dreidel View Post
    I don't like the 16 team playoff.
    I'm ok with it for this season. Don't like the extra innings rules though.

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    And I bleeping hate the DH now being in the National League.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave's Dreidel View Post
    And I bleeping hate the DH now being in the National League.

    Yes...get off my lawn.
    Yep, me too. One of the things I liked about baseball was the two leagues did it differently and had to alternate in the world series. I guess the masses want offense. Which is cool. But I also like the strategery introduced by a batter who can't hit but may be striking out guys left and right (pardon the pun).

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    Too much BS in this corona exhibition season for me. Politics aside some of these whacko changes will stick around and not for the better of the game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave's Dreidel View Post
    And I bleeping hate the DH now being in the National League.

    Yes...get off my lawn.
    Get accustomed to it. That change will be permanent i bet

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    Quote Originally Posted by pickslide View Post
    Yep, me too. One of the things I liked about baseball was the two leagues did it differently and had to alternate in the world series. I guess the masses want offense. Which is cool. But I also like the strategery introduced by a batter who can't hit but may be striking out guys left and right (pardon the pun).

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    Teams can bat their worst hitter as DH and keep the strategy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pickslide View Post
    Yep, me too. One of the things I liked about baseball was the two leagues did it differently and had to alternate in the world series. I guess the masses want offense. Which is cool. But I also like the strategery introduced by a batter who can't hit but may be striking out guys left and right (pardon the pun).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave's Dreidel View Post
    I don't like the 16 team playoff.
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    I'm ok with it for this season. Don't like the extra innings rules though.
    I don't even like the 10 team playoffs, but who am I? As for the extra inning thing - don't like that either. At least go to your stats guys and find the average number of innings played in extra inning games the past 10 years, and start after that (for instance, if the average is 12 - the 13th inning is the one that starts with the runner on second). I get it, especially this wacky season, not exposing them any more than you have to, but one or two extra innings is not going to stress the system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by billy007 View Post
    I don't even like the 10 team playoffs, but who am I? As for the extra inning thing - don't like that either. At least go to your stats guys and find the average number of innings played in extra inning games the past 10 years, and start after that (for instance, if the average is 12 - the 13th inning is the one that starts with the runner on second). I get it, especially this wacky season, not exposing them any more than you have to, but one or two extra innings is not going to stress the system.

    And fuck the DH! Abomination!
    the DH will be permanent. I can see the expanded playoffs being permanent. I really hope the extra innings rule won't be. That's way too much of a gimmick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by It's Mike View Post
    the DH will be permanent. I can see the expanded playoffs being permanent. I really hope the extra innings rule won't be. That's way too much of a gimmick.
    Bet you're right about the DH. Hope you're wrong about the playoff. There were already too many teams. You don't need a "wild card" in a sport where they play 162 games. All about the Benjamins, I reckon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pickslide View Post
    Bet you're right about the DH. Hope you're wrong about the playoff. There were already too many teams. You don't need a "wild card" in a sport where they play 162 games. All about the Benjamins, I reckon.

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    this is certainly a money move. And in a weird year like this i think they need to do whatever they can to create revenue so i'm ok with the expanded playoffs. 5 teams per league I think is a reasonable number. The greater issue is the unbalanced schedule.

 

 

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