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    Quote Originally Posted by billy007 View Post
    it's all offense, offense, offense - bigger bases lessens the distance (by inches) from one to the other upping ever so slightly the success ratio of a steal; less pickoffs - more stealing theoretically. No shifts - more hits theoretically.
    How big are they making the bases? 10 feet wide?

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    Quote Originally Posted by billy007 View Post
    No shifts - more hits theoretically.
    The SHIFTS flat out work. They limit offense, especially for Left Handed Hitters.

    https://twitter.com/jaysonst/status/1370448208187523072

    Here's a little more context on why MLB wants to experiment with that anti-shift rule that will keep infielders from playing in RF on LH hitters.

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    2015 - .256
    2009 - .265
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    Quote Originally Posted by atomicpunk5151 View Post
    The SHIFTS flat out work. They limit offense, especially for Left Handed Hitters.

    https://twitter.com/jaysonst/status/1370448208187523072

    Here's a little more context on why MLB wants to experiment with that anti-shift rule that will keep infielders from playing in RF on LH hitters.

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    2015 - .256
    2009 - .265
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    MLB should not be stepping in and banning shifts. That's ridiculous. What's next? They ban pitchers from throwing sliders--too many whiffs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmy812 View Post
    MLB should not be stepping in and banning shifts. That's ridiculous. What's next? They ban pitchers from throwing sliders--too many whiffs?
    Agreed. Teach your left handed batters to bunt and shifts will magically disappear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by It's Mike View Post
    How big are they making the bases? 10 feet wide?
    I'm just going by what was in the article!

    Quote Originally Posted by It's Mike View Post
    Agreed. Teach your left handed batters to bunt and shifts will magically disappear.
    yep, if the opponent is stymying you, it's up to you to play better/different, not have the rules changed to neutralise them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by billy007 View Post
    I'm just going by what was in the article!



    yep, if the opponent is stymying you, it's up to you to play better/different, not have the rules changed to neutralise them.
    Couple inches based on what I'm reading. Impact on scoring will be appropriately zero. Might save a few guys getting spiked though. No issue with that.




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    I have absolutely no issue with teams employing the shift. Itís completely fair and a very good strategy. The Dodgers make use of it all the time. I see no problem with it. Left-handed hitters do have an advantage, so I donít see any reason why legally teams canít try to stop that with the shift. Baseball needs to just stop with all these fucking rule changes. Leave the game alone!
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    ...almost time

    and as these states lower age limits (Florida is supposed to go to 18 next week; I believe I saw where Georgia is at 16) hopefully the players will be lining up to get these shots so we can avoid some of the situations we saw last year.
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