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  1. HUSKERMAN-HUSKERFAN

    HUSKERMAN-HUSKERFAN Well-Known Member

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    I hope not. That means prices inside the park go up. Last year I ordered 2 large beers, and they made me fill out credit application first.
     
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    HUSKERMAN-HUSKERFAN Well-Known Member

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    Did I just hear the DH is coming to the NL?....you know what that means!....ALBERT!...ALBERT!
     
  3. Terry O'Keefe

    Terry O'Keefe Well-Known Member Administrator

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    When the Astros were in the NL I didn't like the DH rule...now I do and I hope they do make it universal.
     
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    Terry, I always have felt the DH should be universal. There's a case to be made either way: Keeping P in the batting lineup forces certain strategical decisions in close games. Having a DH allows the team to be 100% offense 100% of the time when batting and make P decisions based only on how he's pitching, not when his place in the batting order comes up. I opt for the latter.

    I'll say what we all are thinking. This is one of many topics where we miss JO'Co's input. Corey? Are you out there? I (and we, I presume) would like to know what your dad thought on this topic and what you think.
     
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  5. George Krebs

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    There is no arguing that the DH has eliminated much of the strategy that made baseball a real thinking game. It has also re-structured the composition of teams as they go for bigger bullpens in lieu of position players and quality pitching starts are now 5 innings. Another unintentional by product is the disappearance of the stolen base, the sacrifice bunt and the hit and run as no one wants to risk losing the thrill of a 480' HR with an exit velocity of Mach 2 with less than two runners on board. It was a rule change invented to pump up the score and keep old guys in the game. I would go back to the old ways in a heartbeat.
     
  6. Terry O'Keefe

    Terry O'Keefe Well-Known Member Administrator

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    JUPITER, Fla. -- Major League Baseball will begin canceling regular-season games if the league and the MLBPA can't come to terms on a new collective bargaining agreement by Monday, a league spokesperson said Wednesday.

    The games would not be made up and players would not be paid full-season salaries, the spokesperson said.

    "A deadline is a deadline," the spokesperson said. "Missed games are missed games. Salary will not be paid for those games."
     
  7. Terry O'Keefe

    Terry O'Keefe Well-Known Member Administrator

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    Well they finally got it done. Camps will open soon the season is expected to be 162 games.

     
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  8. Terry O'Keefe

    Terry O'Keefe Well-Known Member Administrator

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    National League has the DH now. MLB draft is now 20 rounds instead of 40. 12 teams in the post season, 3 division winners and 3 wild cards. Top 2 Div winners get bye, 3rd Div winner gets home series against the lowest seed. Wildcard round will be best of 3 series. Minor leaguers get a raise.
     
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    The NL DH will be controversial among many old-schoolers. I'm an old-schooler, and I'm glad to see it. I have a brother who's an old-schooler, and he doesn't like it.
     
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    Just like the NFL, do anything to help offense.
     
  11. Terry O'Keefe

    Terry O'Keefe Well-Known Member Administrator

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    I didn't like the DH when the Astros were a NL team, but I have come to like it since we moved to the AL.

    Also we will now see advertisements on the hats and jerseys. I absolutely hate that rule.