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Discussion in 'All Other Sports' started by HollywoodLeo, Feb 9, 2007.

  1. rexy2006

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  2. HollywoodLeo

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    it's still up

    Giants series thread is sticky'd in the Padres forum.
     
  3. Johnny Lightning

    Johnny Lightning Go Bolts

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    bot 2

    SD 0

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  4. BFISA

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    Can't find tonite's game.
     
  5. BFISA

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    Pads up 2-0, bottom 4.
     
  6. BFISA

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    foogin dodgers up 2-0 on the Rockies :tdown: :icon_evil:
     
  7. BFISA

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    Pads up 3-0, top 7, Cla Meredith in for the Pads!! :tup:
     
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    Clean inning for Cla, Pads get another run in their half of the 7th!!

    Pads up 4-0, top 8!!

    Go Pads!!
     
  9. BFISA

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    Scotty Time!! :tup:
     
  10. BFISA

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    Brocail!!

    Pads win!!

    Go Pads!!
     
  11. HollywoodLeo

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    I've been doing one thread for the entire series, always sticky'd at the top.

    I planned on going to game by game threads if the action kept up.

    But that hasn't been the case. :no:

    I'm not helping matters, but it gets kinda depressing when i'm the only one posting in there.
    I'll go back to focusing on the strike3 thread for the LA series.
     
  12. BFISA

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    Think of it as mega-post padding. Last Year I was the sole contributor for alotta Pads GDTs.

    There's a reason I'm on the precipice of 20K posts!! [​IMG]
     
  13. SDRaiderH8er

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    Why talk baseball, get out on the field, play it! Coach it, get involved!
     
  14. BFISA

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    Or even be an ump!! :yes: :tup:
     
  15. HollywoodLeo

    HollywoodLeo Well-Known Member

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    Why can't I do both?
     
  16. SDRaiderH8er

    SDRaiderH8er Well-Known Member

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    "OR GET INVOLVED"

    IMO......

    Baseball is a sport that should be played, and not talked about.
    I think most of us come here to talk Football, and that sport is hard to play. Baseball is different, we play it year round. I have called games the first week in January, and the second week in December. We get 2 weeks off for Christmas so we can get some shopping done. I attend Umpire Rules meetings every Monday night from the first Monday Night in January through the first in March, then every other Monday night through June. For Little League, I have Coaches Clinic’s, safety meetings, and First Aid training., and next year I will probably have to help run a field mechanics clinic for some of the league’s “Umpires”. I am talking “Real” Baseball 5 to 7 times a week.

    Now if you really want to talk Baseball, which ball spins more, a slider or a curve?


    Question……..

    How many Strike outs can a pitcher get in one inning?
     
  17. SDRaiderH8er

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    Leo you can, but dont get upset when only a few people show up to talk baseball.
     
  18. HollywoodLeo

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    I'm not upset, just trying to promote the site is all. Much the same way people try to promote this site for Chargers football talk.

    Nobody gets upset if someone goes to the game instead of sticking around here for a gameday thread, but i'm sure there would be a tad bit of dissapointment if there was only one or two people around these forums while the season was underway.
     
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    Theoretically he can get an infinite amount if he keeps throwing a wild pitch or passed ball on strike 3 and the catcher keeps failing to get the runner out.

    I don't think anyone's ever had more than 4 in an inning, however.
     
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    I disagree.

    While actually playing baseball is, and always will be better than talking about it, there is definitely tons of room to talk about it.

    For one, not everybody is fit enough to play sports...not even baseball. (this, of course, does not apply to me)

    two, there's a plethera of things to talk about in regards to Major League Baseball.

    - player performance
    - standings
    - comparing one player to another, which can be done a lot better because statistics are more telling in baseball than they are in football.
    - player movement, rumors, and stuff of that nature

    There's plenty to talk about in baseball, just like there is in football.

    And this isn't meant to suggest that people shouldn't participate in playing in the sport whenever they can, because i'm all about that, but I think it's a bit much to suggest people shouldn't talk about baseball like as though it has to be a choice between playing or talking.
     
  21. SDRaiderH8er

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    That would be correct, and the only way to answer that would be to ask if you put a pitch count on the Pitcher. And you have not seen some of the games I have had to call, there was more than 4.
     
  22. HollywoodLeo

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    I was talking about major league baseball in regards to anyone throwing more than 4 in an inning.

    I can imagine the passed ball strike 3 happens a bit more at the non-major league levels.
     
  23. SDRaiderH8er

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    Statistics in Baseball are skewed!

    2 people have the same exact batting average, lets say that is .400, and both have the same exact times at bat with the same amount of hits.

    Are both good hitters?
     
  24. HollywoodLeo

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    If you focus only on one statistic, then yes they are skewed.

    But that's half the fun of talking about baseball (of the MLB variety) discussing statistics and debating which ones are more important.

    And, just like any sport, statistics are not the end all be all of how good a player is.

    But they are more telling than football. There's more intangebles in football.
     
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    Some scouts do not look at batting averages for prospects coming out of San Diego County High Schools. And the reason is that the San Diego County Coaches have voted out the 10 run rule the FED or High School Rules have in place. A lot of the BIG schools got together and voted it out. It allows those teams with good players to pad their stats like batting average, and slugging percentage against the weaker Teams within thier division. It also makes the better pitchers look better when playing weaker teams! A player might have a .400 batting average, yet when he plays a team with a winning record on the road, he is only hitting .275.
     
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    We're looking at this from two completely different perspectives, and because of this I do not think either of us is incorrect in our points of view.

    You seem to be looking at this from a perspective of high school players and those you umpire for. Judging them purely off stats would make little to no sense, for the reasons you state here for instance.

    When you're discussing the MLB, where the playing field is a thousand times more even then high schools across America, stats can be a good indicator of what the players are capable of doing...provided you use them correctly.
     
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    By comparing pitchers' Won/Loss records, for instance!! :yes: :icon_rofl: :icon_tease:
     
  28. HollywoodLeo

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    That would be an example of focusing on the wrong stat.
     
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    :clap: Beat LA !!! :clap:
    :clap: Beat LA !!! :clap:
    :clap: Beat LA !!! :clap:

     
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    Then using stats, you can predict when the next no hitter will be thrown.

    Stats are over rated in the Major Leagues! And if you are building a team based on stats, you will have nothing but teams that look like the Yankees! You cannot measure heart, you cannot measure determination!

    I will take 9 guys who will do anything it takes to win, over 9 guys who want to make Commercials, and want to watch them selves on ESPN!

    A 260 Hitter can go 5 for 5, and hit for the cycle, a 25 Game winner can get blown out in the top of the First! A guy that has stuck out 9 straight times against a pitcher and is hitting .175, can come up in the next at bat and hit a grand slam to win the game.

    A Team that is full of .750 hitters can have a No-hitter thrown at them. So what good does it have to measure someone?
     

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