Renewed Appreciation of Baseball

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Re: Renewed Appreciation of Baseball

Postby VideoGameCritic » April 6th, 2019, 9:21 pm

Voor wrote:I think it’s kind of a misconception that the games are “too long”. The reason is say that is because during the playoffs and World Series, people will stay up way late to watch an extra innings game, and it is indeed exciting.


I don't think it's a misconception so much as a cold hard fact.
https://www.beyondtheboxscore.com/2015/ ... l-analysis

When I was a kid a typical game was 2 and a half hours, and something they were less than 2 hours because pitchers would actually attempt to pitch 9 innings instead of 5 "quality" innings.

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Re: Renewed Appreciation of Baseball

Postby Voor » April 7th, 2019, 4:41 pm

VideoGameCritic wrote:
Voor wrote:I think it’s kind of a misconception that the games are “too long”. The reason is say that is because during the playoffs and World Series, people will stay up way late to watch an extra innings game, and it is indeed exciting.


I don't think it's a misconception so much as a cold hard fact.
https://www.beyondtheboxscore.com/2015/ ... l-analysis

When I was a kid a typical game was 2 and a half hours, and something they were less than 2 hours because pitchers would actually attempt to pitch 9 innings instead of 5 "quality" innings.


Maybe, though when I look at the WS ratings, the biggest factor to me seems to be the teams that are playing. Baseball as a whole has declined sure, but folks still tune in WHEN A GAME MATTERS.

I never watch baseball, until the playoffs, and then I follow it very closely. I think a lot of fans are like that.

I’d say baseball needs to tap from other sports:
—fewer games, making each game have weight. College football has perfected this.

—let their stars be stars. NBA is great at this.

—enough with the gentleman unspoken rules. Flip that bat all over the place. Talk trash. Grab your crotch. With all the restraint, it’s so dumb that beaning a batter because he homered off you last year is somehow “OK”. Dumb.

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Re: Renewed Appreciation of Baseball

Postby Herschie » April 7th, 2019, 5:05 pm

I'll say it again, I don't mind watching a longer game because of strategy. A chess match can be very interesting to watch. I definitely mind a longer game because of added commercials.

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Re: Renewed Appreciation of Baseball

Postby mahoney19 » April 7th, 2019, 9:05 pm

I used to love baseball as a kid! I lived in SoCal so I was a Dodgers fan.....I could count on the same players coming back every year....Garvey, Cey, Lopes and the rest Now you never know if your favorite player will be there year to year. I also agree with the relief pitcher thing. They've been throwing forever! Why more once the take the mound? Do back up quarterbacks get to come on the field and throw 15-20 passed down the field? lol.....first time post, long time fan of the VGC. Cheers!

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Re: Renewed Appreciation of Baseball

Postby Matchstick » April 9th, 2019, 1:56 am

Herschie wrote:I was happy for him when he won a ring in 2001 with Arizona.


You and me both, buddy :D


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