Verified:

BladeEWG

Member

2191

Feb 22nd 2015, 22:34:45

Sure sign of spring :)

Forgotten

Member

1579

Feb 22nd 2015, 22:48:45

Performance Enhancing Drugs sales are going through the roof!
~LaF's Retired Janitor~

mrford

Member

21,100

Feb 22nd 2015, 22:53:29

/me chops

we get it forgotten, you dont like sports.
Swagger of a Chupacabra

[21:37:01] <&KILLERfluffY> when I was doing FA stuff for sof the person who gave me the longest angry rant was Mr Ford

Forgotten

Member

1579

Feb 22nd 2015, 22:57:17

I love sports.

Baseball is the ONE sport that will put me to sleep every time I watch it, I'm so happy the season is going to start soon, my sleeping problems are going to be solved!

~LaF's Retired Janitor~

Trife

Member

5781

Feb 23rd 2015, 1:57:34

Originally posted by mrford:
/me chops


/me pees on foam tomahawk

mrford

Member

21,100

Feb 23rd 2015, 2:11:08

i have disemboweled friends for less....
Swagger of a Chupacabra

[21:37:01] <&KILLERfluffY> when I was doing FA stuff for sof the person who gave me the longest angry rant was Mr Ford

braden

Member

10,344

Feb 23rd 2015, 2:33:54

can MARTIAN replace the originator of this thread with Croaker, replace the title with "The Four Sweetest Words in English", and the content read Pitchers and catchers report?


i mean, if we can't rely on tradition, is it truly baseball??


(since i was like thirteen i've adopted this as, in fact, the four sweetest words in the english language).. (then i learned the joys of 'play it again, sam'..)

mrford

Member

21,100

Feb 23rd 2015, 2:38:14

hoe, you canadian
Swagger of a Chupacabra

[21:37:01] <&KILLERfluffY> when I was doing FA stuff for sof the person who gave me the longest angry rant was Mr Ford

braden

Member

10,344

Feb 23rd 2015, 2:43:41

i haqd brad keselowski start for my fantasy nascar this week, don't even get me started

mrford

Member

21,100

Feb 23rd 2015, 2:44:31

ha! redneck nub. penske motors were poppin like cherries freshman year in college
Swagger of a Chupacabra

[21:37:01] <&KILLERfluffY> when I was doing FA stuff for sof the person who gave me the longest angry rant was Mr Ford

braden

Member

10,344

Feb 23rd 2015, 2:47:50

i would;ve gone with droppin' like driscoll but we all know i severely lack tact

elvesrus

Game Moderators
Game Moderator
4943

Feb 23rd 2015, 4:39:59

Can't wait to see Lou Seal with the belt again.
Originally posted by crest23:
Elves is a douche on every server.

KoHeartsGPA

Member

21,138

Feb 23rd 2015, 6:38:53

Giants will win WS again in 2016

That is all.
Mess with me you better kill me, or I'll just take your pride & joy and jack it up
(•_•)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6VRMGTwU4I
-=TSO~DKnights~XI~LaF=-

S.F. Giants 2010, 2012, 2014 World Series Champions, fluff YEAH!

Trife

Member

5781

Feb 23rd 2015, 19:58:07

i can't wait for baseball without selig

Bombay

Member

257

Feb 24th 2015, 15:47:03

Things that need to be fixed.

-Batters stepping out after every pitch to adjust their gear.
-Pitchers walking around the mound and taking forever
-Ump not giving Time whenever it is asked for.

This game needs to be sped up, needs to be done in 2-2 1/2 hours. 4 Hour games are stupid crazy.

mrford

Member

21,100

Feb 24th 2015, 16:06:10

Um, they have introduced new rules to speed the game up this off season. But don't let that get in the way of a solid fluff fest.
Swagger of a Chupacabra

[21:37:01] <&KILLERfluffY> when I was doing FA stuff for sof the person who gave me the longest angry rant was Mr Ford

Bombay

Member

257

Feb 24th 2015, 16:38:57

The new rules are only fines for offenders, of about 500 bucks. This won't do much to change the game right away, MLB is fluff footing around.

mrford

Member

21,100

Feb 24th 2015, 16:41:02

Expecting immediate and comprehensive change in a game as traditionally focused as baseball is going to net you dissapointment.



Hitters must keep at least one foot inside the batter's box at all times, barring exceptions like foul balls, wild pitches, or if the umpire grants him time out.

Pitchers must throw a pitch within 20 seconds of receiving the ball. Clocks posted in each dugout will count down the 20 seconds.

There will be a maximum break between innings of 2:05, with a clock keeping track. Hitters must be in the batter's box by 1:45. If the hitter's not ready, the umpire can call a strike. If the pitcher doesn't throw a pitch by 2:05, the umpire can call a ball.

Teams will have a maximum of 2:30 to change pitchers, with the clock starting as soon as the reliever enters the playing field.

Teams are limited to a maximum of three mound visits per game, not including pitching changes. This applies to trips to the mound by managers, coaches, and catchers.

Pitchers no longer have to deliver four balls for an intentional walk. The manager can simply signal to the umpire.


But I don't know what more you want than that. Yes the fine may be $500, but that isn't the point. It is to change the habits of habitual offenders. Your instant satisfaction bullfluff has no reasonable place here.

Edited By: mrford on Feb 24th 2015, 16:48:18
Swagger of a Chupacabra

[21:37:01] <&KILLERfluffY> when I was doing FA stuff for sof the person who gave me the longest angry rant was Mr Ford

Trife

Member

5781

Feb 24th 2015, 16:44:49

Originally posted by mrford:
traditionally focused as baseball


yeah, like the all star game that ended in a tie

:P

Bombay

Member

257

Feb 24th 2015, 16:55:11

I'd prefer that there be stiffer penalties to actually change the behavior. Imagine if NFL imposed a no hitting the QB in the head rule, but only fined you $500 each hit and did not give you any kind of in game penalty for it?

Auto- Balls and Strikes for offenses would be a step in the right direction. Stepping out of the batters box and getting an automatic strike, that would cause you to think twice. A pitcher getting an auto Ball for wasting time...

mrford

Member

21,100

Feb 24th 2015, 16:58:39

You think that $500 isn't much but when viewer in a larger scope, it will add up fast for habitual offenders. This is also a first implementation of new rules and instead of a trial period you want an iron fist that can effect more than the offenders. This is baseball bro, not Nazi Germany. It takes time to change habits ingrained into a game. Instead of applauding for a move in the right direction you sit there and fluff that it wasn't a big enough of a move. Makes me think you don't know how ingrained ed in tradition baseball is. This is a large move. Your hitting the QB analogy just proves my point. Apples and oranges.
Swagger of a Chupacabra

[21:37:01] <&KILLERfluffY> when I was doing FA stuff for sof the person who gave me the longest angry rant was Mr Ford

Bombay

Member

257

Feb 24th 2015, 17:00:24

I understand... it is better than nothing.... I have to live with it.

mrford

Member

21,100

Feb 24th 2015, 17:05:08

Not just that, it is a step in the right direction. There is no real preseason to test new rules so this is how they go about it. For all we know these rules won't do anything measurable in regards to game tempo. If that turns out to be true then it is now an asterisk season.

Baseball is traditional as fluff, but they are making an effort to modernize and fit I to TV contracts and demands. Give them time. Hell, they even allowed instant replay!
Swagger of a Chupacabra

[21:37:01] <&KILLERfluffY> when I was doing FA stuff for sof the person who gave me the longest angry rant was Mr Ford

bstrong86

Member

2476

Feb 24th 2015, 17:14:53

Awww i love the long games.

''No, honey. I cannot go mow the yard. The game is on.''

4-5 hrs later.


''Its dark now, guess i should have mowed earlier. But the game was on. Maybe in two weeks when this home stretch is over with"
The Death Knights

XI

mrford

Member

21,100

Feb 24th 2015, 17:16:39

I still remember that Braves vs Pirates 19 inning game that ended on one of the worse calls I have ever seen a couple years back. The pirates lost like a dozen games in a row after that mental Hiroshima. Was an almost 7 hour game.
Swagger of a Chupacabra

[21:37:01] <&KILLERfluffY> when I was doing FA stuff for sof the person who gave me the longest angry rant was Mr Ford

Trife

Member

5781

Feb 24th 2015, 17:30:18

Originally posted by mrford:
I still remember that Braves vs Pirates 19 inning game that ended on one of the worse calls I have ever seen a couple years back. The pirates lost like a dozen games in a row after that mental Hiroshima. Was an almost 7 hour game.


http://blip.tv/...ll-by-jerry-meals-5417555

the losses weren't all in a row (won one outta the next dozen games), but yeah, it took them awhile to recover from it

http://www.baseball-almanac.com/...dule.php?y=2011&t=PIT

and the game was ~6:40 minutes

very good memory mr fordy

yet one more f'n reason to hate the braves and their stupid fans

mrford

Member

21,100

Feb 24th 2015, 17:31:10

lol poor pirates fan
Swagger of a Chupacabra

[21:37:01] <&KILLERfluffY> when I was doing FA stuff for sof the person who gave me the longest angry rant was Mr Ford

Trife

Member

5781

Feb 24th 2015, 17:31:17

Monthly Splits

Month (Games) Won Lost WP
April (27) 12 15 0.444
May (26) 13 13 0.500
June (27) 16 11 0.593
July (26) 13 13 0.500
August (30) 8 22 0.267
September (26) 10 16 0.385

heh after the game (took place 7/26/11), you can see how well they did in august lol

mrford

Member

21,100

Feb 24th 2015, 17:33:46

i stayed awake and watched that fluff live. i was thankful for the W, but dumbfounded by the call. although 6:40 behind the plate has to do a number on your senses.
Swagger of a Chupacabra

[21:37:01] <&KILLERfluffY> when I was doing FA stuff for sof the person who gave me the longest angry rant was Mr Ford

KoHeartsGPA

Member

21,138

Feb 24th 2015, 21:25:06

Originally posted by bstrong86:
Awww i love the long games.

''No, honey. I cannot go mow the yard. The game is on.''

4-5 hrs later.


''Its dark now, guess i should have mowed earlier. But the game was on. Maybe in two weeks when this home stretch is over with"


+1

LOL
Mess with me you better kill me, or I'll just take your pride & joy and jack it up
(•_•)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6VRMGTwU4I
-=TSO~DKnights~XI~LaF=-

S.F. Giants 2010, 2012, 2014 World Series Champions, fluff YEAH!

Hneftafl

Member

355

Feb 25th 2015, 3:57:23

If at first you don't succeed, reverse the polarity.

Twain

Member

3320

Feb 25th 2015, 16:36:07

Originally posted by Bombay:
I'd prefer that there be stiffer penalties to actually change the behavior. Imagine if NFL imposed a no hitting the QB in the head rule, but only fined you $500 each hit and did not give you any kind of in game penalty for it?

Auto- Balls and Strikes for offenses would be a step in the right direction. Stepping out of the batters box and getting an automatic strike, that would cause you to think twice. A pitcher getting an auto Ball for wasting time...



Apples and Oranges. The players hitting the QB in the head may have a motivation to do so--it helps their team, and it might help them financially because they'll be seen as a better defensive player.

Standing outside the batter's box for 10 extra seconds doesn't inherently do anything to the pitcher (it could mess with his rhythm theoretically, but it's not an automatic), and they're certainly not going to get paid more because of those extra 10 seconds.

ford's right. It's a game without a clock, so there are potentially problems with timing, especially the more they commercialize the game (which, along with the La Russa style bullpen management, I would argue is a way bigger problem than a batter stepping out).

If the timing of the game is why you hate baseball, you probably weren't going to like it if the game were 10-15 minutes shorter anyway.

Alin

Member

3848

Feb 25th 2015, 22:41:01

Considering the new rules, what would be the most probable outcome of a baseball game?

The average points scored / game going up or down ? ( taking into acount the 20 seconds rule we should have higher score-line ).

mrford

Member

21,100

Feb 25th 2015, 23:05:42

It isn't changing the number of plays directly. It might effect stamina but other than that it would be hard to predict any scoring effect. Same number of outs to get
Swagger of a Chupacabra

[21:37:01] <&KILLERfluffY> when I was doing FA stuff for sof the person who gave me the longest angry rant was Mr Ford

Trife

Member

5781

Feb 26th 2015, 0:46:09

http://i.imgur.com/H6ZyDwW.png

i know correlation does not imply causation, but when i first saw this graph i figured that we'd see scoring go up as games get shorter. my reasoning is that the timing rules will affect pitchers more than batters because it could slightly mess with a pitchers' long established mound routine, as well as potentially not giving the pitcher as much rest between pitches.

but after thinking about this more - there are two issues with this graph

first and foremost the chart only goes back a decade... it'd be nice to see a graph reaching farther back with notations of when rule changes occurred that might've affected game time

also, it was in 2007 that MLB banned amphetamines. i know i will never be able to back this up, but i feel 100% confident in saying that the banning of amphetamines has had more of an impact on runs scored per game than the length of ballgames.

so in summation. i have no idea what this change will do to the runs scored

elvesrus

Game Moderators
Game Moderator
4943

Feb 26th 2015, 1:33:22

combine that runs/time over the past years with home runs. seems to be some similarities there.

personally I'd love it if this leads to longer ABs and longer games in general.
Originally posted by crest23:
Elves is a douche on every server.

braden

Member

10,344

Feb 26th 2015, 2:07:09

remove the commercials. that'll shorten the game.

also, elves is a catcher.

Suicidal

Member

1066

Feb 26th 2015, 11:35:54

When Trife heard the pitchers were on their way, he immediately bent over (no lube or nuffin')

Hail Orioles!

Trife

Member

5781

Feb 26th 2015, 15:58:41

Originally posted by Suicidal:
When Trife heard the pitchers were on their way, he immediately bent over (no lube or nuffin')


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6nSKkwzwdW4

elvesrus

Game Moderators
Game Moderator
4943

Feb 26th 2015, 20:59:15

Originally posted by Suicidal:
Hail Orioles!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7bCtj-zIMM4

yes I know ;)

Originally posted by braden:
remove the commercials. that'll shorten the game.

also, elves is a catcher.


reaction time is the difference between a ball in the glove and a ball inside your eye socket, so catching is very important for a pitcher ;)
Originally posted by crest23:
Elves is a douche on every server.

braden

Member

10,344

Feb 26th 2015, 21:22:54

i love it when you talk dirty.

Cerberus

Member

3546

Feb 27th 2015, 3:15:10

Damn, I thought for sure that Mickster would show up on this thread.
I don't need anger management, people need to stop pissing me off!