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Old Apr 21st, 2018, 02:04 PM   #21
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Okay, so we have some fans and some players here....Great!

Question for you, there has been some fear that HRs will be down this year. I know itís early, but some are suggesting that the season is too long. The cold weather is affecting the HR totals. It may be too early to say but it does open up an interesting question....is the season too long?

I can remember sitting in the ball park at the CNE in early April wiping the snow off seats and man was it cold!,,, this year they started the season in March.....should we back off some games say to a 154game season? Could we do this if we kill the Inter-League games ( which I do like seeing ) or leave it. Somehow a game 7 in November seems weird.
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Okay, so we have some fans and some players here....Great!

Question for you, there has been some fear that HRs will be down this year. I know itís early, but some are suggesting that the season is too long. The cold weather is affecting the HR totals. It may be too early to say but it does open up an interesting question....is the season too long?

I can remember sitting in the ball park at the CNE in early April wiping the snow off seats and man was it cold!,,, this year they started the season in March.....should we back off some games say to a 154game season? Could we do this if we kill the Inter-League games ( which I do like seeing ) or leave it. Somehow a game 7 in November seems weird.
Yes, the season is way too long. When the playoffs and World Series stretch into November, it is something that needs to be corrected.
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Old Apr 21st, 2018, 07:37 PM   #23
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Question -- who are some of the baseball players you have seen play in person and who ended up in the Baseball Hall of Fame???? For me =

Willie Mays
Hank Aaron
Jackie Robinson
Sandy Kofax
Warren Spahn
Mickey Mantle
Roberto Clemente
Ernie Banks
Yogi Berra
Whitey Ford
Bob Gibson
Willie McCovey
Stan Musial
Tom Seaver
Ted Williams
Carl Yastrzemski (sp?)

For me, I was lucky in that I was able to see these men play at Yankee Stadium, The Polo Grounds, Ebbets Field and Shea Stadium.
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Old Apr 22nd, 2018, 10:13 AM   #24
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That's quite a list ! I have one notably story for my HOF player. I remember seeing Reggie Jackson at CNE Stadium when he was with the Angels. A group of us went to see the Jays play the Angels. We were on the first base side, four rows up from the Angels bull pen. Jackson was in the outfield warming up with some toss. A father came down holding an infant son, who would have been in the line of the toss. Jackson yelled at him to move his son because if there was a muff catch the ball would hit his son... it was noisy and I guess the father didn't hear or get it. Jackson ran up and jumped up on the railing and told the dad to please move to protect the child. We heard it quite clear but the 20K others at the ball park only saw Jackson running up and " yelling at a fan"...the jeering and booing was almost deafening. Little did they know Jackson was doing the father a favour.

Jackson was up the next inning and the booing was incredible...every pitch they got on him. He struck out in one of his famous "screwed into the ground swings" and the noise was incredible. I felt sorry for him, as they didn't know he was actually being a good guy.

That same game, Luis Sanchez was in the bull pen. When he stood up, and remember we were four rows back, you could look straight into his eyes...man was he tall. Well some idiot fan ran down beside up and tossed an almost full beer can at the bull pen bench hitting Sanchez in the shoulder. Sanchez got up with another pitcher to see who it was and he thought it was us. They two started throwing toss and we knew what they were thinking...and that a "ball would get away" and hit us. Again Jackson stepped in and indicated it wasn't us but the jerk now running up the stairs. They security actually got the guy.

I remember that game vividly....no matter what you thought of Reggie, we knew something the 20,000 other fans didn't...he was a good guy.
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That's quite a list ! I have one notably story for my HOF player. I remember seeing Reggie Jackson at CNE Stadium when he was with the Angels. A group of us went to see the Jays play the Angels. We were on the first base side, four rows up from the Angels bull pen. Jackson was in the outfield warming up with some toss. A father came down holding an infant son, who would have been in the line of the toss. Jackson yelled at him to move his son because if there was a muff catch the ball would hit his son... it was noisy and I guess the father didn't hear or get it. Jackson ran up and jumped up on the railing and told the dad to please move to protect the child. We heard it quite clear but the 20K others at the ball park only saw Jackson running up and " yelling at a fan"...the jeering and booing was almost deafening. Little did they know Jackson was doing the father a favour.

Jackson was up the next inning and the booing was incredible...every pitch they got on him. He struck out in one of his famous "screwed into the ground swings" and the noise was incredible. I felt sorry for him, as they didn't know he was actually being a good guy.

That same game, Luis Sanchez was in the bull pen. When he stood up, and remember we were four rows back, you could look straight into his eyes...man was he tall. Well some idiot fan ran down beside up and tossed an almost full beer can at the bull pen bench hitting Sanchez in the shoulder. Sanchez got up with another pitcher to see who it was and he thought it was us. They two started throwing toss and we knew what they were thinking...and that a "ball would get away" and hit us. Again Jackson stepped in and indicated it wasn't us but the jerk now running up the stairs. They security actually got the guy.

I remember that game vividly....no matter what you thought of Reggie, we knew something the 20,000 other fans didn't...he was a good guy.
Interesting stories, Rp.
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Wow. A unique record.

Brandon Beltís 1st inning AB: 21 pitches, a new MLB record for an at-bat. This breaks the previous modern history record of 20 between Ricky Gutierrez and Bartolo Colon on 6/26/98. Belt's at-bat lasted approximately 12 minutes, 45 seconds.
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Wow. A unique record.

Brandon Beltís 1st inning AB: 21 pitches, a new MLB record for an at-bat. This breaks the previous modern history record of 20 between Ricky Gutierrez and Bartolo Colon on 6/26/98. Belt's at-bat lasted approximately 12 minutes, 45 seconds.
I always thought it a strange rule that you can foul off balls all day but if you bunt a ball foul on your third strike you are out. The Angels must be fuming as Barria must have tossed 50 pitches in the first. Not that people would like this and if you did the rules committee would butt in, but if I was a manager I would waste the first inning on their starters by just fouling balls off...yeah I know itís difficult but if you have some guys who can do it you will burn through their pitching staff.
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I always thought it a strange rule that you can foul off balls all day but if you bunt a ball foul on your third strike you are out. The Angels must be fuming as Barria must have tossed 50 pitches in the first. Not that people would like this and if you did the rules committee would butt in, but if I was a manager I would waste the first inning on their starters by just fouling balls off...yeah I know itís difficult but if you have some guys who can do it you will burn through their pitching staff.
An interesting suggestion, Rp. I recall going to a NY Mets game back in 1963 when their rookie second baseman, Ron Hunt, fouled off a dozen pitches with an 0-2 count on him. The Giants pitcher, Gaylord Perry, threw one of his classic spit balls in an attempt to strike him out, but it curved so much it hit Hunt in the ass.
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Marc, I thought this interesting....and something you probably knew. Although the Atlanta Braves are considered the oldest continuously run organization in the MLB...... i take exception to this as the Phillies have held the same name in the same city, but thatís another story....the Giants are the team which has won the most games with 11,015 wins!
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