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Old May 9th, 2018, 09:06 AM   #71
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Marc, Craig was also a great coach and manager...... a lot of guy are in the Hall due to his teachings. Didn’t he go on the win a WS with St. Louis after the Mets stint.
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On the baseball subject, I would be remiss to point out last night James Paxton, threw a no hitter against the Jays and becme only the second Canadian in MLB history to do so. The last one was 73 years ago!

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Craig was the starting pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game One of the 1959 World Series, a series in which he also started Game Four. Craig was also the starting pitcher for one game apiece in the 1955 and 1956 World Series with the Brooklyn Dodgers, and he also pitched in relief in two World Series games for the St. Louis Cardinals in 1964, winning one game. Craig's overall World Series record was two wins and two losses, and his teams won three of the four series.
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Old May 9th, 2018, 09:51 AM   #74
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Not a bad record would you say Marc.
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On the baseball subject, I would be remiss to point out last night James Paxton, threw a no hitter against the Jays and becme only the second Canadian in MLB history to do so. The last one was 73 years ago!

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Yup, that would be Dick Fowler. What is interesting to me is that the A’s are no longer in Philly and the Browns are no longer in St. Louis. I think only hockey could match team movement to baseball.
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Not a bad record would you say Marc.
I always liked him when he pitched for the Mets and was the manager of the SF Giants.
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While I am a purist at heart, it is with some sadness that I don't see our ball diamonds filled with kids playing the game. It seems that I am not alone. MLB and USA Baseball are running a modified version of the game to not only attract, but instruct and keep kids playing it. This, to me, is a good thing. According to Ralph Russo of AP the game has the following format changes:

1. six inning games
2.four batters per inning
3.three swings per batter with no balls or strikes called on taken pitches and a coach can side toss to the player and if no contact you can use a Tee.
4. six players who rotate positions with no outfielders but a centre field rover.
5. no catchers, but the coach can also catch.

The idea is to make the game such that the kids have more actual play and interactive.

Personally, I like the concept. This seems like a format to be active and teach fundamentals.

Thoughts.....
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While I am a purist at heart, it is with some sadness that I don't see our ball diamonds filled with kids playing the game. It seems that I am not alone. MLB and USA Baseball are running a modified version of the game to not only attract, but instruct and keep kids playing it. This, to me, is a good thing. According to Ralph Russo of AP the game has the following format changes:

1. six inning games
2.four batters per inning
3.three swings per batter with no balls or strikes called on taken pitches and a coach can side toss to the player and if no contact you can use a Tee.
4. six players who rotate positions with no outfielders but a centre field rover.
5. no catchers, but the coach can also catch.

The idea is to make the game such that the kids have more actual play and interactive.

Personally, I like the concept. This seems like a format to be active and teach fundamentals.

Thoughts.....
Interesting. As a kid, I played pick-up games with my friends in the school playgrounds or at the various ball fields for public use around Flushing Meadows, where the 1939/40 World's Fair grounds were located and where they put the 1964/65 World's Fair. Back then, it was more about playing rather than keeping score or stats. We just had fun.
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Marc, I think sometimes we over think it as adults..... but I agree having fun is the key. Here in Windsor we are so diverse culturally, that I am beginning to see kids playing cricket in the parks. Nothing against that..... I see football ( both Soccer and North American ) Cricket, Tennis...but baseball not so much....this approach might get more kids into it.
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Marc, I think sometimes we over think it as adults..... but I agree having fun is the key. Here in Windsor we are so diverse culturally, that I am beginning to see kids playing cricket in the parks. Nothing against that..... I see football ( both Soccer and North American ) Cricket, Tennis...but baseball not so much....this approach might get more kids into it.
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