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 Post subject: Re: It’s Opening Day...
PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:40 am 
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Attending a AAA game between the Norfolk Tides (Orioles) and Pawtucket Red Sox tonight, and look who comes to bat for the Tides. Mr. Pedro Alvarez. Yes, he went 0-3.

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wow. dude looks like a teletubby. fat..


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 Post subject: Re: It’s Opening Day...
PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:43 pm 
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Stick a fork in them. These fucking clowns are done.

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 Post subject: Re: It’s Opening Day...
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Stick a fork in them. These fucking clowns are done.

They’ve always been done.
How can you take this franchise seriously when everything they do is driven by $$$?
All that 11 game streak did, and it seems like months ago, was make them “respectable”. It in no way, shape, or form put them in contention.

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 Post subject: Re: It’s Opening Day...
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suckage back in charge! 500 ball in danger soon. archer=just a guy :cry:


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 Post subject: Re: It’s Opening Day...
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Watching the Pirates is like watching a formulaic TV series. You know the characteristics of the cast, you know the structure of each episode, and you know the resolution at the end. With this in mind, I've seen no need to actually sit down and watch a game for about five years now. I'd say I've maybe seen 50 total innings over that stretch, yet I have such an understanding of what is happening to this team on a year-to-year basis because I've seen it all before.

I went against all of this Tuesday night, probably watching six innings, which is easily the most I've seen since Cole lost Game 5 of that NLDS a few years ago. I gotta say, the product is awful. It's not the Pirates. It's baseball. When you have a pitch cast with a hitters box justifying the ineptitude of the umpires in calling balls and strikes, it puts the entire integrity of the sport into question. The game has the technology to make itself better and more accurate, yet it refuses to do so to appease tradition and umpire ego, I suppose. Josh Harrison had two questionable pitches, one of which was the easiest Ball call I've ever seen. The butterfly effect of actually getting that call right could have led to better conditions for a Pirates victory that night. I don't even know if I really care if the Pirates win or lose at this point, but jesus do I care if something is done right, especially if theres technology available. It wasn't just that call. The umpire was making a mockery of the strike zone all night. It was as if I was watching some bad wrestling storyline where the ref is a heel or something.

I think it was Bob Walk...may have been Steve Blass. I don't know. Wehner and those two fuckers practically sound the same. We'll say it was Walk. On the TV side, he was trying to justify why umpires routinely missing calls was good for the game because the batters would be upset that some strikes on the computer would be balls for an umpire. This is by far one of the most fucking retarded things I've ever heard, ignoring the fact that Harrison, a batter, got shit by the umpire that night. The fans just want it right. MLB should want every pitch thrown to be the correct call. No surprise coming from that abhorrent broadcast crew. They're used to getting on their knees for authority.

Just a miserable broadcast and a miserable game.


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 Post subject: Re: It’s Opening Day...
PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:59 pm 
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Hacksaw Jim Duggan wrote:
Watching the Pirates is like watching a formulaic TV series. You know the characteristics of the cast, you know the structure of each episode, and you know the resolution at the end. With this in mind, I've seen no need to actually sit down and watch a game for about five years now. I'd say I've maybe seen 50 total innings over that stretch, yet I have such an understanding of what is happening to this team on a year-to-year basis because I've seen it all before.

I went against all of this Tuesday night, probably watching six innings, which is easily the most I've seen since Cole lost Game 5 of that NLDS a few years ago. I gotta say, the product is awful. It's not the Pirates. It's baseball. When you have a pitch cast with a hitters box justifying the ineptitude of the umpires in calling balls and strikes, it puts the entire integrity of the sport into question. The game has the technology to make itself better and more accurate, yet it refuses to do so to appease tradition and umpire ego, I suppose. Josh Harrison had two questionable pitches, one of which was the easiest Ball call I've ever seen. The butterfly effect of actually getting that call right could have led to better conditions for a Pirates victory that night. I don't even know if I really care if the Pirates win or lose at this point, but jesus do I care if something is done right, especially if theres technology available. It wasn't just that call. The umpire was making a mockery of the strike zone all night. It was as if I was watching some bad wrestling storyline where the ref is a heel or something.

I think it was Bob Walk...may have been Steve Blass. I don't know. Wehner and those two fuckers practically sound the same. We'll say it was Walk. On the TV side, he was trying to justify why umpires routinely missing calls was good for the game because the batters would be upset that some strikes on the computer would be balls for an umpire. This is by far one of the most fucking retarded things I've ever heard, ignoring the fact that Harrison, a batter, got shit by the umpire that night. The fans just want it right. MLB should want every pitch thrown to be the correct call. No surprise coming from that abhorrent broadcast crew. They're used to getting on their knees for authority.

Just a miserable broadcast and a miserable game.




agree completely. balls and strikes need called buy computer. not that hard! pitch clock needs in place and enforced. fences need moved back and end these cheap homers; id rather see a triple or inside the Park homer. not even gonna say salary cap. its too obvious.
pirates with another miserable no offense night.


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 Post subject: Re: It’s Opening Day...
PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:19 am 
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Hacksaw Jim Duggan wrote:
Watching the Pirates is like watching a formulaic TV series. You know the characteristics of the cast, you know the structure of each episode, and you know the resolution at the end. With this in mind, I've seen no need to actually sit down and watch a game for about five years now. I'd say I've maybe seen 50 total innings over that stretch, yet I have such an understanding of what is happening to this team on a year-to-year basis because I've seen it all before.

I went against all of this Tuesday night, probably watching six innings, which is easily the most I've seen since Cole lost Game 5 of that NLDS a few years ago. I gotta say, the product is awful. It's not the Pirates. It's baseball. When you have a pitch cast with a hitters box justifying the ineptitude of the umpires in calling balls and strikes, it puts the entire integrity of the sport into question. The game has the technology to make itself better and more accurate, yet it refuses to do so to appease tradition and umpire ego, I suppose. Josh Harrison had two questionable pitches, one of which was the easiest Ball call I've ever seen. The butterfly effect of actually getting that call right could have led to better conditions for a Pirates victory that night. I don't even know if I really care if the Pirates win or lose at this point, but jesus do I care if something is done right, especially if theres technology available. It wasn't just that call. The umpire was making a mockery of the strike zone all night. It was as if I was watching some bad wrestling storyline where the ref is a heel or something.

I think it was Bob Walk...may have been Steve Blass. I don't know. Wehner and those two fuckers practically sound the same. We'll say it was Walk. On the TV side, he was trying to justify why umpires routinely missing calls was good for the game because the batters would be upset that some strikes on the computer would be balls for an umpire. This is by far one of the most fucking retarded things I've ever heard, ignoring the fact that Harrison, a batter, got shit by the umpire that night. The fans just want it right. MLB should want every pitch thrown to be the correct call. No surprise coming from that abhorrent broadcast crew. They're used to getting on their knees for authority.

Just a miserable broadcast and a miserable game.


Not only do I completely agree with this I'd add this as well:

1. An automated strike zone would actually benefit the umpires because, much as replay has so far, it would eliminate some/most complaints about ball vs. strikes. The umpires basically would exist to make out/safe calls at their respective stations, with some occasional decisions about fair/foul balls or whether a hitter went too far on a swing. In any case, the technology now exists to improve the integrity of the game and this is all that should matter to any fan -- actually getting the right calls.

2. I think an automated strike zone might create more offense, which in my view would enhance the watch-ability of the game. Why? Because absent a hitter swinging at pitches out of the strike zone there would be either more bases-on-balls OR the pitcher would actually have to bring pitches into the strike zone which would make hitting easier. FWIW, to make it more fair, I'd also like to see smaller batters boxes so that hitters couldn't stand on top of home plate with all that armored protection they wear. That way, the pitcher would throw more strikes without the hitter taking away both halves of home plate.

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 Post subject: Re: It’s Opening Day...
PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:47 pm 
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Pirates grounded into SEVEN double plays tonight...including the game-ender.

Two straight 1-0 shutouts.

Well...I said by the end of August we'd know if there was any hope.

We know...there's none.

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 Post subject: Re: It’s Opening Day...
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Seven double plays!!!
Do you know how hard that is?
This team is special! :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: It’s Opening Day...
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I was in the house for the sickening 7 DP affair on Friday after that miserable rain delay .....

Today is pure bliss we have pure bliss with the walk off vs the shit bag Cubs 8-)


Beisbol is a fickle fickle game and today the Gods smiled down on us.


Being above .500 and setting the stage for 2019 is important shite.


GO BUCS


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