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Re: MLB Master Thread
« Reply #3420 on: January 16, 2020, 01:37:24 PM »
How is getting an unfair advantage an important part of the game?
You throw the ball and I try and hit it. Not someone tells me what you are throwing and I try and hit it. The battle should be between the pitcher and the batter IMHO.

Maybe we can learn something from cricket about honesty?  ;)

It's not an unfair advantage. Is it an unfair advantage if you have better baseball smarts and can predict what pitch a pitcher will throw? Sign recognition and sign hiding is a skill that is part of the game. Getting people off the field to relay the information is where the unfair advantage comes in.

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Re: MLB Master Thread
« Reply #3421 on: January 16, 2020, 01:41:53 PM »
It's not an unfair advantage. Is it an unfair advantage if you have better baseball smarts and can predict what pitch a pitcher will throw? Sign recognition and sign hiding is a skill that is part of the game. Getting people off the field to relay the information is where the unfair advantage comes in.
We just disagree.
How about those in the dugout are you going to say they are on the field?
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Re: MLB Master Thread
« Reply #3422 on: January 16, 2020, 02:00:03 PM »
We just disagree.
How about those in the dugout are you going to say they are on the field?

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Re: MLB Master Thread
« Reply #3423 on: January 16, 2020, 02:03:15 PM »
Yup
A guess that includes the batboy (rhetorical)?  ::)
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Re: MLB Master Thread
« Reply #3424 on: January 16, 2020, 02:36:57 PM »

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Re: MLB Master Thread
« Reply #3425 on: January 16, 2020, 03:07:51 PM »
Who was the genius/idiot who was following Carlos Beltran's niece on twitter?
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Re: MLB Master Thread
« Reply #3426 on: January 16, 2020, 03:10:28 PM »
https://youtu.be/mWKLDm8ZI6Q

Wow. This looks really bad. Bizarre at the very least. Though nothing conclusive.

Also, Altuve's extremely tempered reaction to hitting a walkoff homer off chapman to send the Astros to the world series also warrants some attention .

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Re: MLB Master Thread
« Reply #3427 on: January 16, 2020, 03:17:21 PM »
Who was the genius/idiot on twitter?
FTFY  :)
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Re: MLB Master Thread
« Reply #3428 on: January 16, 2020, 03:26:46 PM »
https://youtu.be/mWKLDm8ZI6Q

Wow. This looks really bad. Bizarre at the very least. Though nothing conclusive.

Also, Altuve's extremely tempered reaction to hitting a walkoff homer off chapman to send the Astros to the world series also warrants some attention .
So bad for baseball.
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Re: MLB Master Thread
« Reply #3429 on: January 16, 2020, 03:27:16 PM »
Plot twist. There is no juiced baseball, it's just everyone using buzzers to cheat.
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Re: MLB Master Thread
« Reply #3430 on: January 16, 2020, 03:28:15 PM »
I don't see how players with buzzers are going to avoid getting penalized.
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Re: MLB Master Thread
« Reply #3431 on: January 16, 2020, 03:34:49 PM »
I don't see how players with buzzers are going to avoid getting penalized.
I don't think the "don't rip off my jersey" is gonna be conclusive enough for MLB to do anything. I don't know if they have anything else, but it certainly doesn't assign any guilt to Bregman who was also accused by Beltran's (supposed) niece of using the buzzers.

If true, I think it also speaks to the fact that they didn't just cheat in 2017 and that should factor into the decision just like it is for Cora.
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Re: MLB Master Thread
« Reply #3432 on: January 16, 2020, 03:42:44 PM »
I don't see how players with buzzers are going to avoid getting penalized.

So the MLB just missed this in their investigation? Plausible but a bit odd.

If Manfred goes after players this escalates everything to a whole new level . MLBPA not going to go down quiet (unless most players are pro the punishments)

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Re: MLB Master Thread
« Reply #3433 on: January 16, 2020, 03:50:36 PM »
Conspiracy Theory: Carlos Beltan's "niece" is actually Mike Fiers
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Re: MLB Master Thread
« Reply #3434 on: January 16, 2020, 03:51:13 PM »
https://youtu.be/mWKLDm8ZI6Q
Guys sit on pitches all the time when ahead in the count. He does take his shirt off. No video of that?
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