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Old 03-28-18, 07:48 PM
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2018 baseball discussion

Discuss non Reds/Tribe/Bucs stuff here. Pretty happy to have baseball back tomorrow

I'm interested to see if the pace of play changes have any effect at all. Do not want the asinine extra innings, runner on second rule that's in the minor leagues now to invade MLB
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Old 03-29-18, 11:08 AM
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I'm with you on not wanting to see the game get "tricked up" with the extra innings thing. I'm more of a traditionalist. If a game takes 14 innings, it takes 14 innings.

But I'm also a hockey fan. Traditionalists there thought that sudden death overtime, and then the shootouts, would ruin the sport. It's actually very exciting. The new 3-on-3 overtime is the most action-packed exciting thing in sports IMO.

So if they do change baseball in some "crazy" way, I'll give it a fair look...
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Old 03-29-18, 12:00 PM
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First pitch of the season hit for a dinger by Ian Happ.
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Old 03-29-18, 01:50 PM
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Don't think I knew that Happ is a UC grad.
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Old 03-29-18, 07:09 PM
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Cannot stand Matt Vasgersian and Jessica Mendoza on SNB. A-Rod is good though
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Old 03-30-18, 08:17 AM
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Giancarlo Stanton smacked 2 homers yesterday. And # 268 and 269 for his career.

Albert Pujols hit career #615 home run yesterday. And now has 2,970 hits. Just 30 more for 3,000.
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Old 03-30-18, 03:40 PM
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Don't think I knew that Happ is a UC grad.
Saw him take one out at Wrigley last year. Make at least one trip a year.

We do the family "Cubs Caravan" the week before we go on our family vacation. Drive to Des Moines back to South Bend down to Sayersville, TN over to Myrtle Beach..... then up to the Outer Banks. That covers AAA, A, AA & Advanced A..... I'm trying to talk her into starting the trip by driving out to Eugene to cover the Short Season A then back.... hasn't happened yet.
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Old 03-30-18, 03:55 PM
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NL:

East: Wash
Cent: Chi
West: LAD

WC: Stl, SF

AL:
East: NY
Cent: Clev
West: Hou

WC: Sea, Bos

WS: NY over Chi
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Old 04-07-18, 08:50 PM
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Marlins lose 20-1 in Philly, looking like a fun year for them. Yeah Jeets
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Old 04-07-18, 10:12 PM
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The relief pitcher in that game got a save because he pitched three innings. Lol

Also the Astros won in a really funny way. Bottom of the 10th inning, 2 outs, man on second base. High fly ball about 20 feet from home plate and the first baseman charged but ran too far and didnt even make an attempt. Runner on 2nd scored as the ball dropped.
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Old 04-07-18, 10:38 PM
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The relief pitcher in that game got a save because he pitched three innings. Lol

Also the Astros won in a really funny way. Bottom of the 10th inning, 2 outs, man on second base. High fly ball about 20 feet from home plate and the first baseman charged but ran too far and didnt even make an attempt. Runner on 2nd scored as the ball dropped.
Hosmer looked so pissed, wonder if he's realized yet that signing for the Padres was a mistake. On the bright side he gets to live in San Diego

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Old 04-08-18, 05:04 PM
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Ohtani perfect thru six innings in his first home start. Wow
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Old 04-08-18, 05:30 PM
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Ohtani perfect thru six innings in his first home start. Wow
Not to mention that of the 18 outs, 11 are strikeouts.
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Old 04-08-18, 06:44 PM
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Incredible.
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Old 04-11-18, 09:39 AM
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Announced crowd of 6,516 at the Marlins game last night. #MarlinsWatch
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Old 05-09-18, 05:42 PM
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I can't imagine a bigger disaster, not just for MLB but all major sports, if the Marlins moved anytime in the next 20-25 years. They just opened Marlins Park 6 years ago. You have to believe the league would sooner take over ownership of the team than let them move.
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Old 05-09-18, 11:42 PM
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I can't imagine a bigger disaster, not just for MLB but all major sports, if the Marlins moved anytime in the next 20-25 years. They just opened Marlins Park 6 years ago. You have to believe the league would sooner take over ownership of the team than let them move.
No way MLB could ever just take over ownership of a team because they didn't like how the teams private owners ran things, threatening to leave a community or really even illegal things as long as these people had wills or other legal documentation giving their assets to someone else.

I know you're probably looking at the Expos as an example but the league actually bought the Expos. No way the Marlins owners sell, they're cashing in big time right now.
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Old 05-09-18, 11:49 PM
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There's less of a chance MLB lets a team move less than decade after having a new stadium built. No other ownership wants to see that. It looks really bad and will undoubtedly cost them hundreds of millions when they have to negotiate their own new stadiums.

I don't know how the Marlins are cashing in big time with an 11k attendance average and a league low TV deal.
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Old 05-10-18, 06:07 AM
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No way MLB could ever just take over ownership of a team because they didn't like how the teams private owners ran things, threatening to leave a community or really even illegal things as long as these people had wills or other legal documentation giving their assets to someone else.

I know you're probably looking at the Expos as an example but the league actually bought the Expos. No way the Marlins owners sell, they're cashing in big time right now.
While MLB can't take over ownership they can take over operational control if a team is unable to meet its financial obligations. The Marlins are not in that position.
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Old 05-10-18, 06:10 AM
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Does winning matter?

The Marlins average 11,000 per game and are in last place in the NL East.

The Pirates average 12,000 per game and are .5 games out of first.

The Reds totally suck and average 16,000 a game.
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Old 05-10-18, 11:52 AM
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Most of the time. Miami just sucks as a sport town and the Pirates have been dealing with awful weather and a fanbase that's not happy with the ownership. They have a 9 game homestand starting tomorrow after being on the road since the end of April. We'll see how it goes but the weather this weekend looks pretty crappy
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Old 05-10-18, 12:11 PM
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Most of the time. Miami just sucks as a sport town and the Pirates have been dealing with awful weather and a fanbase that's not happy with the ownership. They have a 9 game homestand starting tomorrow after being on the road since the end of April. We'll see how it goes but the weather this weekend looks pretty crappy
I'd be curious to know how Oakland did with their free game day they had. I know the Coliseum was "sold out". Did they make enough off concessions and parking to make up for the lost gate revenue?
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Old 05-10-18, 12:20 PM
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Does winning matter?

The Marlins average 11,000 per game and are in last place in the NL East.

The Pirates average 12,000 per game and are .5 games out of first.

The Reds totally suck and average 16,000 a game.
Marlins and Pirates report actual attendance. Reds announce tickets purchased, given away, and etc...don't buy into the 16,000 to much.
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Old 05-10-18, 12:23 PM
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There's less of a chance MLB lets a team move less than decade after having a new stadium built. No other ownership wants to see that. It looks really bad and will undoubtedly cost them hundreds of millions when they have to negotiate their own new stadiums.

I don't know how the Marlins are cashing in big time with an 11k attendance average and a league low TV deal.
Bc they have a payroll of nothing. Still bringing in endorsement money and tv deals. Aren't truly looking to move the team anywhere so I think you're getting a little ahead of yourself.

Well that's unless you go by Jeter saying they're headquartered in the Virgin Islands in a small (few enveloped sized) PO Box
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Old 05-10-18, 12:37 PM
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They have a payroll of $98m. They have a TV deal that brings in less than $20m per year and lackluster attendance. At 11k with an average ticket of $32, they'll make ~$29m. They are not making big bucks. They're a low revenue organization in a market that traditionally underperforms outside of playoffs and championship teams.

The Pirates report tickets sold. They've averaged 13k so far but some of those games honestly there might have been 200 in attendance.

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Old 05-10-18, 02:53 PM
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They have a payroll of $98m. They have a TV deal that brings in less than $20m per year and lackluster attendance. At 11k with an average ticket of $32, they'll make ~$29m. They are not making big bucks. They're a low revenue organization in a market that traditionally underperforms outside of playoffs and championship teams.

The Pirates report tickets sold. They've averaged 13k so far but some of those games honestly there might have been 200 in attendance.
Tickets sold is what matters.
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Old 05-10-18, 05:15 PM
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They have a payroll of $98m. They have a TV deal that brings in less than $20m per year and lackluster attendance. At 11k with an average ticket of $32, they'll make ~$29m. They are not making big bucks. They're a low revenue organization in a market that traditionally underperforms outside of playoffs and championship teams.

The Pirates report tickets sold. They've averaged 13k so far but some of those games honestly there might have been 200 in attendance.
You seem to be forgetting about the league-wide TV revenue and sponsorships contracts. Biggest source of revenue.
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Old 05-10-18, 06:02 PM
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I'm aware of those things. There are a lot of expenses that haven't been mentioned, either. The point is, Miami is not making a lot of money.
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Old 05-10-18, 08:28 PM
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Tickets sold is what matters.
Yes agree, the Reds also announce tickets which are given away which are usually in the 1000s for early season games when schools are still in session and midweek games in the summer...For instance the Reds will give away large numbers of tickets to sponsors, local media to give away and basically anyone else that asks and has a decent reason. They know they aren't going to fill the seats and at least maybe they can make a few bucks off concessions. Let's not forget there has been basically no growth since they announced the month long packages for $2 a ticket.

The Reds have hidden paid attendance numbers from the public for years.
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Old 05-10-18, 08:31 PM
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I'm aware of those things. There are a lot of expenses that haven't been mentioned, either. The point is, Miami is not making a lot of money.
So what do you not get about as long as they aren't so financially strapped that they can't pay employees, then the MLB isn't stepping in? It was a dumb move for the community to make when they built they agreed to build the stadium. All those involved have all been voted out. The one public official who fought the stadium the entire time is now the Mayor.

And if you really think owners as a group care about a city or how long they've had a team, you have a lot to learn. Find a market that will sell out games and bring more revenue to all the teams and the other owners won't just cast their votes in favor of the move, they'll pay for the moving trucks.
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