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    I didn't read about the show, but I saw it mentioned. It's a business and the point of a business is to make as much money as you can but this just feels awful. I will say Manfred might have ideas that I hate but he certainly is trying any idea to bring in younger/more fans

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    It will gain some views, but might kill a lot of the regular season beforehand. Going from 4 to 5 already messed things up a bit as team realize a best of 1 is too volatile and even if you do win you just burned your best pitcher for the LDS.


    Replace Manfred with Fredfred!

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    He is all over the place near the start but makes a lot of sense when he starts talking about the blackouts. 2:37

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    I don't know about Porcello as the Commish, but I totally agree with the asinine best of 1 playoff series. Taking the teams with the 4th and 5th best records in the league after 162 games and sticking them into a playoff game is one of the worst MLB ideas of my lifetime. The only point is that you add one more high-drama game to the playoffs, and the losing team can still get to boast they still "made the playoffs". Yes, I'm looking at you, Colorado Rockies 2017 and 2018.

    The only way there should be a 1-game series is if two teams are in a tie at the end of the season. If two teams play 162 games and are dead even, then sure, play game 163. That is equitable. But if one team finishes the season with the 4th best record, then that should be the wild card team, end of story. Don't make them do a coin flip with a 1-game playoff, against a team which was NOT AS GOOD over 162 games, to determine who advances. I really hate this one!


    Quote Originally Posted by JVHaste View Post
    It will gain some views, but might kill a lot of the regular season beforehand. Going from 4 to 5 already messed things up a bit as team realize a best of 1 is too volatile and even if you do win you just burned your best pitcher for the LDS.


    Replace Manfred with Fredfred!
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    Yep, its funny how the new wildcard system was supposed to help bad teams compete but if you have a high win% team in your division those teams are more likely to hit the rebuild button (Mariners)


    Who knows who the next commish will be, but it will probably be one of Manfreds friends. I just hope the next head of the players union will be someone as angry as Trevor Bauer!

    Btw, I have Fay Vincents auto on my 1990 Score TTM set. He doesn't appear on the card but the text says something like "Vincent delays series due to earthquake"

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    Quote Originally Posted by JVHaste View Post


    He is all over the place near the start but makes a lot of sense when he starts talking about the blackouts. 2:37
    Wow he sh*t all over Manfred that was glorious
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    Yeah I wasn't expecting someone to at Manfred that hard but I think it will continue, especially if he tries to completely get rid of MiLB.

    Recently I have thought up a conspiracy theory of who Rob Manfred really is.... he looks like someone we all know, only grown up. I shall reveal when the time is right.

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    I was going to post the 30th anniversary of this yesterday but forgot after the playoff snafoozle!



    Epic comeback.

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    Changes!! Changes!! Read all about it!!

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EQmqAbfW...png&name=large

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    Maybe these are good changes. I'd say probably, yeah. But whatevs, the real problems that afflict baseball will continue to persist and grow.

    It's like the Rockies signing yet another journeyman infielder or overrated aging free agent reliever. Maybe that player adds a bit of value as compared to the incumbent journeyman infielder, or overrated aging free agent reliever, but the core structural problems with the franchise remain. I'm looking at you, Charlie and Dick Monfort, and Jeff Bridich.


    Quote Originally Posted by JVHaste View Post
    Changes!! Changes!! Read all about it!!

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    The first change on the list is terrible, essentially killing off the lefty specialist. The other changes I agree with you, there are just little tinkerings that could be better or worse than the last "journeyman" rule.


    Whats awesome though is this headline. Made me laugh.

    https://bleacherreport.com/articles/...30-int-in-2019
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    I like the rule changes, get rid of the one guy relief pitcher, if I'm watching on TV I don't mind as much but if you are actually at the ball park a specialist coming in blows. When there is no game play at the park that is when every idiot around you tries to share their opinion, ain't nobody got time for that!

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    When I would go to games it would take a few hours to get there, and then the game would be 3 hours long... so maybe 8 hours total travel. I'd honestly rather have a good strategical game and tack on 10 mins than taking away all these options. Managers can't get the matchups they want anymore, plus there's no hit and run/double steal smallball stuff so its a bit bland.

    I can see if someone lives super close to the park how they could want to shave time off it perhaps.



    I bet Banjar is very sad that the Rockies best ever pitcher has his role removed from the game.



    Ah wait, wrong guy.



    Hmm, that doesn't seem right either.


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    I'm Dave ! Dave's not here man.

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    Hey, that's not Adam Ottavino!

    Quote Originally Posted by JVHaste View Post

    I bet Banjar is very sad that the Rockies best ever pitcher has his role removed from the game.

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