2017 MLB Season Thread


Gregg2

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Doing away with umpires would solve most of baseball's ills.

Dodgers vs. Cubs:
That call reversal on strike three to Granderson was ridiculous! At least the next pitch was strike four...
Not sure which ump was the crew chief, but he should have put an end to the "conferring" over whether a 95 mph pitch was ticked by a bat moving at least that fast. The 3rd base ump can't actually see that. It has be the ears of the guy right next to the batter. If the crowd noise obliterates the sound, then the batter didn't get enough of it. Replay, which they can't use for some stupid reason, did not show the ball changing direction. Why not look at the ball? (Maybe it had already been mingled with other balls removed from the game.) Ump admitted changing the call was bogus after the game.
 

MacNut

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Astros had their little fun last night. Now it’s time to send them back to obscurity.
 

AustinIllini

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Totally forgot they lost to the CHISOX in '05....

Can't stand Roger Clemens. Glad they lost.
That White Sox team was the cleanest team in that generation to win the World Series.

What broke the Red Sox 86 year drought? Steroids
What won the Word Series for the Yankees in 2009? Steroids
In 2000, Jason Giambi won MVP ahead of Frank Thomas, who was likely the actual best hitter of his generation
The 2005 White Sox had zero starters accused of taking steroids.
 
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