Music Banter

Go Back   Music Banter > Community Center > Sport & Recreation
Register Blogging Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Welcome to Music Banter Forum! Make sure to register - it's free and very quick! You have to register before you can post and participate in our discussions with over 70,000 other registered members. After you create your free account, you will be able to customize many options, you will have the full access to over 1,100,000 posts.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-07-2013, 01:16 PM   #31 (permalink)
I love Puck
 
Laces Out Dan!'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: British Columbia
Posts: 4,614
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Paul Smeenus View Post
Lemme bounce a few ideas off you peeps


Designated Hitter, good thing or bad thing?

All Star fan voting the starting lineup, good thing or bad thing?

All Star winning league home field advantage in World Series, good thing or bad thing?

Interleague play, good thing or bad thing?
I don't think the DH should ever be implemented in the NL. Call me a purist of the game...but it just takes away whats always been such a huge part of the game.

All Star fan voting in fine for me...Theres often a player or two Id like to see in because of pure talent, but doesn't get in. But at the same time you get players who otherwise may not make it, but do because of popularity.

I like that the All Star Game itself actually has a little bit of meaning...while its a spectacle..these player wanna win the game..and it shows. All other All Star Games in sports are just awful.

And you gotta have interleague play in my opinion.
__________________
We are entirely smooth, We admit to the truth, We are the best at what we do.
Laces Out Dan! is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2013, 01:23 PM   #32 (permalink)
David Hasselhoff
 
Paul Smeenus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Back in Portland, OR
Posts: 3,282
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Laces Out Dan! View Post
I don't think the DH should ever be implemented in the NL. Call me a purist of the game...but it just takes away whats always been such a huge part of the game.

So, then, would you prefer to see AL pitchers hit for themselves? Or do you agree with my position that having the different rules for the two leagues is a good element to the game and one of the many many unique qualities that separate baseball from the other 3 major leagues in N. America?


(let's be honest, MLS is not a major league, it is well behind the sport in the rest of the world)
Paul Smeenus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2013, 06:09 PM   #33 (permalink)
Trolier Than Thou
 
Forward To Death's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 1,328
Default

I like that the two leagues have separate rules, since they're technically separate leagues that only play each other occasionally, since there's never been a "merger" in MLB.

It seems like there's a movement to combine the leagues lately, though, and that's why I think there's at least a decent possibility that they implement the DH rule for the NL.
Forward To Death is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2013, 09:29 PM   #34 (permalink)
I love Puck
 
Laces Out Dan!'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: British Columbia
Posts: 4,614
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Paul Smeenus View Post
So, then, would you prefer to see AL pitchers hit for themselves? Or do you agree with my position that having the different rules for the two leagues is a good element to the game and one of the many many unique qualities that separate baseball from the other 3 major leagues in N. America?


(let's be honest, MLS is not a major league, it is well behind the sport in the rest of the world)
I agree with ya.
__________________
We are entirely smooth, We admit to the truth, We are the best at what we do.
Laces Out Dan! is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2013, 09:31 PM   #35 (permalink)
David Hasselhoff
 
Paul Smeenus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Back in Portland, OR
Posts: 3,282
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Forward To Death View Post
It seems like there's a movement to combine the leagues lately, though, and that's why I think there's at least a decent possibility that they implement the DH rule for the NL.


I think you may be right but I hope you're wrong
Paul Smeenus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2013, 11:11 AM   #36 (permalink)
Neo-Maxi-Zoom-Dweebie
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: So-Cal
Posts: 3,653
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Laces Out Dan! View Post
I don't think the DH should ever be implemented in the NL. Call me a purist of the game...but it just takes away whats always been such a huge part of the game.

All Star fan voting in fine for me...Theres often a player or two Id like to see in because of pure talent, but doesn't get in. But at the same time you get players who otherwise may not make it, but do because of popularity.

I like that the All Star Game itself actually has a little bit of meaning...while its a spectacle..these player wanna win the game..and it shows. All other All Star Games in sports are just awful.

And you gotta have interleague play in my opinion.
I could never see them implementing the DH in the NL either, it would take away the pure form of Baseball in general. Baseball started as a game w the pitcher taking his at bats and it should remain that way for eternity.

All Star voting by the fans always irks me to a certain degree. Bryce Harper gets in with 28 rbis? That is sacrilege that a guy on pace for 50 some odd ribbies is gonna be representing the league. Sure he is an up and coming star in the league but that is so biased and unfortunate for another outfielder that deserved the spot. Besides that notable addition there were a couple others I had a gripe with but overall, you can't avoid the true stars of the game, because numbers talk.

Interleague play I could go either way on. I don't see it as all that viable any longer but lots of fans enjoy it and you can't make everyone happy.
FRED HALE SR. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2013, 11:48 AM   #37 (permalink)
Trolier Than Thou
 
Forward To Death's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 1,328
Default

I almost feel like if you have that many fans that support you, you're doing something that's enough to warrant being in the ASG.

Like Bryce might only have 28 rbis, but he's also getting on base at a 40% rate almost, and is on pace to hit about 25 jacks. He also plays his ass off, and is gorgeous all at the same time.
Forward To Death is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2013, 11:51 AM   #38 (permalink)
Neo-Maxi-Zoom-Dweebie
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: So-Cal
Posts: 3,653
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Forward To Death View Post
I almost feel like if you have that many fans that support you, you're doing something that's enough to warrant being in the ASG.

Like Bryce might only have 28 rbis, but he's also getting on base at a 40% rate almost, and is on pace to hit about 25 jacks. He also plays his ass off, and is gorgeous all at the same time.
Under that logic then Josh Hamilton would be an allstar.
FRED HALE SR. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2013, 11:53 AM   #39 (permalink)
Trolier Than Thou
 
Forward To Death's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 1,328
Default

Sweetie, Josh Hamilton doesn't even get on at a 30% rate.

You're selling Bryce way short.
Forward To Death is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2013, 01:48 PM   #40 (permalink)
David Hasselhoff
 
Paul Smeenus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Back in Portland, OR
Posts: 3,282
Default

I'm with Fred on BH, those are decent stats but well short of All-Star numbers IMO. I admit some bias but I'd take Raul Ibanez over BH, especially since he's putting up these numbers (22 jacks) in a marine layer ballpark at age 41
Paul Smeenus is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads



© 2003-2021 Advameg, Inc.