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Indians vs. Braves - Who will officially change their name first?

Cleveland in a week or more (July 10 or later)
- 1 (50%)
Cleveland in 4-6 days (July 7-9)
- 0 (0%)
Cleveland in 3 days or fewer (on or before July 6)
- 0 (0%)
Both on the same day
- 0 (0%)
Altlanta in 3 days or fewer (on or before July 6)
- 0 (0%)
Atlanta in 4-6 days (July 7-9)
- 0 (0%)
Atlanta in a week or more (July 10 or later)
- 1 (50%)

Total Members Voted: 2

Voting closed: July 05, 2020, 09:37:54 PM


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Re: American League
« Reply #3030 on: July 07, 2020, 05:30:55 PM »

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the 40 games against their AL East foes -- 10 games each --will not be evenly split. For example, the Sox will play the Yankees in New York seven times and the Rays in Florida six times. Conversely, Toronto will visit Fenway seven times and the Orioles will be here for six games.

What's with that?!

It would have been too simple to schedule the 4 division rivals 5H 5A for 40 games
and the other league disvision (NL E in this case)  5 teams      2H 2A for 20 games.

Not that its going to matter, but the Sox play the Ys 7 times in NY before their first series against them in late Sept

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Re: American League
« Reply #3031 on: July 07, 2020, 05:56:27 PM »

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the 40 games against their AL East foes -- 10 games each --will not be evenly split. For example, the Sox will play the Yankees in New York seven times and the Rays in Florida six times. Conversely, Toronto will visit Fenway seven times and the Orioles will be here for six games.

What's with that?!

It would have been too simple to schedule the 4 division rivals 5H 5A for 40 games
and the other league disvision (NL E in this case)  5 teams      2H 2A for 20 games.

Not that its going to matter, but the Sox play the Ys 7 times in NY before their first series against them in late Sept

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And 7 times in NY and 3 times at Fenway.

It makes no sense.
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Re: American League
« Reply #3032 on: July 07, 2020, 06:14:05 PM »

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the 40 games against their AL East foes -- 10 games each --will not be evenly split. For example, the Sox will play the Yankees in New York seven times and the Rays in Florida six times. Conversely, Toronto will visit Fenway seven times and the Orioles will be here for six games.

What's with that?!

It would have been too simple to schedule the 4 division rivals 5H 5A for 40 games
and the other league disvision (NL E in this case)  5 teams      2H 2A for 20 games.

Not that its going to matter, but the Sox play the Ys 7 times in NY before their first series against them in late Sept

*     

And 7 times in NY and 3 times at Fenway.

It makes no sense.

Agreed.

I heard on talk radio (so take it with a big grain of whatever) the imbalance was to reduce travel.

no idea if its true

Intuitively it seems unfair on its face.

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« Reply #3033 on: July 07, 2020, 06:24:23 PM »

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the 40 games against their AL East foes -- 10 games each --will not be evenly split. For example, the Sox will play the Yankees in New York seven times and the Rays in Florida six times. Conversely, Toronto will visit Fenway seven times and the Orioles will be here for six games.

What's with that?!

It would have been too simple to schedule the 4 division rivals 5H 5A for 40 games
and the other league disvision (NL E in this case)  5 teams      2H 2A for 20 games.

Not that its going to matter, but the Sox play the Ys 7 times in NY before their first series against them in late Sept

*     

And 7 times in NY and 3 times at Fenway.

It makes no sense.

Agreed.

I heard on talk radio (so take it with a big grain of whatever) the imbalance was to reduce travel.

no idea if its true

Intuitively it seems unfair on its face.

So many ways to "reduce travel" that are at least as effective as that.
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Re: American League
« Reply #3034 on: July 07, 2020, 08:00:38 PM »

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the 40 games against their AL East foes -- 10 games each --will not be evenly split. For example, the Sox will play the Yankees in New York seven times and the Rays in Florida six times. Conversely, Toronto will visit Fenway seven times and the Orioles will be here for six games.

What's with that?!

It would have been too simple to schedule the 4 division rivals 5H 5A for 40 games
and the other league disvision (NL E in this case)  5 teams      2H 2A for 20 games.

Not that its going to matter, but the Sox play the Ys 7 times in NY before their first series against them in late Sept

*     

And 7 times in NY and 3 times at Fenway.

It makes no sense.

Waaaahhhh!!!
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Re: American League
« Reply #3035 on: July 07, 2020, 08:21:07 PM »

The metaphysical "tree falling in the forest" question is whether a schedule can be unfair if the games are not going to be played anyway.
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« Reply #3036 on: July 07, 2020, 08:40:29 PM »

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the 40 games against their AL East foes -- 10 games each --will not be evenly split. For example, the Sox will play the Yankees in New York seven times and the Rays in Florida six times. Conversely, Toronto will visit Fenway seven times and the Orioles will be here for six games.

What's with that?!

It would have been too simple to schedule the 4 division rivals 5H 5A for 40 games
and the other league disvision (NL E in this case)  5 teams      2H 2A for 20 games.

Not that its going to matter, but the Sox play the Ys 7 times in NY before their first series against them in late Sept

*     

And 7 times in NY and 3 times at Fenway.

It makes no sense.

Waaaahhhh!!!

As ever, your cogent analysis speaks volumes.

About you, that is.
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Re: American League
« Reply #3037 on: July 07, 2020, 10:56:50 PM »

Its hypothetical time: 

For a second let's put yank's falling tree scenario on hold, and assume MLB manages to play 50-60 games.

Let's say that Justin Verlander (or anyone) has one of a crazy good 2-month run, and is about untouchable, in his 12 starts, he's 11-1 with a 0.85 ERA. Is the ERA recognized as an MLB record?

As an aside in doing copious research how the fuck did Tim Keefe go 6-6 with an 0,86 ERA? He must have had some shitty defenders behind him

Similiarly in a shortened 2-month 60 game season the possibility of someone, lets say Mookie, leads the NL and hits .412. Presumably he'll win the batting title , but will MLB maintain the 502 AB (unlikely in 60 games) rule for comparability with other seasons and milestones like the rareness of a 400 season?

How will MLB account for the 2020 season.

and if records fall will anyone hear it?
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Re: American League
« Reply #3038 on: July 07, 2020, 11:20:39 PM »

Keefe lost 80 games in 3 years and made the HOF

heh
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Re: American League
« Reply #3039 on: July 08, 2020, 12:14:43 AM »


As an aside in doing copious research how the fuck did Tim Keefe go 6-6 with an 0,86 ERA? He must have had some shitty defenders behind him

27 runs given up.
10 earned, 17 unearned.

The next year, 145 earned, 96 unearned.
Then 104 earned, 117 unearned.

He only had one more year in which he gave up more unearned runs than earned, but it was never good.
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Then again, that 6 and 6 year, there was one primary starter - 64 starts, 64 complete games. Mickey Welch Gave up 162 earned runs in 574 innings. But he also gave up 159 unearned runs!
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Re: American League
« Reply #3040 on: July 08, 2020, 08:46:16 AM »

Phillies play Yankees a lot.

Could be fun. Nats get way more Orioles games than some in NLE..

But I don't care. I don't see how the "season" can ever be taken seriously.

One thing that can be taken seriously, though, is how MLB was always aiming to play just 60 games, as Manfred said.

Do, the 2020 season is when America was reminded of how MLB NEVER negotiated in good faith.
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« Reply #3041 on: July 08, 2020, 03:15:19 PM »

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Re: American League
« Reply #3042 on: July 08, 2020, 07:44:56 PM »

https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/29390843/wow-kind-stories-lost-seasons-minor-league-baseball

Minor league players on the impact on them, including some "bubble" players.
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Re: American League
« Reply #3043 on: July 09, 2020, 09:35:54 PM »

Paging Dr. West! Paging Dr. West! Dr. Joe West!

The MLB umpires union distances themselves from one of its oldest, dumbest members:

https://mlb.nbcsports.com/2020/07/09/mlbua-releases-statement-regarding-joe-wests-covid-19-comments/

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« Reply #3044 on: July 10, 2020, 01:54:26 AM »

Paging Dr. West! Paging Dr. West! Dr. Joe West!

The MLB umpires union distances themselves from one of its oldest, dumbest members:

https://mlb.nbcsports.com/2020/07/09/mlbua-releases-statement-regarding-joe-wests-covid-19-comments/

It's not surprising that somebody among the umpires is that clueless. The column is right that it is questionable whether MLB can afford to put West on the field.
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