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Offline Ray D

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Re: The Stephen Strasburg Appreciation Thread
« Reply #100: August 19, 2013, 11:54:42 AM »
Trouble with charging the mound is that 7 Braves plus the catcher are already on the field. Nats are in the dugout. It would be Harper against five or six guys.


Right, I think I addressed this before: I would like to see a hockey-like rule adopted (or adapted to baseball) where if anyone. besides the two principals to a fight, participates in the fight, then they are to be severely penalized.

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« Reply #101: August 19, 2013, 11:55:32 AM »
I agree with the principle.   

Problem is, I just don't believe in throwing at a batter.   No matter what the provocation.  You could kill someone.  Fight it out.  If Harper charged the mound and beat the crap out of Tehran, I'd be happy with that.

One could also argue that "beating the crap" out of someone could result in death.  What's there been one case of a batter dying from being hit by a pitch?  While that one death is too many and sad there are more people who have been killed by a punch than being hit by pitch. 

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« Reply #102: August 19, 2013, 12:22:37 PM »
Trouble with charging the mound is that 7 Braves plus the catcher are already on the field. Nats are in the dugout. It would be Harper against five or six guys.


Yet it was proclaimed here that the pitcher is the most vulnerable player in that scenario.  :rofl:

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« Reply #103: August 19, 2013, 12:24:48 PM »
Right, I think I addressed this before: I would like to see a hockey-like rule adopted (or adapted to baseball) where if anyone. besides the two principals to a fight, participates in the fight, then they are to be severely penalized.

That would go a long way to putting an end to this because the overwhelming majority of players don't truly want to engage. They should also add a rule that if you charge the mound and don't fight you get suspended for 30 games.  :lol:


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« Reply #104: August 19, 2013, 12:26:58 PM »
One could also argue that "beating the crap" out of so,done could result in death.  What's there been o e case of a batter dying from being hit by a pitch? 

Yes, someone has died in the majors, its been a very long time.

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« Reply #105: August 19, 2013, 12:30:23 PM »
Right, I think I addressed this before: I would like to see a hockey-like rule adopted (or adapted to baseball) where if anyone. besides the two principals to a fight, participates in the fight, then they are to be severely penalized.
I'd also like to see a rule where if you have a player get suspended for an on the field incident, that you can't replace that player on the roster.

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« Reply #106: August 19, 2013, 12:37:48 PM »
I'd also like to see a rule where if you have a player get suspended for an on the field incident, that you can't replace that player on the roster.

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« Reply #107: August 19, 2013, 12:53:18 PM »
:shock:
If MLB wants to get serious about it, then get serious.

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« Reply #108: August 19, 2013, 01:08:27 PM »
I'd also like to see a rule where if you have a player get suspended for an on the field incident, that you can't replace that player on the roster.

Then you run the risk of a bottom feeding team starting crap with a contending team.  Then what?  You can't defend yourself for fear of suspension and no replacement player?

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« Reply #109: August 19, 2013, 01:38:40 PM »
I'd rather Stras have stayed in the game and went 7+ IP with 10+ Ks and 2 or fewer ER.

But he always seems to have one issue or another when facing Atlanta.

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Re: The Stephen Strasburg Appreciation Thread
« Reply #110: August 19, 2013, 01:39:04 PM »
Right, I think I addressed this before: I would like to see a hockey-like rule adopted (or adapted to baseball) where if anyone. besides the two principals to a fight, participates in the fight, then they are to be severely penalized.
I believe the Minors have that rule - I know that they did at one time. Basically, anyone thta leaves thier position on the field (or in the dugout, bullpens, etc), gets a 1 game suspension.

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Re: The Stephen Strasburg Appreciation Thread
« Reply #111: August 19, 2013, 01:40:41 PM »
Yes, someone has died in the majors, its been a very long time.
Ray Chapman, 1920. It led to the outlawing of the spitball.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ray_Chapman

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Re: The Stephen Strasburg Appreciation Thread
« Reply #112: August 19, 2013, 01:46:39 PM »
Yes, someone has died in the majors, its been a very long time.

I hate posting on an iPad.  Lots of typos.  I knew there was one death long ago. 

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« Reply #113: August 19, 2013, 06:47:09 PM »
Then you run the risk of a bottom feeding team starting crap with a contending team.  Then what?  You can't defend yourself for fear of suspension and no replacement player?
How much of that actually happens? I'm sure it has, but to that extent, I can't recall it happening too often, but that's why there's an appeal process.  If that threat really exists, then create some sort of way to deal with that, too, but bean ball wars are more dangerous than they're worth and it's an issue that baseball wants to take care of (and I'm not sure that they do), then make the penalty strong enough to deter the action.

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Re: The Stephen Strasburg Appreciation Thread
« Reply #114: August 19, 2013, 08:52:47 PM »
I'd rather Stras have stayed in the game and went 7+ IP with 10+ Ks and 2 or fewer ER.

But he always seems to have one issue or another when facing Atlanta.

What? There was no issue. He did exactly what he was supposed to do. You should be applauding him. This was bigger than one stupid game.

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Re: The Stephen Strasburg Appreciation Thread
« Reply #115: August 19, 2013, 08:54:21 PM »
You want to end it? Have the teams retaliate against the pitchers. It would end by the end of the week.

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Re: The Stephen Strasburg Appreciation Thread
« Reply #116: August 20, 2013, 04:36:58 PM »
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MLB has determined no suspensions for Stephen Strasburg or Davey Johnson for Saturday's ejections in Atlanta. #NationalsTalk

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Re: The Stephen Strasburg Appreciation Thread
« Reply #117: August 20, 2013, 04:38:48 PM »
Proof they were completely justified and they should be encouraged to plunk that punk Teheran.

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« Reply #118: August 20, 2013, 04:50:50 PM »
No, no, no. Not tanking games to get better draft picks. I feel the same way. Repulsive.



Make yow up in your mouth, repulsive?

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« Reply #119: August 20, 2013, 04:57:47 PM »
Proof they were completely justified and they should be encouraged to plunk that punk Teheran.
  :lmao:

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« Reply #120: August 20, 2013, 05:11:24 PM »
You want to end it? Have the teams retaliate against the pitchers.

Then what happens when the NL goes to DH?

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Re: The Stephen Strasburg Appreciation Thread
« Reply #121: August 20, 2013, 05:14:53 PM »
Then what happens when the NL goes to DH?

Pitchers have to send their phone numbers and address to those they've hit. 

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« Reply #122: August 20, 2013, 05:20:34 PM »
Pitchers have to send their phone numbers and address to those they've hit. 
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Re: The Stephen Strasburg Appreciation Thread
« Reply #123: August 20, 2013, 05:24:22 PM »
Make yow up in your mouth, repulsive?

No, I get this queasy stomach when I'm overcome by the stench of quitting.

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Re: The Stephen Strasburg Appreciation Thread
« Reply #124: August 20, 2013, 05:40:05 PM »
I've always thought that a well-placed "accidental" case of a bat slipping out of the hitter's hand in the general direction of the mound would send an effective message.