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Re: 2020 MLB Playoffs
« Reply #350: October 17, 2020, 10:49:44 PM »
Worked out with the 2 flies. Was wanting 2d and 3d for Zunino but he got a shot with the guy on 3d anyway

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« Reply #351: October 17, 2020, 10:54:34 PM »
Zunino's bat in this series is a fantastically timed example of a blind squirrel finding a nut.

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« Reply #352: October 17, 2020, 10:59:09 PM »
Zunino's bat in this series is a fantastically timed example of a blind squirrel finding a nut.
a whole mess of nuts. But he's had power before.

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« Reply #353: October 17, 2020, 11:03:22 PM »
a whole mess of nuts. But he's had power before.

Sure has.  But hitting the air really hard doesn't amount to much.

As it is, clubhouse attendant has the Bowie knife out and is sharpening the stake.

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« Reply #354: October 17, 2020, 11:22:23 PM »
I removed the horrible post.

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« Reply #355: October 17, 2020, 11:25:53 PM »
I removed the horrible post.

FWIW, I think about 4 people are seeing this thread, and I (one of them) didn't see what was up. 

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« Reply #356: October 17, 2020, 11:26:17 PM »
Yes!

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« Reply #357: October 17, 2020, 11:27:25 PM »
FWIW, I think about 4 people are seeing this thread, and I (one of them) didn't see what was up. 
typical jca bad play on words referring to an obscure 70s song.

Actually, there's just you and me :(

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« Reply #358: October 17, 2020, 11:29:46 PM »
typical jca bad play on words referring to an obscure 70s song.

Actually, there's just you and me :(

I think I've had too much to drink tonight to be offended by just about anything.  Other than if my kid wakes up with a crappy diaper.  Then I'm pretty much up crap creek.  There's no joy in life like a diaper change when your alternatives are (1) wake up wife or (2) change toddler while crapfaced.

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« Reply #359: October 17, 2020, 11:46:10 PM »
Throw strikes, get outs, don't let it turn over to Springer again.

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« Reply #360: October 17, 2020, 11:52:48 PM »
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« Reply #361: October 17, 2020, 11:53:51 PM »
Astros season ends on a flyout by a dickhead former Cardinal.  Sometimes life has justice.

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« Reply #362: October 17, 2020, 11:54:28 PM »
Congrats TB beat those cheating Astros, sellout Baker and Midget Altuve.

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« Reply #363: October 17, 2020, 11:57:58 PM »
They’ve got 14 pitchers. They have Morton and Glasnow both ready to pitch tomorrow.  They will win game 7. Book it.
Told ya. 

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« Reply #364: October 17, 2020, 11:59:44 PM »
Congrats TB beat those cheating Astros, sellout Baker and Midget Altuve.
Feel bad for Dusty, but this is as sweet as it gets if you live outside of Houston.

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Re: 2020 MLB Playoffs
« Reply #366: October 18, 2020, 08:07:34 AM »
A Rays/Braves WS would be a disaster for baseball

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« Reply #367: October 18, 2020, 08:13:20 AM »
What do you think is more emotionally draining for a fan, being swept in a playoff series 0-4, or going down 0-3, forcing a game 7, and losing it?

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« Reply #368: October 18, 2020, 08:50:10 AM »
A Rays/Braves WS would be a disaster for baseball

Which would sum up this 60 game cluster freak of a season.

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« Reply #369: October 18, 2020, 09:14:37 AM »
A Rays/Braves WS would be a disaster for baseball
TV ratings for all sports have been down.  Too many competing against each other at times of the year people aren't used to.  Don't think it matters. 


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« Reply #371: October 18, 2020, 09:36:03 AM »
TV ratings for all sports have been down.  Too many competing against each other at times of the year people aren't used to.  Don't think it matters. 
Not talking about ratings. At least not completely.

The Rays winning is bad for the players. Owners are going to look at them and not want to spend. The Braves have signed three players to substantially team friendly deals.

All this with limited fans in the stands next season, leading up to a new CBA.

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« Reply #372: October 18, 2020, 09:44:46 AM »
TV ratings for all sports have been down.  Too many competing against each other at times of the year people aren't used to.  Don't think it matters. 

It's my contention that TV ratings are down for sports because they've turned off a substantial part of their fanbase by venturing into the political realm which this posting will cause so I'll leave it at that. :mg:

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« Reply #373: October 18, 2020, 09:51:15 AM »
Not talking about ratings. At least not completely.

The Rays winning is bad for the players. Owners are going to look at them and not want to spend. The Braves have signed three players to substantially team friendly deals.

All this with limited fans in the stands next season, leading up to a new CBA.
It's one year.  Doesn't mean that the less payroll teams will win next year.  The two teams are obviously doing something right on scouting and player development. 

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« Reply #374: October 18, 2020, 09:56:14 AM »
It's my contention that TV ratings are down for sports because they've turned off a substantial part of their fanbase by venturing into the political realm which this posting will cause so I'll leave it at that. :mg:
That's probably some factor.  Depends on the sport maybe.  I think hockey was probably down due to the team in the Finals.  NFL ratings are down but not as much as others.  Game 6 of the NBA Finals competed against Sunday Night Football.  Last night game 7 against Alabaman/Georgia. Tonight Sunday night football against another MLB game 7. These choices never happen in a normal year.

Would be ineteresting to see someone publish stats about total sports viewership.  I would say that with more sports on more people were watching sports in August-October than other previous year during that time. 

NFL ratings against previous years once MLB is over would be a good comparison in November/January. 

Here is a Forbes article.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/tommybeer/2020/10/15/nbas-ratings-drop-not-due-to-blowback-over-players-activism-poll-suggests/#276ff53b6b31

"According to SportsMediaWatch, the drop in sports ratings comes amidst a widespread decline in television viewing overall, as an "average of 76.2 million viewers were watching primetime television on the first five nights of the Finals, nearly eight million fewer than during last year's Finals." While only 3.8 million Americans were tuned in to the "big three" cable news networks on the first five nights of the 2019 NBA Finals, 8.4 million viewers were watching those same three cable news channels in 2020. Still, over the 41 nights that basketball playoff contests were played this summer, the NBA delivered television's highest rating among adults aged 18-49 on 30 of those 41 nights. That 18-49 demographic is extremely important to advertisers."