Re: Random thoughts while waiting for play to resume on Friday
posted at 7/13/2011 11:30 AM EDT
In Response to Re: Random thoughts while waiting for play to resume on Friday
[QUOTE]sorry summer67 buds my man and I don't really get where coming from unless you are still pouting about ortiz which means the AL champ (TBD) will have to play without a DH. actually it means no teams will have a DH which is more fair for those teams who don't have that extra high paid guy sitting around for 14 gms a yr The DH should be embraced universally or rejected universally. Bud? Can you hear me? why are you talking to him ? shouldn't you be talking to the NL owners or the MLBPA personally I like the variety even if the NL adapts I would like to see some games without a DH and there is no other place in the world to do that The DH rule combinded with the All-Star Game determining home field for the WS are two bad ideas that do NOT produce a good idea. we disagree there............twice Sorry, Bud. You. Are. A. Moron! Proof once again that this is Bud Selig's Bizarro Baseball Universe, and we are just visitors. Bud Selig's Bizarro Baseball Universe is in a lot better shape than back in 67
Posted by pinstripezac32[/QUOTE]
Wow, Zac. So many talking points, so little time...
Uh, as mentioned above, I just had a burr up my butt about Selig, or Zelig, or whoever he is today.
There, I feel better.
Sure I should be talking to the NL types, but the commish has the power to impose his will for the good of baseball - it's right there in the rules. So he can impose the DH on the NL, or do away with the DH in the AL. Simple.
There should be a better way to settle the home field in the WS, though. The AS game is just a solution for now.
Is BB better off now than in 1967? Yes and no. The quality of play was higher, I think, because there were fewer teams to dilute the talent pool. (And yes I am including the 1967 Mets in this category.) We also had pitchers hitting for themselves. If it were not for Jim Lonborg's bunt on the last day of the season against Twins and Dean Chance, the rally would not have occurred and we would still be whining about '67.
But the good news is that there is more baseball available in more cities and available to more people on a high level. With a few exceptions, those cities have darn good teams that provide a good evening's entertainment.
And playoffs were started since 1967 - under Bowie Kuhn - so were night games in the WS. And free agency came into its own since '67 as well.
So in many, many ways, you are correct. Taken against my only complaint so far - the DH providing inequity - there is very little to complain about. Baseball IS in far better shape than it was then.
We are not so far apart, really.
Let's play two today, Zac.