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Davidlstewart
I just wanna talk to people about baseball! Even players that play chess. Anyone in here follow Mlb?
Da-Vere

MLB is getting difficult to watch.

Davidlstewart
Da-Vere wrote:

MLB is getting difficult to watch.

how so? i feel as i get older i enjoy more of it besides just the team i like most. what parts do you feel is making it harder to watch?

PunchboxNET
I like Blue Jays team
Da-Vere
Davidlstewart wrote:
Da-Vere wrote:

MLB is getting difficult to watch.

how so? i feel as i get older i enjoy more of it besides just the team i like most. what parts do you feel is making it harder to watch?

So many reasons. Most starting pitchers just okay with reaching the sixth inning, then it’s a litany of bullpen “specialists” who are paraded for the next 3 innings or so. I appreciate the replay, but it overwhelmingly confirms the umpires original call. It just takes way to long. The ball and strike calls are not good in most games, very subjective. I’d rather take it all electronic or none at all. Cheating is rampant, on the field and off the field. Cano busted again? I’m an old school purist of sorts, so the game is likely going to pass me by in a year or two. Way too many shifts defensively, to much sabermetrics, analytics, etc. heck, i don’t even know what stats they are talking about much of the time. I’d prefer to visit the Little League fields to watch some real baseball. But then I’m worried that somebody will call the cops cause an old man with a distant smile is ‘watching’ the youngsters play with all their hearts. 

Davidlstewart
Da-Vere wrote:
Davidlstewart wrote:
Da-Vere wrote:

MLB is getting difficult to watch.

how so? i feel as i get older i enjoy more of it besides just the team i like most. what parts do you feel is making it harder to watch?

So many reasons. Most starting pitchers just okay with reaching the sixth inning, then it’s a litany of bullpen “specialists” who are paraded for the next 3 innings or so. I appreciate the replay, but it overwhelmingly confirms the umpires original call. It just takes way to long. The ball and strike calls are not good in most games, very subjective. I’d rather take it all electronic or none at all. Cheating is rampant, on the field and off the field. Cano busted again? I’m an old school purist of sorts, so the game is likely going to pass me by in a year or two. Way too many shifts defensively, to much sabermetrics, analytics, etc. heck, i don’t even know what stats they are talking about much of the time. I’d prefer to visit the Little League fields to watch some real baseball. But then I’m worried that somebody will call the cops cause an old man with a distant smile is ‘watching’ the youngsters play with all their hearts. 

yeah, i can agree with those points, especially the pitchers coming out so early, protecting the arms and their merchandise not like years back when they would finish games. they still do and can but even their own no hitters and such they get removed often.  i do think electronic strike zone should be used only issue i see is the edge of zone how they will determine that likely percentage of the ball. i enjoy watching youth and other divisions also, harder to find online. which is my biggest gripe with mlb, these blackouts are so obnoxious pay to watch any game online! ifffff its not blocked by the blackouts. if you're a big home team person good luck with mlb.tv watching and game without a big cable bill. there is definitely some improvements to be made but some things dont need to change, a pitcher if he wants to and can go all 9 let them. not everyone is made to play the game 15+ years. hell the old guys went into their 40's and finished games.

Da-Vere

Can’t say i blame the execs, those arms are worth millions more now. Still, i go back to my childhood idol-Bob Gibson, later on-Nolan Ryan, and more recently-Randy Johnson. I still really enjoy what i call the “game within the game.” It’s like chess really. What will the 3 and 1 pitch be? Is the steal sign on? Time for a good old sacrifice bunt. I do miss a good Earl Weaver or Lou Pinella squaring off with an ump and getting tossed, then watching them really get their money’s worth. It’s all about power now. Long ball. Swinging for the fence with every pitch. What ever happened to “hit it where they ain’t”? Station to station. 

Davidlstewart
Da-Vere wrote:

Can’t say i blame the execs, those arms are worth millions more now. Still, i go back to my childhood idol-Bob Gibson, later on-Nolan Ryan, and more recently-Randy Johnson. I still really enjoy what i call the “game within the game.” It’s like chess really. What will the 3 and 1 pitch be? Is the steal sign on? Time for a good old sacrifice bunt. I do miss a good Earl Weaver or Lou Pinella squaring off with an ump and getting tossed, then watching them really get their money’s worth. It’s all about power now. Long ball. Swinging for the fence with every pitch. What ever happened to “hit it where they ain’t”? Station to station. 

no i don't blame their either i think one big problem is they are more of an investment now, before with say bob gibson and nolan it was get good players we win! which yes still an investment but its more dollars and cents now. i love watching videos of those two (gibson and ryan) gibson was such an intimidating pitcher! but i love the game in the game also with the players against each other, i still love and really enjoy the game, i do think its lost some of its spirit it used to have only being 30 haven't been around to see the old stuff just replays and what have you but you can tell things are different. lets get rid of manfred and bring some soul back to the game and players go back to being only dollar signs and hr counts.