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Started by Darryl, January 03, 2021, 01:23:58 PM

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Quote from: Nik on April 14, 2022, 10:50:16 AM
Then I'd say there's a bit of a difference just in terms of consequences. Getting crosschecked in the face is not a natural thing that occurs within the context of a hockey game outside of the accepted level of player on player violence in the game. Conversely any of these guys playing pro baseball has been hit by a baseball almost certainly dozens of times, usually with no ill intent on anyone's part. It's such a common part of the game that you get taught, effectively, to minimize the damage of it by turning your butt or back to it. 9 times out of 10 it stings a bit, or leaves a bruise, and you move on. Getting plunked in the butt isn't a major or consequential penalty for doing something seen by some as disrespectful even if you don't agree with that interpretation.

Yeah. I'd say the hockey equivalent is more along the lines of guys being more focused on finishing their checks against you. It's a natural part of the game, players are trained how to take a hit, etc., and it's not something anyone has too much concern with, as long as it's done within the confines of what is an acceptable/legal hit.
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Quote from: bustaheims on April 14, 2022, 07:55:30 AM
Quote from: herman on April 13, 2022, 10:02:02 AM
Seems like there's a generation of athlete/athlete adjacent people who are very sensitive sore losers and need to bundle themselves up in unwritten rules to protect their emotions or else there will be violent retaliation.

I'm torn on this one. On one hand, I don't have an issue with teams running up the score. You never give up an opportunity to hit the ball and hit it hard. On the other hand, bunting for a hit feels like scratching and clawing for runs, which you don't need to do when you're up by 9.
I agree. Bunting for a hit in general is about trying to catch an opponent by surprise. Doing it 9 runs up **really** and kind of unfairly adds to the surprise. It's hard not to call it unsportsmanlike.
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What even warrants this reaction? Lmao
His teammates letting him potentially get pwned by the whole other team is something telling too

Impressively, the base runner stayed on his feet and redirected the spear and later finished his home run
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I dislike everything about Trevor Bauer but man is MLB being petty with their administrative leave extensions in his case.  Either step up and suspend the guy or let him play.


The absurd (in time) decision is in.  A 324 game suspension.  I stopped paying attention to the details of the case but this seemed to be a very grey area kind of case.  Ozuna got 20 games in the last domestic violence case.   Interesting appeal case coming i guess.   I f this is the new trend of sports taking domestic violence serious I'm good with it although I think this has more to do with Bauer pissing off owners/Manfred


Quote from: L K on April 21, 2022, 04:10:34 PM
I dislike everything about Trevor Bauer but man is MLB being petty with their administrative leave extensions in his case.  Either step up and suspend the guy or let him play.

I mean, can't say they didn't step up.
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#27 #TeamFasstholes


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Quote from: Bender on May 19, 2022, 02:24:21 PM
Quote from: herman on May 18, 2022, 08:09:02 PM
But... Why?
Because some people are naturally bent.  I knew a guy who landed a dream job in Bermuda. Getting into a job there is like getting into Fort Knox. Great position, prestige, fantastic money and he does several bent things and gets himself tossed.  Last I heard he was selling used cars in southern England.
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So MLB was likely juicing the ball for Yankees games.  Cool stuff

Also Judge stays with the Yankees - 9 years for 360 million