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« Reply #135 on: October 11, 2018, 05:04:27 pm »
That also has to be super rare.  More rare than a perfect game maybe? 

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« Reply #136 on: October 11, 2018, 05:16:47 pm »
I witnessed Tony Womack hit an inside the park Grand Slam for the Dbacks back in the late 90's/early 2000's I believe it was?  That was really cool and also super rare. 

Admittedly baseball can have it's exciting moments but overall my opinion still stands, the game is slow and boring to watch in general.  MLB even acknowledges that the game needs to be sped up as they have been kicking around ideas on how to do so.  I'm not up to date on the latest rule changes but I know different ideas were being tossed around as far as limiting the pitchers time between each pitch, limiting manager visits to the mound, etc...not sure if anything has been implemented though. 

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« Reply #137 on: October 11, 2018, 05:25:11 pm »
Aside from arbitrary things like Shawn Green going 6/6 with two doubles and 4 HR, I think the unassisted triple play is the rarest single-game feat and probably the rarest play in baseball. Then you have to think of multi game feats such as DiMaggio's hitting streak or Ripkens starting game streak that seem to be insurmountable, one-off occurrences. Then you can get into playoff and WS records... All kinds of ways you can witness unprecedented events in the game, one of its many charms.
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« Reply #138 on: October 11, 2018, 05:27:51 pm »
Wow, inside the park GS has to be super rare, requires all the baserunners in front of you to be good enough baserunners to score as well as the hitter.
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Re: MLB (Baseball)
« Reply #139 on: October 11, 2018, 05:46:18 pm »

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Re: MLB (Baseball)
« Reply #140 on: October 11, 2018, 05:47:10 pm »
That also has to be super rare.  More rare than a perfect game maybe?

23 perfect game in mlb history

15 unassisted triple plays.

Indeed much more rare.

I Love stats like that. Not Into saber metrics and all
That. But stats like that are cool.

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« Reply #141 on: October 11, 2018, 05:49:52 pm »
Admittedly baseball can have it's exciting moments but overall my opinion still stands, the game is slow and boring to watch in general.  MLB even acknowledges that the game needs to be sped up as they have been kicking around ideas on how to do so.  I'm not up to date on the latest rule changes but I know different ideas were being tossed around as far as limiting the pitchers time between each pitch, limiting manager visits to the mound, etc...not sure if anything has been implemented though.

I love baseball but don't follow it religiously. But I agree with your sentiment. It's for this reason that I haven't taken my son to any MLB games. It would likely bore him to tears and we'd likely leave after a couple of innings. I will say though, minor league games are fun to watch. The St.Paul Saints, which is co-owned by Bill Murray, always has fun activities between innings. I think this makes it more enjoyable for the kids in attendance but also less likely for you to leave before the game is over. My 2 cents
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« Reply #142 on: October 11, 2018, 05:52:57 pm »
Baseball is also one of the national pass times in Japan when I lived there as a young 'un/teenager. It was amusing to me that washed up American ball players would play on Japanese teams when their careers were finished stateside. It was also interesting to see the influx of pro Japanese ball players joining MLB teams in the last couple of decades. I'm still looking for vintage Seibu Lions gear  :D
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« Reply #143 on: October 11, 2018, 06:37:34 pm »
It was amusing to me that washed up American ball players would play on Japanese teams when their careers were finished stateside.
Like this classic of American cinema?

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« Reply #144 on: October 11, 2018, 08:19:08 pm »
It was amusing to me that washed up American ball players would play on Japanese teams when their careers were finished stateside.
Like this classic of American cinema?

yep. Except replace Tom Selleck with this guy: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greg_Wells_(baseball)
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Re: MLB (Baseball)
« Reply #145 on: October 19, 2018, 04:51:31 am »
 "Uh, Houston, we've had a problem"

I believe any team is going to have a problem with Boston. I'm holding out hope, my hometown Brew Crew turn things around at home, and take the next 2. Beyond that, I think they'd have to make a deal with the devil.
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« Reply #146 on: October 19, 2018, 09:29:47 pm »
I'd love to see the Dodgers win in 7 over Boston, mainly because they are my dad's team going back to when they were in Brooklyn, and as a Cubs fan I've always liked Boston since they had a similar run of futility. That said, it would have been historically interesting to have back to back franchise-first WS titles (Astros, Brewers), and I don't think the odds are very good of either NL team beating either AL team, probably less so for the Dodgers unless Kershaw and Hill can continue to dominate.

I thought the Astros would take Boston out but man they are a murderer's row of a batting order and the bullpen was good enough against another formidable lineup.

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« Reply #147 on: November 09, 2018, 04:21:24 am »
Red Sox!!!  ;)
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