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Quite frankly, this may be a success.

Ive always said that baseball has WAY too many games.

When you’re playing over 150+ games, one or two games has practically no meaning.

I wonder if this may be the start of perhaps MLB shortening more seasons going forward.

https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2020/05/11/mlb-owners-propose-starting-baseball-in-july/


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49 minutes ago, LiterateStylish said:

Quite frankly, this may be a success.

Ive always said that baseball has WAY too many games.

When you’re playing over 150+ games, one or two games has practically no meaning.

I wonder if this may be the start of perhaps MLB shortening more seasons going forward.

https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2020/05/11/mlb-owners-propose-starting-baseball-in-july/

Honestly I hope not.  Baseball is a bastion of greatness unrivaled, it needs to continue the legacy games and all.  I understand fir this season, but at least for me not beyond.

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2 hours ago, LiterateStylish said:

Quite frankly, this may be a success.

Ive always said that baseball has WAY too many games.

When you’re playing over 150+ games, one or two games has practically no meaning.

I wonder if this may be the start of perhaps MLB shortening more seasons going forward.

https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2020/05/11/mlb-owners-propose-starting-baseball-in-july/

I agree but they'll never do it.  Games = money, right?

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I hope so.  July 4th start and end normally with playoffs in October.  Any further into winter would be bad for the sport and worse for ratings (NFL dominates all)  

 

I'd also like to see the NBA return and finish this season, move back next year's season to start December 25th and have the NBA season go through like July/August.  Those months are vacant of the king (NFL) anyways, would be smart for the NBA

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I think fans of basemall may have found the additional proposals more interesting than the dates, especially if they are meant to be permanent:

"The proposal also includes some non-health-related issues, including expanding the designated hitter to the National League, expanding rosters to around 30, and doubling the number of wild card teams to create a 14-team postseason."

That really would change National League strategy if they adopted a designated hitter.  Pros and cons to it, but I generally appreciated how cerebral NL managers had to be at times.

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I was interested why this was on a football site, and they explained it at the end:

"The time element is interesting as it pertains to football, since training camp generally starts in late July and the NFL has presented a full 17-game schedule for the fall."

I think that fails to take into account the difference in physical proximity between the 2 sports.  


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On 5/11/2020 at 5:48 PM, LiterateStylish said:

Quite frankly, this may be a success.

Ive always said that baseball has WAY too many games.

When you’re playing over 150+ games, one or two games has practically no meaning.

I wonder if this may be the start of perhaps MLB shortening more seasons going forward.

https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2020/05/11/mlb-owners-propose-starting-baseball-in-july/

Let's hope not. Baseball is a beautiful marathon. 162 is just right.

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13 hours ago, StraightJ said:

I think fans of basemall may have found the additional proposals more interesting than the dates, especially if they are meant to be permanent:

"The proposal also includes some non-health-related issues, including expanding the designated hitter to the National League, expanding rosters to around 30, and doubling the number of wild card teams to create a 14-team postseason."

That really would change National League strategy if they adopted a designated hitter.  Pros and cons to it, but I generally appreciated how cerebral NL managers had to be at times.

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I was interested why this was on a football site, and they explained it at the end:

"The time element is interesting as it pertains to football, since training camp generally starts in late July and the NFL has presented a full 17-game schedule for the fall."

I think that fails to take into account the difference in physical proximity between the 2 sports.  

The national league is chess; the American league is checkers.

No DH.

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15 hours ago, Kelly's Heroes said:

The national league is chess; the American league is checkers.

No DH.

I think if one grows up following the National League, this difference is a lot more signifcant than it is to someone who follows the American League and/or is just a casual fan.

When I followed MLB more closely, I used to love when managers had to get creative for whatever reason, such as sometimes moving a player to another position(and even more so when it was temporarily).  It was also a lot of fun when a pitcher shocked everyone and one over the fence.


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My 2nd Adopt A Bill is Christian Wade(he gets an exemption and doesn't require a spot) :)

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I wish it was 100.   Anything under 100 seems incomplete.  Baseball has to be long because there is so much luck involved in baseball that a short season can lead to weird results.   It's why the playoffs are so unpredictable. 


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On 5/11/2020 at 5:48 PM, LiterateStylish said:

Quite frankly, this may be a success.

Ive always said that baseball has WAY too many games.

When you’re playing over 150+ games, one or two games has practically no meaning.

I wonder if this may be the start of perhaps MLB shortening more seasons going forward.

https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2020/05/11/mlb-owners-propose-starting-baseball-in-july/

Baseball season is way too long.

But money drives the 150 game season.   

IMO Best case would a slightly shorter schedule where the World Series is completed by Oct 1st.   Not November.   Bring it.


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I suppose we could use ticket sales and TV viewership, etc as indicators on the demand, and make considerations about the amount of the supply with that in mind.  Nature seems to demonstrate that as an effective model, in my observation/opinion.  Whilst a lad, I was fine with the 162 game season, but am open to change if it seems warranted.

This article examines how the seemingly arbitrary length was arrived at, and due to length I'm just goint to post the opening.  The final paragraph is quite different, when it summarizes the reason the 162 games remain a fixture:

 

This week, Major League Baseball released the schedule for the 2015 season. You may have noticed that it starts later and ends later than previous seasons—but each team still plays 162 games, just as they have for decades. But how did MLB arrive at such a seemingly arbitrary number?

Let's start in 1920. There was baseball before then, but that's when both the National and American Leagues settled on a season length that would hold for over 40 years. At the time, it was simple math: two leagues of eight teams each—there were no divisions yet—meant each team had seven rivals. For a few years, teams had played each of their rivals 20 times for a 140-game season. In 1920, this was expanded to 22 games against each of seven rivals, 11 at home and 11 away, resulting in an 154-game season.

MOREhttps://www.mentalfloss.com/article/58831/why-are-baseball-seasons-162-games-long

 


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-Syd Barrett, founder of Pink Floyd. Rolling Stone, December 1971

 

https://oathkeepers.org/about/

 

Europa: The last Battle is possibly the most useful documentary in existence in terms of understanding how society came to be like it currently is: https://search.bitchute.com/renderer?use=bitchute-json&name=Search&login=bcadmin&key=7ea2d72b62aa4f762cc5a348ef6642b8&query=Europa+The+Last+Battle

 

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My Adopt A Bill is Stefon Diggs

My 2nd Adopt A Bill is Christian Wade(he gets an exemption and doesn't require a spot) :)

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