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Thu Oct 14, 2021, 11:35 PM

Damn Dodgers!!!

I didn't want to see any of the HUGE payroll teams advance to the NLCS. That's where the Giants and Dodgers should have been meeting in the first place, a full 7-game series, not 5.

BOOOOOOOOO!!!

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Reply Damn Dodgers!!! (Original post)
True Dough Oct 14 OP
orwell Oct 15 #1
True Dough Oct 15 #2
orwell Oct 15 #7
LenaBaby61 Oct 15 #3
Sibelius Fan Oct 15 #4
LenaBaby61 Oct 15 #5
Iggo Oct 15 #6
True Dough Oct 15 #8
Iggo Oct 15 #9

Response to True Dough (Original post)

Fri Oct 15, 2021, 12:23 AM

1. It's great to have...

...the umpires on your side. Ask Kris Bryant.

MLB got what they wanted...a mega market team moving on.

The ball and strike calls in this series were all over the place. It was a joke.

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Response to orwell (Reply #1)

Fri Oct 15, 2021, 12:33 AM

2. I'm fully in favor

of automating balls and strikes. The technology exists and is now proven. Just like both leagues should have a designated hitter. Let's move on!

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Response to True Dough (Reply #2)

Fri Oct 15, 2021, 11:00 AM

7. It would be a welcome relief...

...technology is already exposing how bad the umps are with the strike zone right there on the screen. Not only that, the umps aren't even consistent, changing with the reputation of the pitcher or the batter.

I also love how announcers say that this ump has a "wide zone" or "gives" the low pitch or the "high strike."

Batters are faced with expanding the zone based on the umpire's rep. Pitchers are forced to pitch to it.

With the speed and movement of the modern pitcher there is no way in hell that a human can come close to being accurate.

Bring on RoboUmp!

(Unfortunately, the umpires union won't "allow" it...)

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Response to orwell (Reply #1)

Fri Oct 15, 2021, 01:17 AM

3. It's great to have ...the umpires on your side.

Yeah, that wasn't a strike to end the game. He didn't break his wrists.

Dodgers move on though, to the NLCS ...

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Response to LenaBaby61 (Reply #3)

Fri Oct 15, 2021, 04:06 AM

4. The home plate ump was horrible tonight. Talk about a generous strike zone.

Iím all for going to the computers calling balls and strikes via K-zone. Let the home plate ump call other things, but not balls and strikes.

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Response to Sibelius Fan (Reply #4)

Fri Oct 15, 2021, 10:31 AM

5. The home plate ump was horrible tonight. Talk about a generous strike zone.

I have no dog in the fight, although I am in Los Angeles, and yes that umpire had a 'generous' floating strike-zone for one team and not the other. As the person stated up thread, they got the markee teams they wanted closer to the World Series.

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Fri Oct 15, 2021, 10:44 AM

6. Shoulda been 7. You're right about that.

Also, shouldnít have 107-wins playing 106-wins in the first round (a stupid stupid 3-out-of-5 round, to purposely belabor that point.)

But themís the rules.

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Response to Iggo (Reply #6)

Fri Oct 15, 2021, 11:00 AM

8. But rules can be updated, Iggo

And the proper seeding of teams by MLB is one of those rules that is begging to be changed.

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Response to True Dough (Reply #8)

Fri Oct 15, 2021, 07:55 PM

9. Yep, I'm with you there.

Whichever team lost this one was gonna get righteously screwed, even without the bad call. A hundred wins should mean more than facing another hundred win team in the first round. Thatís just not right.

And five game series are just stupid.

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