MLBTR Chat Transcript: 3/13/2020 By Mark Polishuk | March 15, 2020 at 8:30pm CDT Click here to read the transcript of tonight’s baseball chat
would be ironic if the league added the 26th man this year only to have to have expanded rosters throughout the season
So if June 1st is the start date. That would mean each team would have roughly 100 games left. I don’t see the point of making up the games that are missed. Create a new schedule. Each team plays 15 divisional games against the 4 teams in their division. Then they play four games series against all other teams in their respective leagues.
Padres play the giants, dodgers, diamondbacks, and Rockies 15 times each for a total of 60 games.
Padres play every team in the NL East and NL Central in a 4 game series. 10 teams. 4 games each. 40 games total.
Cancel all star weekend to give more off days in between.
love it. this is a really good idea. bravo, pete
Better idea. 12 within the division. 6 against other league teams. That’s 108 games with nobody gaining a home field advantage. 36 3-game sets.
The MLB need the all star game to showcase their stars. This is the only time this happens because they suck at it every other week of the year. Also, players get $$$ for all star votes, if it is in their contract. I like your idea, but I can’t see them not having an all star game.
the league does not need to showcase anything. the best course of action would be to have all star votes but no game.
Except the AS game is a gigantic money grab for the league. Far larger than a normal 3 game set of baseball. I hate to break it to you guys but the league is going to follow the money. The AS game rakes it in.
I dont think the league can re do the schedule. It takes a lot of time and logistics to get done. I would assume they would keep the schedule they have. Teams will complain, but it’s better than no season.
3 games x 15 teams would generate much larger profit than just 1 game plus some gimmicks.
Especially with All-Star Week being at Dodgers Stadium at the peak of summer, after there’s been so much of the stadium reconfigured and added on to for the enhancement of the fan experience… And THIS Home Run Derby would be fun to watch; players will be putting balls out of the stadium into the Season Ticket Lot over the Left Field Pavilion… More enjoyable than any other over the past decade, ball park configuration-wise. The best in the game would enjoy getting together for some mid-summer shenanigans in LA, in July.
problem is with the odd number of teams, you need interleague play unless you plan on giving teams a 3 day ‘bye,’ and with the need to squeeze in as many games as possible, that’s not ideal.
I didn’t even think about that! Great point
The Adrian Beltre
World Series teams play the IL series…
I like it, Pete.
If my team wins the World Series in December at Marlins Park that would be a major buzzkill but ill take it.
MIA and TB have been practicing social distancing for yearsssss.
winning the world series is and never should be a buzzkill
…when a team can cheat, get caught and keep the “piece of metal” – kind of depreciates the whole thing.
well maybe that might, but time or year and location should at least be trivial
Amy Adams skinny dipping and Clint Eastwood with John Goodman ? Trouble with the Curve was not bad….
Movie was horrible and I know bad baseball movies.
A fat 1B only player potentially going number 1 overall?
Also the big reveal at the end of the movie was his hands drifted… but when they showed it, his hands drifted backwards…otherwise know as a load, which every hitter does.
Matthew Lillard as the hated asst GM…yeesh. I loved they used the Braves, but everything else is diluted Eastwood (directoral debut of his longtime producer, Robert Lorentz).
Ok to each his own. And I left out the word “ that “ before bad. It kinda suspended reality when Boston and Atlanta were drafting 1-2.
Didn’t Andrew Vaughn just go 3rd overall last year? The jump from 3rd to 1st is not tough. I thought it was a really good movie. The connection between father and daughter? Great. You are talking about loading as the pitcher beings his windup? Sure that happens for lots of people. Not everyone. Also, my guess is that it is shown in that light to make it easy to see and understand for the general audience. Those not reading this website…. You want to talk bad baseball movies, give me The Natural.
For all the reasons you listed above, you made me love MONEYBALL that much more. Superior in every way.
The Babe Ruth Story, with William Bendix. Who says no?
My vote: SUMMER CATCH with Freddie Prinze Jr & Jessica Biel (and Matthew Lillard – a prerequisite to a bad baseball movie). Using the Cape Cod League as a backdrop for a summer fling. Almost as bad as Matt LeBlanc’s ED, but without the monkey.
I read a review of bad sports movies and Summer Catch was listed. Having seen the movie, I wanted to see what the review said. The first sentence of the review I will never forget; “This movie was the second worst thing to happen to America in 2001.” Tell me a more harsh review. I’ll wait.
Two months? Season cancelled altogether? Those seem like doomsday scenarios to me. I’m betting May 1st at the latest. Maybe I’m wrong. I just don’t don’t see this panic lasting that long.
People forget…when it is summer here, there is winter on the other side of the equator. Agreed, but people think flu season is nearly over…
What? (scratches head)
Kevin, I think what he is saying is that two months gone of the baseball season seems entirely realistic since the CDC just said no to groups of people larger than 50 for the next 2 months. Assuming that is correct and it’s only 2 months that’s give teams about another 2 weeks to ramp back up. 2 months only gone is optimistic. The “panic” toy are talking about is coming from the CDC, NIH, DHS, and HHS. Not exactly departments known to deal in the hyperbolic manner you seem to think this.
That’s what I was wondering, is what he was trying to say. Nothing is set in stone at this point. This is a very fluid situation. What is said today can change tomorrow. We’ll obviously see a spike as more people get tested, but I suspect that won’t last long. I mean, people have it now and don’t know it. Of course, it could also explode. No one knows. The media certainly can’t be trusted to give us the truth, that’s for sure.
Actually Kevin, I think you’re missing the point again. CDC, NIH, and HHS have a pretty good idea of exactly what is going to happen…. If you listen and read you’ll figure it out. The situation is not likely going to change in the next 2 months. So yes, it will last that long…..
i find myself being well pessimistic about this, but even i think its not worth speculating about this yet. August 1st is 4.5 months away. no reason to assume it will certainly take that long to clear up so far. taking it day by day and week by week is the best away to avoid panic and get in the nessicary games.
Watch, this will be the season with the asterisk.
This is the best possible scenario for the Asterisks and Rob Sox.
I think Dinelson Lamet will be in the top 10 of CY voting within the next two years or he never will be. He sure did look good this spring.
I understand, but what does he have to do with the Astros and Red Sox? (That’s who I was referring to respectively)
When are the chats now, never seem to be at the same time each week