MLB 2020 Season

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  1. Carolina Speed

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    NY Yankees 1B Luke Voit has just tied Mike Trout for the league lead in HR's with 16. Although I'm glad for Voit, I would like to see Trout lead the league in HR's just once. Even if it is for the shortened season.

    Another possible up and comer is Phillies rookie 6'5 3rd baseman Alec Bohm. Although not hitting for power just yet, 2 HR's. He is currently batting .312.

    Wow! Colorado Rockies power hitting SS, Trevor Story is leading the league in stolen bases with 13. Having been caught only once. Way to go whitey.
     
  2. Shadowlight

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    Another example that the world has technically ended and we are just playing out the string. I think it was the Yankees broadcast and ex players who should know better came to the conclusion that if a pitcher throws a no hitter through seven innings on a doubleheader day they deserve to have their name in the books as throwing one. And lets give everybody a trophy while were at it. And outfit all baseball players with diapers.

    Where are the tough guy sports writers these days? Back when there were guys whose main objective was to start arguments and attack controversial issues with zest. I heard all kinds of crazy stuff about hardnosed and abrasive NYC sportswriter Dick Young. You think there is a major newspaper sportswriter today who would buck up against all the BLM nonsense? Or fully attack what MLB is pulling off these days? They are not allowed I guess. They are all bland cookie cutter yes men and women these days. The Stepford Wives.
     
  3. Bucky

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    Yup most are carefully picked yes men. Either with the corporate communist party line or you're never even considered an option.
     
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    Luke Voit with homeruns number 17 and 18 last night! He now leads the majors by 2 homers over the likes of Mike Trout and Nelson Cruz.

    Pretty good for a guy who was considered a AAAA player. For those unfamiliar, that’s a guy too good for triple A but not good enough for the pros. The Yankees were able to acquire him from the Cards for a mediocre lefty reliever and a minor league reliever. A total steal!
     
  5. Shadowlight

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    Just a reminder they cancelled all of minor league baseball this year. Just another feather in the cap of baseball. Meanwhile most of the high school summer stuff went on as planned. Go figure? Well you can't.

    As the MLB "little dick" 60 game schedule comes to an end this Sunday they just recently decided to have the playoffs in two California sites and two Texas sites. Warm weather sites. Great you can extend the playoffs through November. Not a bad idea and like the NHL a sort of a bubble situation. Well done right?

    Not exactly. They decided to do this on the fly which begs the question why didn't these morons figure this out earlier. Because if they had they could have easily played an 81 game schedule and have the teams play the regular schedule through mid October. At least with 81 games ( I would have shot for 100) fans can relate more and say well double the numbers and you get a better idea of what a player's stats would have looked like in a full season. Of course that wouldn't be totally accurate as players can have hot or cold second halves of the seasons but at least it is more relatable than the little dick 60 game schedule.

    So now they will cram in all these baseball playoffs that I think includes 16 teams and I do wonder if any one gives a rat's ass at this point?

    I didn't like the idea that the NHL and the NBA cut short the seasons of some teams but at least they had a plan in place and for the most part everything has proceeded well. MLB never had a plan in the first place and just improvised. And they had no solid protocols in place as the player's hit the strip clubs and contracted the virus. Part of the problem is the owners figured they wouldn't have to pay the players at all this season. That was their main goal. When they renegotiate soon we could be staring at a long strike. Just what the doctor ordered after a butchered season.

    I know these are tough times and there were obstacles to overcome but I have never seen in my life ( although tennis has had a bad summer) a major pro sports league make so many horrid decisions in my life as MLB has done this spring and summer. And that includes their "little dick" rules they put in place too. Seven inning games for doubleheaders? They are simply a full fledged joke. Stupefying is the only word to describe it.
     
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  6. Bucky

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    Just found out Milwaukee is changing their name of Miller Park. Some other corporation bought the rights. What a friggin joke.
     
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    “The IBM stellasphere, Microsoft galaxy, Planet Starbucks”
     
  8. Carolina Speed

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    Yankees' DJ LeMahieu becomes the first player in the modern era to win batting title in each league.
    LeMahieu, the AL leader 2020, batted .364 this season and won the batting title in 2016 while playing for the Rockies with a .348 average.
    His Yankee teammate Luke Voit led MLB with 22 home runs.
    Atlanta's first baseman Freddie Freeman finished second in the NL in batting at .341.
     
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    And that's not all. Freddie Freeman led MLB in runs with 51 and doubles with 23. Kyle Tucker led MLB with 6 triples. Trea Turner led MLB with 78 hits. Bryce Harper led MLB in walks with 49. And Trevor Story led the NL with 15 stolen bases. Good season for our guys.
     
  10. Johnny Tightlips

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    Its absurd that they credit Juan Soto with having the highest average in the NL! Soto had 196 PA to Freeman's 262
     
  11. ramicackle

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    A hitter only needs 3.1 plate appearances per team game to qualify. The Nationals played 60 games, so Soto just had go break 186...same as it is every year.
     

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