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Re: I love Baseball, but here are things I hate about baseball

Postby Matthias » Fri Jun 18, 2010 9:28 am

Neato Torpedo wrote:Intentional walks counting toward WHIP.

In a fantasy league I discontinued a few years ago, I had a negative stat for pitchers called Control. It was: H + BB - IBB + WP - PO.
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Re: I love Baseball, but here are things I hate about baseball

Postby Bloody Sox » Fri Jun 18, 2010 9:35 am

- Guys with no ability to hit making 3 almost-automatic outs per game in the NL.
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Re: I love Baseball, but here are things I hate about baseball

Postby kaiser » Fri Jun 18, 2010 9:47 am

Any major league player, but especially a pitcher, who can't lay down a quality bunt.
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Re: I love Baseball, but here are things I hate about baseball

Postby Matthias » Fri Jun 18, 2010 9:47 am

Bloody Sox wrote:- Guys with no ability to hit making 3 almost-automatic outs per game in the NL.

Why do you have to hate on the Astros.
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Re: I love Baseball, but here are things I hate about baseball

Postby Bloody Sox » Fri Jun 18, 2010 10:02 am

kaiser wrote:Any major league player, but especially a pitcher, who can't lay down a quality bunt.

This x 100. This is baseball's equivalent to guys shooting 50% from the free throw line in the NBA.
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Re: I love Baseball, but here are things I hate about baseball

Postby AquaMan2342 » Fri Jun 18, 2010 10:08 am

I can't stand announcers who don't even have the balls enough to criticize the team they announce for. If you put me in a dungeon with only Fox Sports Detroit every year and I didn't know the standings I'd be led to believe the Tigers were the best team in baseball. So annoying.
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Re: I love Baseball, but here are things I hate about baseball

Postby kaiser » Fri Jun 18, 2010 10:15 am

Joe Morgan. Bleccch.

But if you want to hear some good announcing from a former player, John Smoltz is doing an outstanding job so far, IMO. He's doing a bunch of games for the Braves, and I think at least a couple nationally for ESPN as well.
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Re: I love Baseball, but here are things I hate about baseball

Postby wingman3110 » Fri Jun 18, 2010 10:35 am

AquaMan2342 wrote:I can't stand announcers who don't even have the balls enough to criticize the team they announce for. If you put me in a dungeon with only Fox Sports Detroit every year and I didn't know the standings I'd be led to believe the Tigers were the best team in baseball. So annoying.


This for sure. I'll take watching Reds and Indians games all day instead of having to listen to the BS from Detroit. The same can go for CWS.
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Re: I love Baseball, but here are things I hate about baseball

Postby AquaMan2342 » Fri Jun 18, 2010 10:40 am

wingman3110 wrote:
AquaMan2342 wrote:I can't stand announcers who don't even have the balls enough to criticize the team they announce for. If you put me in a dungeon with only Fox Sports Detroit every year and I didn't know the standings I'd be led to believe the Tigers were the best team in baseball. So annoying.


This for sure. I'll take watching Reds and Indians games all day instead of having to listen to the BS from Detroit. The same can go for CWS.


Especially with Inge man.......it makes me almost not like him at all the way they act like he's more than an average player.
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Re: I love Baseball, but here are things I hate about baseball

Postby lastingsgriller » Fri Jun 18, 2010 10:53 am

kaiser wrote:Baseball is the greatest game in the world. Without question.

Here is a list of things I hate about baseball, that have nothing to do with the actual game:

1. People who sit behind the dugouts, call everyone they know on their cell phones, and then wave like baboons. Then do it again the next inning. And the next...

2. The giant Coke bottle, and the giant Chick-fil-A cow in left field at Turner Field in Atlanta.

Please feel free to add anything else...


Just feel fortunate that you did not see the giant Land o’ Lakes milk carton in right field at the metrodome. :-P


Slayer Rules wrote:I agree with you - except for the fact that football is the greatest game in the world. baseball is a solid 2nd.

I'll chip in rainouts, rain delays and pitchers that slow the game down excessively out of the stretch...


1. wrong. Baseball, Ray.
2. seriously, complaining about the weather. I think that’s complaining just to complain. :-?



Red5 wrote:No salary cap, making small market teams into farm teams. I hate this more than I hate any other thing about any other sport at any level.


I actually like this. A lot. There was a time when you weren’t considered a great player unless the Yankees were trying to buy you. It’s a cool thing about baseball, the battle of the underdog. It means a lot more when a team like the Royals win the word series, because it takes years of building an organization..


Neato Torpedo wrote:Ty Cobb isn't a man you'd want to align yourself with. :-b


True this.

BitterDodgerFan wrote:i hate RBIs not being given on double plays. makes no sense to me.


True dat

shmolex wrote:minute maid park. Yeah, let's go put an obstacle course in the outfield. Who's brilliant idea was that?


True dis as well.

Neato Torpedo wrote:Intentional walks counting toward WHIP.


True dat, also

wrveres wrote:That stupid wall in Boston. Burn that ballpark down already.


I would guess that you have never been there. Just a guess, though.

Art Vandelay wrote:Deinitely the DH. Actually, the AL in general.
Jim Edmonds.
Over-expansion.
Hall of Fame voters.
The All-Star Game determining home field advantage in the World Series.
Joe Buck and Tim McCarver.
Instant replay.


True all of this. Except the Jim Edmonds part. Maybe if you explained your dislike, I could understand better.

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Bloody Sox wrote:- Guys with no ability to hit making 3 almost-automatic outs per game in the NL.

Why do you have to hate on the Astros.


The Orioles are not in the NL. :-b



I will also add the stupid wild card and divisional playoffs and three divisions. It really takes away the value of winning the pennant. It was awesome when 4 teams made the playoffs. It really separated baseball from other sports.
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