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

Postby StlSluggers » Mon Jun 21, 2010 10:03 am

drunkmonkey wrote:I hate the intentional walk. In no other sport can you find the equivalent of standing a few yards away and playing catch to negate the opposing team's biggest offensive threat.

Off the field - the wave. Can't stand the wave.

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

Postby KCollins1304 » Mon Jun 21, 2010 10:30 am

drunkmonkey wrote:I hate the intentional walk. In no other sport can you find the equivalent of standing a few yards away and playing catch to negate the opposing team's biggest offensive threat.

Off the field - the wave. Can't stand the wave.


Hack-a-Shaq is kinda like an intentional walk. :-?
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Re: I love Baseball, but here are things I hate about baseball

Postby Matthias » Mon Jun 21, 2010 10:46 am

KCollins1304 wrote:
drunkmonkey wrote:I hate the intentional walk. In no other sport can you find the equivalent of standing a few yards away and playing catch to negate the opposing team's biggest offensive threat.

Off the field - the wave. Can't stand the wave.

Hack-a-Shaq is kinda like an intentional walk. :-?

Funny. I was just going to type that.

Also double teams, stacking the line in football, etc.
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Re: I love Baseball, but here are things I hate about baseball

Postby drunkmonkey » Mon Jun 21, 2010 11:08 am

Matthias wrote:
KCollins1304 wrote:
drunkmonkey wrote:I hate the intentional walk. In no other sport can you find the equivalent of standing a few yards away and playing catch to negate the opposing team's biggest offensive threat.

Off the field - the wave. Can't stand the wave.

Hack-a-Shaq is kinda like an intentional walk. :-?

Funny. I was just going to type that.

Also double teams, stacking the line in football, etc.


Ok, "Hack-a-Shaq" is comparable. Double teams and stacking the line are not. Sure, you're putting up extra defenders, but you're not taking the ball out of the player's hands. He still has a chance; it's just tougher for him.
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Re: I love Baseball, but here are things I hate about baseball

Postby Matthias » Mon Jun 21, 2010 12:28 pm

drunkmonkey wrote:
Matthias wrote:
KCollins1304 wrote:Hack-a-Shaq is kinda like an intentional walk. :-?

Funny. I was just going to type that.

Also double teams, stacking the line in football, etc.


Ok, "Hack-a-Shaq" is comparable. Double teams and stacking the line are not. Sure, you're putting up extra defenders, but you're not taking the ball out of the player's hands. He still has a chance; it's just tougher for him.

Miguel Cabrera had a chance. You're really just talking about a matter of degree. Besides, the whole premise is that you make it tougher for one individual on the team and it creates opportunities for another member of the team. When Jordan was in his prime, other teams could've tripled teamed him and effectively shut him down if they thought that Steve Kerr couldn't shoot.

Baseball is a great game; I'm not sure why you guys feel compelled to make me defend other sports by making, "X can only happen in baseball" claims.
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Re: I love Baseball, but here are things I hate about baseball

Postby markj11 » Mon Jun 21, 2010 2:08 pm

1. Players holding up their glove to show that they have the ball. - Yeah, I don't see it rolling to the fence behind you or you chasing after it so I kinda figured it was in your glove.

2. Umpires that wait to see someone hold their glove up indicating that the ball is in fact in their glove and not hiding under their hat before making the call.

3. Umpires that wait to see someone hold their glove up indicating that the ball is in their glove and then calling the person safe.
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Re: I love Baseball, but here are things I hate about baseball

Postby Maris09 » Mon Jun 21, 2010 2:14 pm

Not sure if these have been mentioned, but here are the things I hate:

1. Fans who boo on throws over to 1B.

2. Fans who yell balk....ever.

3. 95% of Fans in general.
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Re: I love Baseball, but here are things I hate about baseball

Postby Ursa » Mon Jun 21, 2010 9:55 pm

drunkmonkey wrote:I hate the intentional walk. In no other sport can you find the equivalent of standing a few yards away and playing catch to negate the opposing team's biggest offensive threat.


How about taking a knee with two minutes left in football?
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Re: I love Baseball, but here are things I hate about baseball

Postby Neato Torpedo » Mon Jun 21, 2010 10:55 pm

Ursa wrote:
drunkmonkey wrote:I hate the intentional walk. In no other sport can you find the equivalent of standing a few yards away and playing catch to negate the opposing team's biggest offensive threat.


How about taking a knee with two minutes left in football?

Or fouling the center/PF incessantly in the last 30 seconds when you're down by three?
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Re: I love Baseball, but here are things I hate about baseball

Postby shmolex » Mon Jun 21, 2010 10:58 pm

Neato Torpedo wrote:
Ursa wrote:
drunkmonkey wrote:I hate the intentional walk. In no other sport can you find the equivalent of standing a few yards away and playing catch to negate the opposing team's biggest offensive threat.


How about taking a knee with two minutes left in football?

Or fouling the center/PF incessantly in the last 30 seconds when you're down by three?


That's not the same because the C/PF is still given the opportunity to close out the game. It's the C/PF's fault for being so terrible at shooting free throws. If they could shoot free throws, fouling isn't really that great of a strategy. With the intentional walk, there's nothing the player can do.
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