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(Major League Baseball)   For most of Fark, baseball season ended on Sunday with the Hall of Fame game, but for those Farkers still paying attention; THIS is the reason we need replay in baseball   ( divider line
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2012-08-08 01:19:52 PM  
2 votes:
On slo-mo it looks like the ball hit the grass in front of the glove webbing. Subby sounds like a crying Rockies fan to me.

But I repeat myself.
2012-08-09 09:27:04 AM  
1 vote:

italie: degenerate-afro: shiryatsya: [ image 678x360]

I'd say inconclusive from that image. The ball could have webbing under it from that point, but with that angle you can't really see it clearly.


Trap, and way more obvious than they made it out to be. Any angle you look at it.

A trap is called when the ball hits the ground and bounces into the glove. From that shot, you can see that the ball hit the webbing, but you can't see the resulting bounce, thus that shot by itself is inconclusive.
2012-08-08 08:21:13 PM  
1 vote:

FishyFred: If they pick one and go with the DH (which they would because the NL is in the severe minority), I would pay to see the head explosions and rants that would ensue from people like you.

Currently, the NL has 16 teams (and therefore 16 owners or ownership groups); the AL has 14. Of the most profitable teams in MLB as of earlier this year, 12 of the top 20 were from the NL and 8 from the AL. Of the top 5, 3 were NL teams; of the top 10, an even 5 were NL. In terms of actual money, the Yankees are worth the combined value of the second- and third-place Dodgers and red Sox (respectively), and values fail to drop so precipitously after the 1-2 spot. Of the bottom 5 teams, 4 are AL, and 1 is NL (the Pirates). In terms of actual money, the AL obviously has an advantage with the Yankees and Red Sox as marquee franchises; all told, AL teams are worth ~$8.634 billion; NL teams are worth ~$9.514 billion. On average, AL teams are worth ~$616.71 million; NL teams are worth ~$594.63 million (admittedly less.... on average and not in reality). The NL, by having more teams, employs more players and managers and sanctioned staff, so entertains a numerical advantage to complement its financial one.

Full disclosure: my maths might be off. I just tallied the figures in my head; feel free to correct me.

In other words, I don't understand how the NL is "in the severe minority" on any sort of actual record. When the Astros switch leagues next year, the balance will clearly shift some; as of right now, though, the NL represent the clear majority in every pertinent category except average team value, which is skewed by the billionaire Yankees and Red Sox. Oh, and operating income, which is less important than it seems and was affected this year by lawsuits and the like. But virtually every other metric puts the NL in the majority. Which figures are you using to justify your placement of the NL in the "severe minority"? Attendance figures, because location of teams is clearly the best validation? I can't think of any reasonable figures to justify the suggestion that the NL are in the "severe minority."

Maybe by "severe" you meant "slight"?
2012-08-08 04:57:41 PM  
1 vote:
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2012-08-08 04:56:22 PM  
1 vote:

downstairs: Fear_and_Loathing: Season is not over and more replay would suck.

How so? They'd get the calls right. I want that.

Baseball is a game. Running to the booth slows it down and is unnecessary. It evens out in the end. More oversight is not necessary. Camera angles make mistakes as well.
2012-08-08 03:31:42 PM  
1 vote:
Here's why it isn't a trap or a short-hop:

Watch the white spot on the inside of the glove webbing that appears only at 0:33. The ball hits it dead on. This is what forces the top of the glove back. The ball is still completely in contact with that part of the glove. As the glove is pushed backward, the ball is rolling up into the palm. The ball does appear to bounce when viewed at the front angle (0:25) but it is doing so off the top of the webbing. I THINK it was caught.
2012-08-08 03:04:02 PM  
1 vote:
This is not the reason we need replay in baseball. However, it is the reason Vin Scully should do every baseball game ever until he retires. He's the best.

/Pirates fan forced to listen to hack announcers
2012-08-08 02:51:20 PM  
1 vote:
He didn't even trap it, he short hopped it.
I could tell from the replay... which maybe reason enough that baseball needs replay.
2012-08-08 02:40:38 PM  
1 vote:
No, there is no reason that provides a 'need' to have instant replay in baseball.

Subby and others might want one, but there is no need for one.
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