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(Major League Baseball)   "You could watch baseball for the rest of your life and never see something like this." Four minutes of confusion - culminating in a base running do-over   (mlb.com) divider line 68
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2012-09-29 11:07:10 PM
Announcer: "That is the greatest thing I've ever seen in my life"
 
2012-09-29 11:12:04 PM
No, watching baseball on game 162 last year was the greatest baseball I ever have and ever will see.
 
2012-09-29 11:13:28 PM
That was ridiculous
 
2012-09-29 11:30:16 PM
Watching baseball for the rest of my life would be like watching an orgy with nothing but the cast of Golden Girls. I'm sure there'd be a handful of memorable moments but most of it would make me want to rip my eyeballs out with my own hands.
 
2012-09-29 11:48:48 PM
"You could watch baseball for the rest of your life and never see something like this."


Something interesting happened?
 
2012-09-29 11:53:20 PM
Could have been worse

/could have been replacement umps
 
2012-09-29 11:58:17 PM
Never seen that before.

Glad Morse didnt immediately turn into a cry baby. He let the umps do there jobs. The right call was eventually made.
 
2012-09-29 11:59:44 PM
Well, I guess he earned his paycheck that night.

How many millions of dollars does he make?

Baseball is stupid.
 
2012-09-30 12:16:23 AM
That was cool.
 
2012-09-30 12:21:41 AM

Happy Hours: Well, I guess he earned his paycheck that night.

How many millions of dollars does he make?

Baseball is stupid.


A reasonable percentage of the profits that the owner brings in
 
2012-09-30 12:38:49 AM
That would've really sucked if he'd swung & missed the second time.
 
2012-09-30 12:55:17 AM

Happy Hours: How many millions of dollars does he make?


$ 3,250,000 this season.

And?
 
2012-09-30 01:02:04 AM

GAT_00: No, watching baseball on game 162 last year was the greatest baseball I ever have and ever will see.


Which one was that? Orioles and Red Sox? Because there was no greater game played last year than game 6 of the World Series.
 
2012-09-30 02:19:33 AM

violentsalvation: Happy Hours: How many millions of dollars does he make?

$ 3,250,000 this season.

And?


And that's a lot of money to pay someone to play a game. I'm not saying he's not a good ball player, but it's pretty farked up that people like that make so much money. Sure, it's economics. Baseball brings in big money. It's not just the ticket sales, but it's also the ad revenue from TV and all the merchandise, but when you think about it lots of other people work at jobs that many people give money to. I don't even know what I would do with $3.25 million dollars. I'd probably pay off my house, buy a couple of cars and then what? But I guarantee you I've worked harder than any MLB player has ever worked and probably most of us have at some point in our lives and we've probably worked harder than that for most of our lives. And what do we get? Well, most of us don't get much.
 
2012-09-30 02:29:56 AM

Happy Hours: Well, I guess he earned his paycheck that night.

How many millions of dollars does he make?

Baseball is stupid.

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2012-09-30 02:46:34 AM

Happy Hours: violentsalvation: Happy Hours: How many millions of dollars does he make?

$ 3,250,000 this season.

And?

And that's a lot of money to pay someone to play a game. I'm not saying he's not a good ball player, but it's pretty farked up that people like that make so much money. Sure, it's economics. Baseball brings in big money. It's not just the ticket sales, but it's also the ad revenue from TV and all the merchandise, but when you think about it lots of other people work at jobs that many people give money to. I don't even know what I would do with $3.25 million dollars. I'd probably pay off my house, buy a couple of cars and then what? But I guarantee you I've worked harder than any MLB player has ever worked and probably most of us have at some point in our lives and we've probably worked harder than that for most of our lives. And what do we get? Well, most of us don't get much.


He won a genetic lottery and is putting it to use. He isn't worth more than any of us, he just makes more, because he and his team can bring in the fans and support the business. You and I, we could be in wheelchairs and bring in more money than him by filling a need or a hole in the market, a need some other people might think is useless. That's how it works. That's why it works.
 
2012-09-30 02:51:18 AM

Happy Hours: And that's a lot of money to pay someone to play a game. I'm not saying he's not a good ball player, but it's pretty farked up that people like that make so much money. Sure, it's economics. Baseball brings in big money. It's not just the ticket sales, but it's also the ad revenue from TV and all the merchandise, but when you think about it lots of other people work at jobs that many people give money to. I don't even know what I would do with $3.25 million dollars. I'd probably pay off my house, buy a couple of cars and then what? But I guarantee you I've worked harder than any MLB player has ever worked and probably most of us have at some point in our lives and we've probably worked harder than that for most of our lives. And what do we get? Well, most of us don't get much.


Found your paradise:

i.infoplease.com

/You really have nothing better to do with your life than troll a baseball thread on Fark?
 
2012-09-30 02:53:15 AM

Happy Hours: violentsalvation: Happy Hours: How many millions of dollars does he make?

$ 3,250,000 this season.

And?

And that's a lot of money to pay someone to play a game. I'm not saying he's not a good ball player, but it's pretty farked up that people like that make so much money. Sure, it's economics. Baseball brings in big money. It's not just the ticket sales, but it's also the ad revenue from TV and all the merchandise, but when you think about it lots of other people work at jobs that many people give money to. I don't even know what I would do with $3.25 million dollars. I'd probably pay off my house, buy a couple of cars and then what? But I guarantee you I've worked harder than any MLB player has ever worked and probably most of us have at some point in our lives and we've probably worked harder than that for most of our lives. And what do we get? Well, most of us don't get much.


I understand your point. But I'm still a baseball fan.

And if thinking about player salaries disgusts you; keep in mind there are people so obscenely wealthy as to be paying entire rosters of those players. Try to reconcile that.....
 
2012-09-30 03:44:56 AM

Harv72b: Happy Hours: And that's a lot of money to pay someone to play a game. I'm not saying he's not a good ball player, but it's pretty farked up that people like that make so much money. Sure, it's economics. Baseball brings in big money. It's not just the ticket sales, but it's also the ad revenue from TV and all the merchandise, but when you think about it lots of other people work at jobs that many people give money to. I don't even know what I would do with $3.25 million dollars. I'd probably pay off my house, buy a couple of cars and then what? But I guarantee you I've worked harder than any MLB player has ever worked and probably most of us have at some point in our lives and we've probably worked harder than that for most of our lives. And what do we get? Well, most of us don't get much.

Found your paradise:

[i.infoplease.com image 510x376]

/You really have nothing better to do with your life than troll a baseball thread on Fark?


You consider that a troll?

You think I'm a Castro-style commie?

I didn't even offer any opinion on what to do about disproportianate salaries. It's a fact of life. Very few people have the talent and physical prowess to play in professional sports. Lots of people like sports and will bring them the revenue whether it's in the form of ad revenue from TV or actually buying tickets to games and merchandise sales.

If I could play baseball for a living, I would even if it were only in the minor leagues. It's a farking game though. Lots of people play baseball just for fun. They do it on weekends or after their regular day job just because it's fun. Entertainment is valuable, but all I'm saying is it's a sad commentary on reality that someone makes over $3 million a year just for playing a farking baseball game. Oh yeah - it's hard work though, isn't it? I'm sure pro sports players work out a lot and they sweat, maybe even bleed. Most of us (if we do work out) pay a lot of money to do that. We don't consider it work though.


I'm certainly not saying we should limit pro-sports player salaries, but we should probably tax pro-sports players (and the owners) more than we tax teachers and farmers and all the people who work in industries which provide food and basic services (like electricity and water) to the masses. Does that make me a commie? Perhaps. Does it make me a troll? Hell no.
 
2012-09-30 05:35:34 AM

Happy Hours: I'm certainly not saying we should limit pro-sports player salaries, but we should probably tax pro-sports players (and the owners) more than we tax teachers and farmers and all the people who work in industries which provide food and basic services (like electricity and water) to the masses. Does that make me a commie? Perhaps. Does it make me a troll? Hell no.


I'm bored enough to indulge you.

Which pro sports players' should we tax higher? The minor league athletes who you mentioned? Professional skateboarders? Professional distance runners? Professional bowlers? If just athletes in the "major" pro sports, where's the cut-off? The guy making $10 million/year, or the guy making the league minimum of $480,000? Do we use only guaranteed money to calculate it, or should we also include potential incentive bonuses?

Now, as for the others...do we lower taxes on the agricultural corporations which run hundreds or thousands of farms? Do we lower taxes on the Presidents of private universities? Should a tenured theoretical physics professor be getting the same tax breaks that a first-year science teacher at an inner city school gets? How much should we lower the tax liabilities on the CEOs of the various privatized utility companies?

If only there were some kind of system in place which taxed people based on the level of their income, rather than on how "useful" their profession is viewed to be on a subjective basis, or on how "hard" they have to work to attain the pinnacle of success in their chosen career endeavors. But alas, until some visionary comes along to propose such a system I guess we'll just be stuck lamenting on how easy all these jocks have it.
 
2012-09-30 06:43:00 AM
I lost it when Morse gave the mock swing.
 
2012-09-30 06:48:45 AM
Fair questions in your first paragraph. Let me start off by saying anyone playing for the NY Yankees or the Philadelphia Eagles should be taxed more.

Okay, just kidding about that.

I wasn't really thinking about lowering or raising taxes on corporations and it's fair to point out that there is a different tax rate applied on income but let's say a teacher made $80,000 a year and a minor league baseball player also made $80,000 a year. I'd give the teacher a break and say the minor league baseball player needs to pay more. Yeah, the market is paying them the same, but the teacher is contributing to our future. The minor league baseball player isn't.

"In my world, teachers get paid more than baseball players" - Paul Kantner
 
2012-09-30 06:54:49 AM

GAT_00: No, watching baseball on game 162 last year was the greatest baseball I ever have and ever will see.


I 'Watched' that night at Safeco. And yes, even though we were in a meaningless game against I don't even remember who, it was the greatest thing I ever saw.
 
2012-09-30 07:09:48 AM

Bonanza Jellybean: I lost it when Morse gave the mock swing.


Same here. That swing looked like a double in the gap though.

The whole thing was hilarious.
 
2012-09-30 07:09:52 AM
Sending him to the batter's box didn't make sense. He was already standing on first.
 
2012-09-30 07:18:40 AM

ChrisDe: Sending him to the batter's box didn't make sense. He was already standing on first.


Yea, I'm good up until that point.

Vin Scully says he still sees something he's never, ever seen at a game a couple of times a year.
 
2012-09-30 07:23:42 AM
Baseball announcers are the worst. Ugh.
 
2012-09-30 07:27:29 AM

carnifex2005: Baseball announcers are the worst. Ugh.


I take it you don't listen to much regional Division I college football announcing.
 
2012-09-30 07:34:07 AM
I never watch baseball...I sleep through baseball.
 
2012-09-30 07:46:53 AM

Happy Hours: violentsalvation: Happy Hours: How many millions of dollars does he make?

$ 3,250,000 this season.

And?

And that's a lot of money to pay someone to play a game. I'm not saying he's not a good ball player, but it's pretty farked up that people like that make so much money. Sure, it's economics. Baseball brings in big money. It's not just the ticket sales, but it's also the ad revenue from TV and all the merchandise, but when you think about it lots of other people work at jobs that many people give money to. I don't even know what I would do with $3.25 million dollars. I'd probably pay off my house, buy a couple of cars and then what? But I guarantee you I've worked harder than any MLB player has ever worked and probably most of us have at some point in our lives and we've probably worked harder than that for most of our lives. And what do we get? Well, most of us don't get much.


I hope you're that indignant about all professional athletes, and not just baseball players.
 
2012-09-30 08:00:09 AM
What in the hell was the point of that one? I'm with the Busch fans, there was absolutely no reason to make him go back and fake swing like a retard.
 
2012-09-30 08:21:04 AM
 
2012-09-30 08:34:32 AM
fark you fark. I just laughed at the sillyness and thought, man... I bet the baseball fans in the comment thread are adding good stories about other weird things they seen in baseball. I get here and you farkers just farking suck the fun out of every farking thing. Fark used to be fun, now it's just an orgy of Buzz Killingtons.

And no, just no farking "welcome to fark" bullshiat, I been around long enough to tell you that fark used to be fun. You guys suck.
 
2012-09-30 08:47:24 AM

FastJeff: fark you fark. I just laughed at the sillyness and thought, man... I bet the baseball fans in the comment thread are adding good stories about other weird things they seen in baseball. I get here and you farkers just farking suck the fun out of every farking thing. Fark used to be fun, now it's just an orgy of Buzz Killingtons.

And no, just no farking "welcome to fark" bullshiat, I been around long enough to tell you that fark used to be fun. You guys suck.


Yeah, you described things perfectly. Sometimes the comments are only marginally better than youtube. Also, that's why I always laugh when I think of the idea of a Fark party. I can only imagine people complaining about their beer and showing off pictures of their cat on their phone.
 
2012-09-30 09:08:15 AM
G*d dam replacement umps .. oh wait.
 
2012-09-30 09:33:52 AM
I think we found where the nfl replacement refs went
 
2012-09-30 10:30:43 AM
I think we'll see more similar things as there is more and more obnoxious advertising around the stadiums.

The little fake bat swing at the end, though? That was fabulous.
 
2012-09-30 10:39:47 AM
The Nats have some of the worst TV announcers in baseball.
 
2012-09-30 10:47:05 AM

spelletrader: The Nats have some of the worst TV announcers in baseball.


I beg to differ. Try listening to a Brave telecast.
 
2012-09-30 10:55:56 AM

Kyle Butler: spelletrader: The Nats have some of the worst TV announcers in baseball.

I beg to differ. Try listening to a Brave telecast.


I hate the Braves and Marlins announcers, but they are still nowhere near as bad as the Nats booth.

Worst announcers in the NL, hands down. I don't watch much AL baseball (fark the DH) so there might be a worse booth in MLB, but I doubt it.
 
2012-09-30 11:03:38 AM

spelletrader: Kyle Butler: spelletrader: The Nats have some of the worst TV announcers in baseball.

I beg to differ. Try listening to a Brave telecast.

I hate the Braves and Marlins announcers, but they are still nowhere near as bad as the Nats booth.

Worst announcers in the NL, hands down. I don't watch much AL baseball (fark the DH) so there might be a worse booth in MLB, but I doubt it.


Being from Boston and watching NESN on the MLB network, Jerry Remy and Don Orsillo are hands down the best in the business.
 
2012-09-30 11:13:19 AM

carnifex2005: Baseball announcers are the worst. Ugh.


Not so, if only the D-backs didn't split up Daron Sutton and Mark Grace... they were awesome together.
 
2012-09-30 11:19:15 AM

Harv72b: That would've really sucked if he'd swung & missed the second time.


Umps be trolling.
 
2012-09-30 11:38:59 AM
He should have mock-bunted.
 
2012-09-30 11:59:55 AM
I'm not a baseball fan, but I didn't come here to crap on the thread. Rather, I'd appreciate it if someone could explain what happened in this play to me, because I just don't understand baseball well enough.

What I saw was that the ball hit the wall, bounced back on to the field of play, and was fielded by a player. I heard a lot of "it bounced off the back wall" and a whole lot of "the wall all around the field is eight feet high". I don't understand what difference that makes. If the ball had gone over the wall, and landed behind the field of play, yes, I could understand it being a home run. But why does it become a home run if it bounced off the back wall, even though a player was able to field it?
 
2012-09-30 12:04:41 PM

Unauthorized Bratwurst: I'm not a baseball fan, but I didn't come here to crap on the thread. Rather, I'd appreciate it if someone could explain what happened in this play to me, because I just don't understand baseball well enough.

What I saw was that the ball hit the wall, bounced back on to the field of play, and was fielded by a player. I heard a lot of "it bounced off the back wall" and a whole lot of "the wall all around the field is eight feet high". I don't understand what difference that makes. If the ball had gone over the wall, and landed behind the field of play, yes, I could understand it being a home run. But why does it become a home run if it bounced off the back wall, even though a player was able to field it?


The electronic sign and the flat surface in front of it are not in the field of play. Each stadium is unique in dimensions, wall height, and shape, and there are different ground rules for each.
 
2012-09-30 12:11:21 PM

dholway: He should have mock-bunted.


I was thinking he should've pointed to the outfield like Babe Ruth, but I like your idea better.
 
2012-09-30 12:13:01 PM

dholway: He should have mock-bunted.


That would have been beyond category funny.

As for horrible television announcing teams I'd have to throw the Rockies crew into the mix. They speak as if EY jr is a legit major leaguer and but for a bad bounce here, a bad call there, and a bad break or two the Rockies would be closing in on 100 wins instead of losses.
 
2012-09-30 12:15:25 PM
The Cardinals should've plunked him the next time up for taking a 4 minute home run trot.
 
2012-09-30 12:18:53 PM

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: The electronic sign and the flat surface in front of it are not in the field of play. Each stadium is unique in dimensions, wall height, and shape, and there are different ground rules for each.


Thanks, UF. If I understand you correctly, it was ruled a home run because the rules in that stadium say "if it hits the back wall, it is a home run".

So who gets to decide what are, and are not, legitimate ground rules for each stadium? Does the home team decide, and the league has to approve for each team's stadium? Are there some general guidelines or minimums enforced by the league, and that's why the commentators were hammering the whole "that wall is eight feet high all the way around" thing?
 
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