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776 clicks; posted to Sports » on 30 Nov 2021 at 10:52 PM (25 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2021-11-30 10:58:22 PM  
All I heard is that Meredith has been examining tons of balls.
 
2021-11-30 11:02:35 PM  
What about three balls?
 
2021-11-30 11:11:40 PM  

kdawg7736: What about three balls?


Confucius say: baseball wrong. Man with four balls cannot walk.
 
2021-11-30 11:42:56 PM  
I have no reason to not believe this was done intentionally and with the wants of sportsbook sponsors in mind, similar to the absolute wild disparity we have seen this year in NFL officiating.
 
2021-11-30 11:46:36 PM  

morg: All I heard is that Meredith has been examining tons of balls.


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2021-11-30 11:52:30 PM  
Congress when baseball players hit a lot of home runs: This is a threat to America itself!  There is cheating in the apple pie!  Let's make it our business!
Congress when MLB, NFL and other sports leagues partner with gambling sites and pull crap like this: "So gambling makes a good thing even better."
 
2021-11-30 11:59:21 PM  
Remember when Pete Alonso said that MLB farked with the balls to hurt free agents?

I'd say it's more likely tied into ratings and gambling, but who knows.
 
2021-11-30 11:59:55 PM  

mattgsx: I have no reason to not believe this was done intentionally and with the wants of sportsbook sponsors in mind, similar to the absolute wild disparity we have seen this year in NFL officiating.


Yep. I'm about done with sports in general because of it. Oh well, I'm old and have other hobbies now.
 
2021-12-01 12:35:47 AM  
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2021-12-01 1:27:43 AM  

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With a sponsorship from radio shack you'd think he could just slip a battery in there.
 
2021-12-01 1:32:47 AM  
that's messed up. so baseball will suspend itself, right?
 
2021-12-01 5:22:42 AM  

virulent_loser: that's messed up. so baseball will suspend itself, right?


And make sure they lose their first round pick in the draft.
 
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2021-12-01 5:34:32 AM  

imaconnect4guy: Congress when baseball players hit a lot of home runs: This is a threat to America itself!  There is cheating in the apple pie!  Let's make it our business!
Congress when MLB, NFL and other sports leagues partner with gambling sites and pull crap like this: "So gambling makes a good thing even better."


You're fine with Budweiser being a sponsor though right? You know, that thing that actually kills people.
 
2021-12-01 8:20:25 AM  

punkwrestler: virulent_loser: that's messed up. so baseball will suspend itself, right?

And make sure they lose their first round pick in the draft.


and then let itself be reinstated after a year.
 
2021-12-01 12:05:32 PM  
When I read the headline, it sounded like MLB might have carried out a fairly clever blind study in the difference between the two balls.  By supplying some games with old style ball and others with the new ones, they could look at the results and pull meaningful statistics that could back up their justification to switch to the new balls.

But nope, turns out they're just incompetent.
 
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