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Reply #495 - Sep 27th, 2018 at 11:08pm
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Bobster wrote on Sep 27th, 2018 at 1:42pm:
The mound was lowered in 1969 from 15 to 10 inches. It was always 60'6".


I'm sorry, I was talking about the way old days of the 1890s. About 40 of the top 100 strikeout seasons occurred by about 1890, with pitchers throwing from a shorter distance than 60'6".

Cole was apparently rained out.  He is listed as probable for tomorrow.
  

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Reply #496 - Sep 28th, 2018 at 5:41am
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Babe Adams wrote on Sep 27th, 2018 at 11:08pm:
Bobster wrote on Sep 27th, 2018 at 1:42pm:
The mound was lowered in 1969 from 15 to 10 inches. It was always 60'6".


I'm sorry, I was talking about the way old days of the 1890s. About 40 of the top 100 strikeout seasons occurred by about 1890, with pitchers throwing from a shorter distance than 60'6".

Cole was apparently rained out.  He is listed as probable for tomorrow.

I didn't know that about the mound in the 1890s. I learned something. Smiley
  
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Reply #497 - Sep 28th, 2018 at 8:02am
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Bobster wrote on Sep 28th, 2018 at 5:41am:
Babe Adams wrote on Sep 27th, 2018 at 11:08pm:
Bobster wrote on Sep 27th, 2018 at 1:42pm:
The mound was lowered in 1969 from 15 to 10 inches. It was always 60'6".


I'm sorry, I was talking about the way old days of the 1890s. About 40 of the top 100 strikeout seasons occurred by about 1890, with pitchers throwing from a shorter distance than 60'6".

Cole was apparently rained out.  He is listed as probable for tomorrow.

I didn't know that about the mound in the 1890s. I learned something. Smiley


There were a lot of things different about 1800's baseball. 10 bizarre baseball rules you won't believe actually existed.

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The plight of the umpire is a difficult one: You try tracking a small white ball traveling at ridiculously high speeds, with a stadium full of people and the entire Internet ready to castigate you if you're wrong.

Being an umpire at the turn of the 20th century, though? That actually sounds pretty great: They were chosen from the crowd prior to first pitch -- they were often prominent members of the local community -- and rather than spend all that energy to squat behind the catcher, umpires were given easy chairs in the general vicinity of home plate.
  
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Reply #498 - Sep 28th, 2018 at 8:10am
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BenM wrote on Sep 28th, 2018 at 8:02am:
Bobster wrote on Sep 28th, 2018 at 5:41am:
Babe Adams wrote on Sep 27th, 2018 at 11:08pm:
Bobster wrote on Sep 27th, 2018 at 1:42pm:
The mound was lowered in 1969 from 15 to 10 inches. It was always 60'6".


I'm sorry, I was talking about the way old days of the 1890s. About 40 of the top 100 strikeout seasons occurred by about 1890, with pitchers throwing from a shorter distance than 60'6".

Cole was apparently rained out.  He is listed as probable for tomorrow.

I didn't know that about the mound in the 1890s. I learned something. Smiley


There were a lot of things different about 1800's baseball. 10 bizarre baseball rules you won't believe actually existed.

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The plight of the umpire is a difficult one: You try tracking a small white ball traveling at ridiculously high speeds, with a stadium full of people and the entire Internet ready to castigate you if you're wrong.

Being an umpire at the turn of the 20th century, though? That actually sounds pretty great: They were chosen from the crowd prior to first pitch -- they were often prominent members of the local community -- and rather than spend all that energy to squat behind the catcher, umpires were given easy chairs in the general vicinity of home plate.

Even today it often seems like the umpires were chosen from the crowd minutes before the game. Jerry Meals comes to mind. Smiley
  
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Reply #499 - Sep 28th, 2018 at 9:13pm
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Cole goes six, strikes out four, and presumably finishes the season with 276.
  

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Reply #500 - Oct 8th, 2018 at 9:00am
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Not an ex-Pirate but almost . . .

Miguel Sano arrested for running over a cop's foot and breaking his leg:

http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/24925509/miguel-sano-minnesota-twins-arrested...
  
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Reply #501 - Oct 9th, 2018 at 9:20am
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Reply #502 - Oct 9th, 2018 at 9:54am
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Bobster wrote on Oct 9th, 2018 at 9:20am:


https://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/the-dodgers-might-be-in-actual-legal-trouble/

Better organization that seems to have working relationships with human traffickers.
  
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Reply #503 - Oct 9th, 2018 at 10:21am
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Pretty easy to be "better" when you have an 8 1/4 billion dollar TV contract.
  
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Reply #504 - Oct 9th, 2018 at 10:57am
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Brock Holt becomes the 1st player in MLB history to hit for the cycle in the playoffs!!
  
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Reply #505 - Oct 10th, 2018 at 1:37pm
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We could use a solid vet like Pearce next year !!!
  
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Reply #506 - Oct 11th, 2018 at 12:13pm
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Pearce would be  a good fit, but doubt our cheap skate front office would release the purse strings for such a signing. But a good thought never the less Cool
  
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Reply #507 - Oct 11th, 2018 at 12:41pm
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Per MLBTR, our very own Rod Barajasloth is on a list of possible candidates for the Rangers manager.  This is according to the Dallas Morning News.  Barajasloth is the current manager of the Padres AAA team.
  

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Reply #508 - Oct 17th, 2018 at 7:06pm
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David Littlefield interviewed for Mets GM position.  I don't particularly like the Mets but want to recommend that they run away from DL. Next paragraph is from MLB Trade Rumors:

The Mets have interviewed Dave Littlefield for their front office opening, according to Marc Carig of The Athletic (via Twitter). Currently the VP of player development with the Tigers, Littlefield once served as the GM of the Pirates. Of course, his seven-year run at the helm of the Pittsburgh roster was not terribly successful
  
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Reply #509 - Oct 17th, 2018 at 9:04pm
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Ecbucs wrote on Oct 17th, 2018 at 7:06pm:
David Littlefield interviewed for Mets GM position.  I don't particularly like the Mets but want to recommend that they run away from DL. Next paragraph is from MLB Trade Rumors:

The Mets have interviewed Dave Littlefield for their front office opening, according to Marc Carig of The Athletic (via Twitter). Currently the VP of player development with the Tigers, Littlefield once served as the GM of the Pirates. Of course, his seven-year run at the helm of the Pittsburgh roster was not terribly successful


But with the Mets he will have a ton more money to spend on lousy ball players and hair gel!   Cool
  

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