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Last night's Rays-Yankees game:

Six hits between the two teams, three of them solo home runs that accounted for all of the scoring.

24 of the 51 outs were strikeouts, including 13 of the Rays' 24 outs.

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Apparently smart or at least non-stupid baserunning is out of style now, too, if the Braves' Little League  fiasco last night is any guide.  Making the first out at the plate is pretty much inexcusable.  And compounding it with another runner dumbing himself into s double play -- wow.

May well have cost them the pennant. 

As a player, a manager, and a coach, I have always hated bad baserunning more than any other baseball blunders.  And that was some really bad baserunning.

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25 minutes ago, six-hopper said:

Apparently smart or at least non-stupid baserunning is out of style now, too, if the Braves' Little League  fiasco last night is any guide.  Making the first out at the plate is pretty much inexcusable.  And compounding it with another runner dumbing himself into s double play -- wow.

May well have cost them the pennant. 

As a player, a manager, and a coach, I have always hated bad baserunning more than any other baseball blunders.  And that was some really bad baserunning.

But the modern player is sooo much more athletic than in the old game......

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In the old game, players used to run into outs all the time getting caught stealing.  

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50 minutes ago, tiger337 said:

In the old game, players used to run into outs all the time getting caught stealing.  

when I was a little kid (in the supposed golden era of Mantle's Yankees) I had a baseball board game that had a spinner that picked the outcome of your AB. About the 25% of the spin landing area was "OUT - stretch 2nd", meaning the batter singled and was out going for 2. It drove me crazy that I couldn't tell my players to stop running like idiots!  :silly:    

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1 hour ago, Gehringer_2 said:

when I was a little kid (in the supposed golden era of Mantle's Yankees) I had a baseball board game that had a spinner that picked the outcome of your AB. About the 25% of the spin landing area was "OUT - stretch 2nd", meaning the batter singled and was out going for 2. It drove me crazy that I couldn't tell my players to stop running like idiots!  :silly:    

Was that Cadaco All-Star Baseball?  I played that.  I had a friend that was overly competitive and couldn't stand to lose.  We would always have arguments when the spinner landed really close to the line between a home run and an out.  He would take temper tantrums if it didn't go his way.      

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2 hours ago, Gehringer_2 said:

when I was a little kid (in the supposed golden era of Mantle's Yankees) I had a baseball board game that had a spinner that picked the outcome of your AB. About the 25% of the spin landing area was "OUT - stretch 2nd", meaning the batter singled and was out going for 2. It drove me crazy that I couldn't tell my players to stop running like idiots!  :silly:    

I still get the same issues on my APBA teams whether they are from the 50s, 60s, 30s or 90s

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On 10/21/2020 at 12:55 PM, tiger337 said:

Was that Cadaco All-Star Baseball?  I played that.  I had a friend that was overly competitive and couldn't stand to lose.  We would always have arguments when the spinner landed really close to the line between a home run and an out.  He would take temper tantrums if it didn't go his way.      

I loved All Star Baseball.  Still have it.  How about that Matty Alou's big singles arcs!  Extra-base hits, not so much.

And the spinner landed where I said it did, you cheater.

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How is there not a thread for the WS?  I have been watching most of it and they have been pretty good games....last night...he was out.  Today I see "Twitter" is split on if he was safe or out....further proof of that sites worthlessness.

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This is a thread where old farts talk about how the modern game sucks.  If you want to talk about the World Series: Try this:

 

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