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Additionally, Bud Selig (then the MLB commissioner) was at the game and was a former owner of the hosting Milwaukee Brewers, and some felt that made it seem worse, as his family still owned the team at … As a result, the pressure caused Selig and the MLB executives to change the rules so that in 2003 (and hence), the winning league in the All-Star game has homefield advantage in the World Series. …
answered May 26 '15 by Joe
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No, not really. What you're describing would only be useful if it could be shown that this ability to have mostly good performance with little blips of horrible performance was something that was inn …
answered Nov 2 '21 by Joe
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Likely, the Houston Texans game Thursday night was the reason. That game stated at 8:25 ET, and while baseball games usually take three hours or so, most likely they wanted a bit of extra time to ens …
answered Oct 12 '15 by Joe
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their power from the outfield and the corner infield, but the Yankees didn't have a player to hit for less than 175 career HR - and that was Hideki Matsui, who certainly would've hit for more in the MLB
answered Jun 6 '20 by Joe
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In a game between the Chicago White Sox and the San Francisco Giants on 8/13/2014, the White Sox manager was ejected for arguing the application of the newly-clarified rule that a catcher may not bloc …
asked Aug 15 '14 by Joe
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For the moment I'm going to correct a few of your assumptions, and then put some numbers to the page. The odds of (a team with a record under .500 making the playoffs) | (sixteen teams out of thirty m …
answered Dec 3 '20 by Joe
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F means Final, indicating the game is complete. Prior to completion, it will show an innings count ("Top 5" meaning the game is currently in the 5th inning, and the Away team is at bat, so the Top of …
answered Sep 24 '20 by Joe
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I will dissent in part and agree in part with Philip's answer here. It's possible the owners would be able to start the season without employing any players represented by MLBPA (which is in effect w …
answered Jun 15 '20 by Joe
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They also reward good front offices though - which is probably why they have fewer 'new winners' compared to the MLB. … the NFL (rookie salaries are limited, but far less so than MLB) or NBA. …
answered May 18 '15 by Joe
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In the current MLB divisional breakdown, there are 6 divisions of 5 teams each, organized into two leagues of 15. … though, it was clear that games could be profitable - some teams (such as the Mets-Yankees and Cubs-White Sox) played exhibition games in season against each other, and they were very popular - and, as MLB
answered Feb 25 '21 by Joe
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Since the MLB schedule in 2020 was to play 10 games against each of the 4 same-division teams (for 40 games) plus 20 games against teams in the other division, that left 4 more games against the Rays, …
answered Dec 22 '20 by Joe
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They’re tossing it to a teammate. It’s a common thing to do after completing a play; it’s sort of the baseball version of spiking the ball after a touchdown - but more respectful, not with the implic …
answered Mar 19 '21 by Joe
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Managers did take on the role of third base coach (or rather, did what is now the job of third base coach) early in MLB history, though by 1952 it would have been more rare. … After World War II, most MLB teams listed between three and five coaches on their roster, as managers increasingly ran their teams from the dugout full-time, and appointed pitching and bullpen coaches …
answered Jun 27 '20 by Joe
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According to Baseball Reference, in 2016 there were 127 plate appearances containing sacrifice Bunt Attempts at-bats with 3rd base occupied and 1 out (precisely). Of those 127, 61 RBIs were recorded …
answered Oct 17 '16 by Joe
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There is an adage in baseball that "sinkerball pitchers improve as the game goes", that in particular the sink improves - so sinkerball pitchers tend to give up a lot of fly balls in the first few inn …
asked Jul 7 '21 by Joe

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