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  • Originally posted by Kepler View Post

    It's easier with tiny divisions.

    4 x 8 is The Way.

    And FFS abolish interleague.
    If you schedule like the NFL you'd get

    6 games vs other 12 teams in your league = 72
    6 games vs one other division in the other league = 24 (96)
    #18 games vs your own division = 54 (150)
    *4 games vs 1 team in each of the other league divisions = 12 (162)

    # from the trading deadline to the end of the season, play only in your division.

    * Dvision AL East 1 would play NL Central 1, NL South 1 and NL Pacific 1.

    Postseason -- just division winners qualify
    Seed by record within league.
    DS 3/5 CS & WS 4/7.

    There -- now find me 2 expansion cities.
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    • They're changing the schedule next year to be a little more balanced.

      I believe it's reduced from 18 games to 14 against your own division. (56 games)
      6 against every other team in your league (60)
      3 against all but one interleague team (42)
      4 against your interleague rival (4)
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      • Originally posted by Spartanforlife4 View Post
        They're changing the schedule next year to be a little more balanced.

        I believe it's reduced from 18 games to 14 against your own division. (56 games)
        6 against every other team in your league (60)
        3 against all but one interleague team (42)
        4 against your interleague rival (4)
        I saw that and wonder if Manfred has lost his marbles.
        CCT '77 & '78
        4 kids
        5 grandsons (BCA 7/09, CJA 5/14, JDL 8/14, JFL 6/16, PJL 7/18)
        1 granddaughter (EML 4/18)

        ”Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both.”
        - Benjamin Franklin

        Banned from the St. Lawrence University Facebook page - March 2016 (But I got better).

        I want to live forever. So far, so good.

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        • Originally posted by joecct View Post

          If you schedule like the NFL you'd get

          6 games vs other 12 teams in your league = 72
          6 games vs one other division in the other league = 24 (96)
          #18 games vs your own division = 54 (150)
          *4 games vs 1 team in each of the other league divisions = 12 (162)

          # from the trading deadline to the end of the season, play only in your division.

          * Dvision AL East 1 would play NL Central 1, NL South 1 and NL Pacific 1.

          Postseason -- just division winners qualify
          Seed by record within league.
          DS 3/5 CS & WS 4/7.

          There -- now find me 2 expansion cities.
          With 4x8, no interleague, I would play 12x7 + 6x8 = 84 + 48 = 132 game RS.

          I personally would wipe out the WC and go back to just the division winners, but let's throw the morons a bone and have 2 WC. LSF, LCS, and WS best of 7.

          Your franchise changes are:

          (1) move Miami to Montreal
          (2) move Tampa to Charlotte
          (3) add Las Vegas to NL
          (4) add Mexico City to NL
          (5) move Milwaukee back to the AL

          NLE

          Atl
          Chi
          Cin
          Mon
          NY
          Pha
          Pit
          Was

          NLW

          AZ
          Col
          LA
          LV
          Mex
          StL
          SD
          SF

          AL

          I don't care.
          Last edited by Kepler; 07-27-2022, 09:14 PM.
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          • Originally posted by joecct View Post

            I saw that and wonder if Manfred has lost his marbles.
            I don't mind reducing the division schedule. The AL East has been beating up on each other for a decade now while one okayish team in the Central runs it up on one average and three terrible teams and gets a playoff spot with 90 wins. Although this new schedule doesn't mean the Tigers will see the Jays or Yanks more, just that they'll see the whole NL every year.

            As for your expansion cities, they're going to be based on what happens to a couple teams. I think there are four cities up for grabs: Las Vegas, Montreal, Nashville, and one of the two metros in Carolina, whether that be Charlotte or Raleigh. I don't see a scenario where Vegas doesn't get a team. Arizona was rumored to be looking to move there, but they just got a renovation tax passed for Chase Field, so looks like they're staying. Oakland is all but following the Raiders there, but we'll have to see if the stadium negotiations get a Hail Mary save. The other team that will have an effect are the Rays. The split season plan got squashed by MLB, but with the Tropicana Field lease ending in 2027 they don't appear any closer to a stadium deal than they were before. MLB is likely waiting to see how the Oakland and Tampa stadium situations end first before giving out expansion teams. Personally, I think we're going to see the Las Vegas A's and the new edition of the Montreal Expos.

            If that ends up happening, bring in Nashville and Carolina for 32 teams. I think somewhere else in this thread I had divisional alignments that would work for a set up like this, but now that I'm doing a quick run through in my head, some teams are going to have to switch leagues or there's going to be some weird team pairings going to eight divisions of four teams.
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            • Relocations: Oakland to Vegas, Tampa to Montreal
              Expansions: Carolina (NL) and Nashville (NL)
              League moves: Colorado and Milwaukee to the AL, Montreal to the NL

              AL East: BAL, BOS, NYY, TOR
              AL North: CLE, CHW, DET, MIL
              AL Central: HOU, KC, MIN, TEX
              AL West: LAA, LV, SEA, COL

              NL East: NYM, MTL, PHI, WSH
              NL South: ATL, CAR, MIA, NSH
              NL Central: CIN, CHC, STL, PIT
              NL West: AZ, LAD, SF, SD

              This kind of messes with interleague rivals. The entire NL South is without natural rivals and it moves others like MIN-MIL to the same league. Would likely just end up going the protected rivalry route for some teams to maintain the home and home series and other teams would rotate each year.
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              • Originally posted by Kepler View Post

                With 4x8, no interleague, I would play 12x7 + 6x8 = 84 + 48 = 132 game RS.

                I personally would wipe out the WC and go back to just the division winners, but let's throw the morons a bone and have 2 WC. LSF, LCS, and WS best of 7.
                8 teams! 154 game schedule! The good old days! 7 x 22!!

                But the networks love interleague (Subway series, North v South sides, etc.) play.
                CCT '77 & '78
                4 kids
                5 grandsons (BCA 7/09, CJA 5/14, JDL 8/14, JFL 6/16, PJL 7/18)
                1 granddaughter (EML 4/18)

                ”Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both.”
                - Benjamin Franklin

                Banned from the St. Lawrence University Facebook page - March 2016 (But I got better).

                I want to live forever. So far, so good.

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                • I realize that I'm supposed to hate what the Padres are wearing tonight, but I just don't. :^D
                  the state of hockey is good

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                  • Originally posted by state of hockey View Post
                    I realize that I'm supposed to hate what the Padres are wearing tonight, but I just don't. :^D
                    I can't decide if I like em or hate then. I love me the occasional burst of color like that. But theres just something off about them. I just don't know what it is.
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                    • Originally posted by state of hockey View Post
                      I realize that I'm supposed to hate what the Padres are wearing tonight, but I just don't. :^D
                      Is that the pastel orgasm? If so, it's bad. You should feel bad for liking it. Go think about what you said.

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                      Rover Frenchy, Classic! Great post.
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                      Miss Thundercat That's it, you win.
                      TBA#2 I want to kill you and dance in your blood.
                      DisplacedCornellian Hahaha. Thread over. Frenchy wins.

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                      • The Padres' citi connect are pathetic.

                        The good ones so far:
                        • Colorado, if they lose the onesy pants and go to white.
                        • Washington, for the cherry blossoms.
                        • LA (A) for the Beach Boys vibe
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                        • Originally posted by aparch View Post

                          I can't decide if I like em or hate then. I love me the occasional burst of color like that. But theres just something off about them. I just don't know what it is.
                          I hated them when they were unveiled, but they looked pretty good on the field. Only issue I have with them is San Diego being two toned. If they made it pink or green it would be better, but there’s something off about the 50/50 split.
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                          • Originally posted by Kepler View Post
                            The Padres' citi connect are pathetic.

                            The good ones so far:
                            • Colorado, if they lose the onesy pants and go to white.
                            • Washington, for the cherry blossoms.
                            • LA (A) for the Beach Boys vibe
                            I think Colorado did go white pants for one game and they looked much better than the slow pitch look.
                            Go Green! Go White! Go State!

                            1966, 1986, 2007

                            Go Tigers, Go Packers, Go Red Wings, Go Pistons

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                            • Originally posted by Kepler View Post
                              The Padres' citi connect are pathetic.

                              The good ones so far:
                              • Colorado, if they lose the onesy pants and go to white.
                              • Washington, for the cherry blossoms.
                              • LA (A) for the Beach Boys vibe
                              I still like the ones the brewers wore to Fenway.


                              (also, yes those three are excellent. The rest have mostly sucked. I don't hate the Padres.)
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                              As of 9/21/10:         As of 9/13/10:
                              College Hockey 6       College Football 0
                              BTHC 4                 WCHA FC:  1
                              Originally posted by SanTropez
                              May your paint thinner run dry and the fleas of a thousand camels infest your dead deer.
                              Originally posted by bigblue_dl
                              I don't even know how to classify magic vagina smoke babies..
                              Originally posted by Kepler
                              When the giraffes start building radio telescopes they can join too.
                              He's probably going to be a superstar but that man has more baggage than North West

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                              • Originally posted by Spartanforlife4 View Post

                                I think Colorado did go white pants for one game and they looked much better than the slow pitch look.
                                Video game rendering, but excellent

                                https://twitter.com/tobylillig/statu...PsOR7-VWwm9Cow
                                Code:
                                As of 9/21/10:         As of 9/13/10:
                                College Hockey 6       College Football 0
                                BTHC 4                 WCHA FC:  1
                                Originally posted by SanTropez
                                May your paint thinner run dry and the fleas of a thousand camels infest your dead deer.
                                Originally posted by bigblue_dl
                                I don't even know how to classify magic vagina smoke babies..
                                Originally posted by Kepler
                                When the giraffes start building radio telescopes they can join too.
                                He's probably going to be a superstar but that man has more baggage than North West

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