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  • Originally posted by Kepler View Post

    So if competing teams are dependent on out of town results neither gets an advantage.
    I get it but I don't get it. You can get out of town results in real time. What advantage would a team get?

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    • Originally posted by Scarlet View Post

      I get it but I don't get it. You can get out of town results in real time. What advantage would a team get?
      The idea is not let have X know the result of Y's game for as long as possible so the two games are independent trials. If I know whether you won or lost that changes my strategy. For instance, if your early game loss clinches my playoff spot, I bench all my best players to get ready for the post season.
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      • The biggest thing with this is also preventing teams from using "unnatural" strategies specifically geared towards a specific outcome. Like, think along the lines of run differential...

        It's hockey, but I recall my Dad referencing a Blackhawks game in the 70s where things were tied up in a manner that W or L didn't matter, only scoring goals did. So the team played most of the 2nd/3rd period with an empty net (or something along those lines. I can't remember the exact deal, but it was an odd game product as a result).
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        • Originally posted by Kepler View Post
          For instance, if your early game loss clinches my playoff spot, I bench all my best players to get ready for the post season.
          I’d think this is the biggest point, especially in regards to your pitching staff. None of them even warm up.
          the state of hockey is good

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          • The NL East, in GIF form:

            “Demolish the bridges behind you… then there is no choice but to build again.”

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            • Looks like Aaron Judge is getting the day off. If Arraez avoids going 0-8, he’ll be the fifth Minnesota Twin to win the AL batting title. (Oliva-3, Carew-7, Puckett-1, Mauer-3)
              Last edited by state of hockey; 10-05-2022, 01:53 PM.
              the state of hockey is good

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              • Arraez hits a double and is pulled for a pinch runner. Ends season with a .316.
                the state of hockey is good

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                • A little joy in Mudville.
                  A bad cause requires many words.

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                  • In a twist, the Mets bring McNeil into the game with him leading for the batting title.
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                    • Originally posted by Kepler View Post
                      In a twist, the Mets bring McNeil into the game with him leading for the batting title.
                      Was everyone crying when he wasn’t in?
                      the state of hockey is good

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                      • Originally posted by state of hockey View Post

                        Was everyone crying when he wasn’t in?
                        It was mixed. The final starting lineup was Lindor (161 GP) and the girlfriends of the understudies for an off-off-Broadway deaf-mute performance of the musical Newsies, so it was not as if only he sat.

                        FFF gave it his all going 3x4 to finish .325, while Jeff finished .326.


                        Last edited by Kepler; 10-05-2022, 09:38 PM.
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                        • The White Sox were exactly .500 28 times throughout the season.
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                          • Originally posted by Spartanforlife4 View Post
                            The White Sox were exactly .500 28 times throughout the season.
                            The Twins-Guardians run differential was even this season. 89-89 head to head. The series went 13-6 for Cleveland.
                            the state of hockey is good

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                            • Small rant about the TV coverage- why are they using a 2D plane for what a strike is or not? The strike zone is a 3D box that covers the entire plate, not just the front edge. I barely watch baseball, and know that (and confirmed it via MLB rules). Come on analysts, you can do better.

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                              • The box is stupid anyway. I can't wait for it to go away with robot umps.
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