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  1. David Norman

    2020 MLB Season

    Just amusing listening/reading the Ex and current MLB player reactions and it's as close 100% -- WTH is going on. These started within seconds of Cash motioning for the new reliever and not even waiting for the results. Not a single player even remotely supported the Manager. Some of the...
  2. David Norman

    2020 MLB Season

    Certainly more than I'd like to see, but nothing close to the abomination of removing Snell in the 6th of that critical game. Dusty won a lot of respect from me back toward the Astros with the way he handled that series against the Rays. I was already on the record with the Dodgers before...
  3. David Norman

    2020 MLB Season

    Congratulations to Dodgers and Dodgers fans for a well deserved if belated WS/ I hope this is the death of scripted pitching changes regardless of what;s going on in the game, Can you imagine what Feller or Gibson or Seaver or Ryan or Jack Morris would have done if the manager had attempted...
  4. David Norman

    2020 MLB Season

    Holy mother. What an abominably pitched and played game. That has got to be the worst played, most exciting game, best worst game (or worst best game?) I've seen in years. Both teams came through and choked in alternating patterns, They really should give at least 3 or 4 errors on that...
  5. David Norman

    2020 MLB Season

    I'm happy the Dodgers get a chance to play in the WS again. They're such an easy team to like with some really fun players and in general no real villians I can think of (maybe Joe Kelly might be the closest). I've really enjoyed watching them play on extra-innings package or mlbtv over hte...
  6. David Norman

    2020 MLB Season

    I'm starting to become afraid to turn the Game on every day now. 6 absolute legends in a few months now (I had forgotten Kaline). Joe Morgan joins the parade. Wonder if one of the Astros player will do the Chicken Wing flap at some point. I was at a game in the Astrodome in 1970...
  7. David Norman

    2020 MLB Season

    No argument there.
  8. David Norman

    2020 MLB Season

    I watched all Baseball playoffs I could pretty much since 1968. I can't imagine not watching baseball games regardless of the teams. Minor League, Major League, College baseball -- I've chased games all over the country and being a fan or even having a clue about which player is which never...
  9. David Norman

    2020 MLB Season

    Seriously think the Dodgers are the best team in baseball and have been one of my favorite teams for years due to my Dad. I think they're a significantly better team than the Braves, but it's Baseball and any given week.. The Braves starting pitchers are either going to come down to earth...
  10. David Norman

    2020 MLB Season

    100% I don't hate the Yankees. I love to root against the Yankees and certainly I;m not sad when they lose, but I think they are a fantastic organization and some of my favorite players were Yankees. I supremely respect them. It was a well played great Game 5 and Chapman getting beat after...
  11. David Norman

    2020 MLB Season

    Sorry to have to do this on the day Ford dies (not another one this year), but man this is what a Win or Go Home game should be and not a more appropriate way to end with the perfect player to hitting a HR off the pitcher who deserves to lose the most. I guess it could have be a bit better if...
  12. David Norman

    2020 MLB Season

    Holy Moly -- what a game to end the night. Bellinger is just worth his weight in gold defensively. Kelly and Jansen turning into a Kimbrel special-hold your breath-who knows what will happen Dodgers started to look like Smaug the Dragon -- one missing scale.
  13. David Norman

    2020 MLB Season

    Found it quite unusual to see all 4 games were split b/w FoxSport1 and TBS yesterday, but today the Braves/Marlins are only on MLBNetwork and FSP1 only has a single game, TBS two. Tomorrow, even worse for a larger number of fans is Dodgers/Padres will be on MLBNetwork for the last game...
  14. David Norman

    2020 MLB Season

    Indirectly related to COVID and lessening travel in general as well as accommodating no off days to shorten the time frame so the WS would be less likely to end up at Thanksgiving. I think it was a compromise to facilitate a full extra round of playoffs and with the Best of 3 to give the...
  15. David Norman

    2020 MLB Season

    I wasn't ever a Cards fan, but I do remember listening to Jack Buck on the Cards Radio station at night -- classic earphone, transistor radio in bed after I was supposed to be asleep. Most nights I could pick up St Louis KMOX radio from 500-600 miles away which I thought was pretty cool.
  16. David Norman

    2020 MLB Season

    Rough year for St Louis -- Gibson and Brock both. I was just barely getting into baseball in 1968 so I remember a little of the WS that year and how awed my Dad was at Gibson's pitching. I always like Bob Costas's interviews with him though. Even better was Costas talking about the...
  17. David Norman

    2020 MLB Season

    No, The teams are assigned a bracket like in Basketball and teams aren't being re-seeded between rounds. Not sure exactly why it was set up like this, but the Dodgers-Brewers winner was going to play the Padres-Cards winner no matter what. The 1-8 winner will play the 4-5 winner in...
  18. David Norman

    2020 MLB Season

    The Twins really are cursed. Just brutal Braves inept playoff offense shows up right on time only to be outdone by the Reds doing basically the impossible. I really have no idea how they didn't score 5 or 6 runs, much less zero. Fried did look healthy and stuff was amazing for as little...
  19. David Norman

    2020 MLB Season

    What an unexpected end to the day in Playoffs. Bieber's stuff didn't look that bad, but the Yankees were just all over anything straight. Almost makes me wonder if he wasn't tipping his curveball somehow Twins (it's always something) and A's curse continue. White Sox woke up from their...
  20. David Norman

    2020 MLB Season

    Appears the Braves are now on target to be the biggest WC round upset and break the tie with the Cubs for long consecutive playoff series losing streak (10 currently) It appears Cincinnati is the likely opponent so it will be interesting to see what happens since I don't think the Reds have...
  21. David Norman

    2020 MLB Season

    How about a couple of other rules -- any player can wear body armor (hard plate), but if he's hit on it he doesn't get a free base. Soft protection would be OK or a rare preapproved case to protect a surgical/medical issue , Anybody hit by a pitch that crosses over/between the inner lines of...
  22. David Norman

    2020 MLB Season

    Universal DH -- i can live with it though I'd prefer to go back to no DH (not going to happen) Suspended game -- I thought that had been the rule for a few years already. Perfectly good and logical rule Doubleheader and Extra Innings -- Play real Major League baseball rules, not High School...
  23. David Norman

    2020 MLB Season

    I hereby nominate Tommy Milone as the worst deadline pickup in 2020 and could well be one of the worst in MLB history depending on if the players sent to Baltimore at least never harm the Orioles system or are arrested as Mass murderers. 'Stabilization' of starting pitching rotation?? I...
  24. David Norman

    2020 MLB Season

    Normally I sign up for the Fathers Day or July 4th deal so I'd been waiting for the usual Labor Day deal. $25 for a month is something I can live with though seeing the Big Deadline deal of Tommy Milone almost made me decide otherwise How sad is it that a pitcher with 8 years 50W-50L...