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PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

gaijinmark wrote:
How about they just give the Dodgers that World Series title instead: https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/28476282/mlb-hits-astros-huge-penalties-houston-fires-hinch-luhnow-answering-all-questions

That would be nice, but unlikely.

That said, the Astros should have their WS title revoked and be forced to return their trophy.
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Under the circumstances, some Vin Scully: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uURLHQibZL4
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Another one bites the dust.

Summer Koshien tournament cancelled due to Corona virus pandemic

Japan’s annual Summer National High School Tournament at Koshien has been canceled amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, organizers said Wednesday.

The decision not to hold the summer tourney is the first time since World War II that it will not be held. The spring version also was canceled in March.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 20, 2020 6:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Buy me some Asahi and rice crackers.

NPB season begins on Friday

JUN 19, 2020

YOKOHAMA – If there was one saying that rang true as a light rain fell on a cool night at Yokohama Stadium is was this one:

Better late than never.

Nippon Professional Baseball finally got underway across Japan on Friday night, almost three months to the day this coronavirus-delayed campaign was supposed to begin.

Players took the field in stadiums rendered empty by COVID-19 precautions, one of the many new realties they'll face this season.

"I think there'll be a lot of first-time experiences," Hiroshima Carp pitcher Daichi Osera said after his team's 5-1 win over the Yokohama BayStars at Yokohama Stadium.

The NPB season was originally scheduled to open March 20, but was delayed earlier that month as the COVID-19 pandemic worsened in Japan and around the world. Five players would later test positive for the virus.

The league announced its June 19 start date in late May and teams began playing practice games on June 2. The teams all began the 2020 season around 6 p.m. on Friday, with the exception of the Carp and BayStars, who had to wait an extra 30 minutes because of the rain.

The night felt abnormal without the constant singing and cheering that gives NPB its famously vibrant atmosphere.

"It's too quiet in here," Seibu Lions pitcher Zach Neal said to fans watching at home during his hero interview at MetLife Dome in Tokorozawa, Saitama Prefecture. "I'm not used to it being this quiet in here. I'm excited for the day that you guys can come back in here and make it a little more rowdy and a little loud and get back to normal times."

In addition to starting the season behind closed doors, which NPB Commissioner Atsushi Saito apologized for in a statement on Friday, there were other COVID-19 measures in place.

Players gave each other air high-fives — and in Yokohama the mangers did an air handshake after exchanging lineup cards — in accordance with virus-prevention guidelines against touching with bare hands. Managers and coaches wore masks during games.

Hero interviews after games were also done with social distancing rules in mind.

Off the field, the players will be given PCR tests once a month and have their temperatures checked before heading to the stadiums.

The new measures don't change baseball itself, with the exception of games ending in ties after 10 innings, which will alter late-game strategy.

The silence, though, was extremely noticeable.

In Yokohama, instead of the fans providing the soundtrack, the thud of Osera's practice pitches hitting their mark echoed around the stadium during the top half of every inning. Exhortations yelled from the bench could be heard, as could players calling for fly balls.

Teams tried to add a little atmosphere in various ways. Some used cardboard cutouts, others put up messages of support around their stadiums. The BayStars put fans watching online on the stadium scoreboard to sing the team song and scream support for pitcher Shota Imanaga, who ended up with the loss. It's possible a limited number of fans could be allowed in stadiums in July.

Because of the delay in starting the season, teams are scheduled to play just 120 games, with no interleague or All-Star Series.

The Pacific League is scheduled to finish Nov. 6 and the CL on Nov. 7. The Japan Series is slated for a Nov. 21 start.
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So, it looks like MLB is going to have a season after all. But with these changes because of the Corona Virus it looks like games might last 5 or 6 hours now:

"All hitters will now have to bring their own pine-tar rags, bat donuts and other equipment to and from the on-deck circle — and will have to retrieve their own caps, gloves and sunglasses from the dugout if an inning ends with them on base or batting. All pitchers will now have to bring their own rosin bag to the mound and use only their own baseballs for bullpen sessions. And baseballs used in batting practice can be used only that day, then need to be cleaned and sanitized, and not be re-used for at least five days."
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2020 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Amazing how much better a pitcher is when the other team isn't able to cheat: https://japan-forward.com/odds-and-evens-cubs-pitcher-yu-darvish-on-top-of-his-game/?fbclid=IwAR33uD6mlZN8aOUgOzv_33s
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RIP Tom Seaver.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2020 2:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Dodgers win!!!! Victory! Peace! w00t! Applaud
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2020 8:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

In the immortal words of Homer Simpson, "Woo Hoo!!" w00t!

I was beginning to get worried. I thought I might turn out like one of those old geezer Red Sox' or Cubs' fans they used interview because their team hadn't won a World Series in 50 or 60 years. Sweat

Notwithstanding those cheating bastards in Houston. Beat You
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