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I don't have anything to say but the results of this year's Hall of Fame vote are supposed to be announced at 6:00 tonight. Just getting a head start.

A couple of the talking heads on the MLB Network think there's a chance nobody gets elected this year.
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LIPH wrote:
January 26, 2021 11:25 am
I don't have anything to say but the results of this year's Hall of Fame vote are supposed to be announced at 6:00 tonight. Just getting a head start.

A couple of the talking heads on the MLB Network think there's a chance nobody gets elected this year.
So in other words whomever is on the Ballot never made the nice with the Baseball writers eh Larry? :o :wink:
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Hoping for Todd Helton.

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The announcement was just made, nobody got the necessary 75% of the vote. Curt Schilling missed by 16 votes. Todd Helton was 7th with 44.9%.
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I'm not surprised by the voting. I felt this was the weakest ballot in awhile.
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I thought Schilling would have got in. I don't know if some of his off field actions kept him out.

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Former NY Met (and a few other teams) Daniel Murphy announced his retirement today. I always liked him when he was with the Mets, really good hitter but he didn't really have a position. The Mets tried him at a few different positions before he finally wound up at 2nd base but he was average at best defensively.
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Nolan Arenado is going to the Cardinals from the Rockies. I am NOT happy. :evil: (this is a Rockies/Cardinals house)... Ugh. (TV banner just said so, but websites are not confirming yet)....

https://www.mlb.com/news/nolan-arenado-cardinals-trade

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LIPH wrote:
January 29, 2021 2:43 pm
Former NY Met (and a few other teams) Daniel Murphy announced his retirement today. I always liked him when he was with the Mets, really good hitter but he didn't really have a position. The Mets tried him at a few different positions before he finally wound up at 2nd base but he was average at best defensively.
He was a very good hitter. Should have been in the AL as a DH.

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SMLCHNG wrote:
January 29, 2021 10:28 pm
Nolan Arenado is going to the Cardinals from the Rockies. I am NOT happy. :evil: (this is a Rockies/Cardinals house)... Ugh. (TV banner just said so, but websites are not confirming yet)....

https://www.mlb.com/news/nolan-arenado-cardinals-trade
Sounds like it was a salary dump.

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Dustin Pedroia announced his retirement today. I was never a Red Sox fan, but he was the type player anyone could root for.
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LIPH wrote:
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Dustin Pedroia announced his retirement today. I was never a Red Sox fan, but he was the type player anyone could root for.
Too bad he didn't go out healthy & on his terms........
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LIPH wrote:
February 1, 2021 11:33 am
Dustin Pedroia announced his retirement today. I was never a Red Sox fan, but he was the type player anyone could root for.
Played the game hard. It's tough to come back from knee injuries , when you are his age. He will be a Red Sox HoFer. Up for debate on Baseball Hall of Fame. Do the Red Sox retire #15.

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TommyBahama wrote:
February 1, 2021 2:30 pm
LIPH wrote:
February 1, 2021 11:33 am
Dustin Pedroia announced his retirement today. I was never a Red Sox fan, but he was the type player anyone could root for.
Played the game hard. It's tough to come back from knee injuries , when you are his age. He will be a Red Sox HoFer. Up for debate on Baseball Hall of Fame. Do the Red Sox retire #15.
I'll always remember Dustin Pedroia's 5 for 5, 3 home run game in Denver against the Rockies in 2010. The Red Sox won 13-11 in extra innings and Pedroia hit the winning home run that broke the tie in the 10th inning.
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Go Dodgers...Think Blue! All I gots to say about that! 8) :wink:

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Travelinman wrote:
March 31, 2021 1:42 am
Go Dodgers...Think Blue! All I gots to say about that! 8) :wink:
Pfffft!!!! ;)

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SMLCHNG wrote:
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Travelinman wrote:
March 31, 2021 1:42 am
Go Dodgers...Think Blue! All I gots to say about that! 8) :wink:
Pfffft!!!! ;)
There's a LOT of games ahead, and I'm still p*** at the Rockies organization for losing Arenado, but I love baseball!!⚾️

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The Atlantic League, an independent minor league with no affiliations with any major league teams, will be testing 2 new rules this season:
1. If, or more accurately when, a team removes its starting pitcher, they lose the DH for the rest of the game.
2. In the second half of the season they're moving the pitching rubber back 1 foot. It will be 61 ft. 6 in instead of 60 ft. 6 in. The theory is batters will get a better look at the ball leading to fewer strikeouts and more balls in play.
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LIPH wrote:
April 14, 2021 6:49 pm
The Atlantic League, an independent minor league with no affiliations with any major league teams, will be testing 2 new rules this season:
1. If, or more accurately when, a team removes its starting pitcher, they lose the DH for the rest of the game.
2. In the second half of the season they're moving the pitching rubber back 1 foot. It will be 61 ft. 6 in instead of 60 ft. 6 in. The theory is batters will get a better look at the ball leading to fewer strikeouts and more balls in play.
1. That is a pretty crazy rule. 2. Would that create more arm injuries?

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I know I'm just a grouchy old man resistant to change, but what a bunch of hooey! :roll:
Seven inning double header games, starting the 10th inning with a runner on second, etc, etc......
Before you know it, they'll be deciding ties with penalty kicks. :evil:
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