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#21 Oriole85

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 03:13 PM

ESPN: Japan finalizes World Classic roster

http://espn.go.com/m...sic-roster-made
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Posted 20 February 2013 - 06:20 PM

http://hardballtalk.... ... l-classic/

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 06:50 PM

Will they be banned from KBO premises too?

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 07:21 PM

Will they be banned from KBO premises too?

Seems like the Koreans draw an inordinate amount of this kind of thing :P

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 03:06 PM

http://deadspin.com/... ... eird-balls

This is getting ridiculous.

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 03:07 PM

I guess being neighbors with North Korea makes you more paranoid than you need to be.
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Posted 01 March 2013 - 11:18 PM

Anyone staying up as long as they can to watch the WBC? First game starts shortly. Austrailia vs. Taipei. The American announcer should get a bonus if he calls the enitre game without confusing any players names on Chinese Taipei.

http://web.worldbase... ... eam_id=791
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Posted 02 March 2013 - 12:29 AM

Anyone staying up as long as they can to watch the WBC? First game starts shortly. Austrailia vs. Taipei. The American announcer should get a bonus if he calls the enitre game without confusing any players names on Chinese Taipei.

http://web.worldbase... ... eam_id=791

Wow. You could write one hell of a dirty joke with that pitching staff.

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 12:46 AM

Wow. You could write one hell of a dirty joke with that pitching staff.


Lol. Yup.
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Posted 02 March 2013 - 01:15 AM

It's neat to see how differently the Asians approach the game. In the first inning, Chinese Taipei's lead off hitter got a base hit, first pitch swinging. Then a sac bunt moves him to 2nd. Yes, a sac bunt in the first inning. Then the right handed 3 hitter goes opposite field for a single to drive the run in.

In the majors, A) not many first pitch swingers because they value walks too much. B) you never see a sac bunt in the first inning. C) most 3 hole hitters, not all, but most are swinging for the fences. More often than not it doesn't lead to a home run. Figure the absolute best 3 hitters are moving that runner only about 30-35% of the time?

I'm wondering if American mangers, or general managers for that matter will ever adapt these concepts? I mean, sabermetrics was not popular, and frowned upon when Bill James started publishing his ideas. Maybe 20 years from now, if the Asians keep dominating, maybe some team adopts the manufacture runs any way any time you can, or whatever you want to call it...aggressive small ball? It'll be frowned upon, but the game of baseball is ever changing, and some teams with nothing to lose will try anything to gain an edge.
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Posted 02 March 2013 - 08:37 AM

Feed in Korean for their game against the Netherlands.

http://www.justin.tv/fastball24

Watched Schoop walk to load the bases not too long ago.

Well I hear Linda Ronstadt is looking for a guitar player.


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Posted 02 March 2013 - 12:14 PM

It's neat to see how differently the Asians approach the game. In the first inning, Chinese Taipei's lead off hitter got a base hit, first pitch swinging. Then a sac bunt moves him to 2nd. Yes, a sac bunt in the first inning. Then the right handed 3 hitter goes opposite field for a single to drive the run in.

In the majors, A) not many first pitch swingers because they value walks too much. B) you never see a sac bunt in the first inning. C) most 3 hole hitters, not all, but most are swinging for the fences. More often than not it doesn't lead to a home run. Figure the absolute best 3 hitters are moving that runner only about 30-35% of the time?

I'm wondering if American mangers, or general managers for that matter will ever adapt these concepts? I mean, sabermetrics was not popular, and frowned upon when Bill James started publishing his ideas. Maybe 20 years from now, if the Asians keep dominating, maybe some team adopts the manufacture runs any way any time you can, or whatever you want to call it...aggressive small ball? It'll be frowned upon, but the game of baseball is ever changing, and some teams with nothing to lose will try anything to gain an edge.

So you mean American baseball should go BACK to doing what they used to do?

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 12:16 PM

So you mean American baseball should go BACK to doing what they used to do?

Right, that's what MLB teams used to do before they realized it was dumb.

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 12:20 PM

Feed in Korean for their game against the Netherlands.

http://www.justin.tv/fastball24

Watched Schoop walk to load the bases not too long ago.

So...you want to get in trouble with the KBO, too?

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 01:26 PM

Sure, I still remember how to say Come here in an impolite manner and curse a bit in Korean. I am sure that when confronted with trash talk in their own language they will back down.

Well I hear Linda Ronstadt is looking for a guitar player.


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Posted 06 March 2013 - 08:38 AM

ESPN: Dominican Republic is on a WBC mission
http://espn.go.com/m...lic-wbc-mission

MLB.com: Korea wins, but Chinese Taipei advances
http://mlb.mlb.com/w...recap&c_id=t791

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 08:46 AM

Cuba led Japan 6-0 going to the 9th. Japan scores 3 times, and had the tying run to the plate... but lose 6-3.

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 07:43 PM

Italy beat Mexico 6-5. Sergio Romo blew the save, and Anthony Rizzo hit a two-run double to score the winning run.

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 07:48 PM

Venezuela versus the Dominican Republic. The DR is up 3-0 in the bottom of the first, then the game goes into an almost-hour-long rain delay. Then coming out there is some problem with the baseballs that involves long discussions with both managers, the umpires and Bob Watson, the MLB representative.

And Gary Thorne is already into the Tennessee Honey...

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 07:48 PM

This Venezuela/Dominican Republic game is like an All Star game with these lineups...Good lord.
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