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Re: The MLB/Baseball topic

Post by Bandit » Sat Oct 27, 2018 10:42 pm

There's no stopping a game except for weather in the rule book.


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Post by Big Boss Man » Sat Oct 27, 2018 10:56 pm

OK thanks, I assume it's an original rule since in the modern day you'd think they would amend it. The longest modern day UK sport
3 - Snooker - Taylor v Davis (1985)

Dennis Taylor and Steve Davis's 1985 World Snooker Championship final is probably the most famous snooker match in history and took almost 15 hours to complete. Taylor lost the first eight frames, but fought back to 17-17. The whole match came down to who could pot the black in the final frame, which Taylor managed, winning the trophy.
This was played over two days so I don't think it was 15 hours continuously.

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Post by Bandit » Sat Oct 27, 2018 11:21 pm

According to the rule book these are the reasons

-Inclement weather
-Curfew enforced by law (which doesn't exist anymore unless there's rioting)
-Artificial light failure
-Venue demands (such as if a football game they needed to set up for the next day required the crew in immediately and this only happened once at a Twins game because a college football team had a game they needed to paint the field and put up goal posts for.)

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Post by Big Boss Man » Sun Oct 28, 2018 3:40 am

Thanks. I believe a curfew exists here (especially in London) which varies from 10pm til 11pm depending on the event. For example live concerts can't exceed a certain time depending on their location & day of the week. In a heavily populated area I believe the curfew is more enforced too.

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/ ... 64480.html

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Post by Bandit » Sun Oct 28, 2018 4:33 am

I think that's also because public transit is used more in the UK than US. So a concert can't go to midnight if the last bus or train runs at 11. But in the US New York City is the main place most people take public transit and don't own a car, but the subways are 24 hours and even open on holidays. And people drive or get Uber everywhere else.

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Post by Big Boss Man » Sun Oct 28, 2018 4:45 pm

Yea I believe that's correct about public transport. It's also due to noise (decibel) levels that can't exceed a certain level after a certain time.

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Post by Big Boss Man » Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:21 pm

Congrats to the Red Sox.

http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/2511 ... tch-winter

Wonder if Manny stays in LA? Bryce Harper might be on the move too. Mike Trout might be off to Philly

https://thatballsouttahere.com/2018/10/ ... -phillies/

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Post by Big Boss Man » Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:32 am

https://www.sny.tv/yankees/news/yankees ... /301065636

Would certainly be a big pick up for the Yankees, however surely they'll have to move players to accommodate his salary?.

https://articles.nj.com/sports/index.ss ... yankee.amp

Would be huge for Philly if they brought in these two.

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Post by Big Boss Man » Fri Dec 14, 2018 5:56 am

Talk of Bryce Harper to the White Sox

https://bleacherreport.com/articles/281 ... weepstakes

Philly still in, Yankees have ruled themselves out

https://amp.mlb.com/301806680-phillies- ... r.amp.html

Also the Yankees are all in on Machado

https://empiresportsmedia.com/new-york- ... -j-a-happ/

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Post by Bandit » Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:44 am

It looks like Harper is very close to going to the Phillies, Moustakas with the Padres, and Machado the White Sox. They have 3 weeks before Spring Training.

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Post by Big Boss Man » Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:21 am

Forbes are saying the Padres might be in on Manny too

https://www.forbes.com/sites/anthonywit ... y-machado/


Yankees have yet to make a formal offer to him either

https://syndication.bleacherreport.com/ ... t.amp.html

Update on Bryce to Philly



I believe they have those 3 weeks before making a final decision.


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Post by Big Boss Man » Fri Feb 01, 2019 12:24 am

Yea, PBS in the U.K. are showing part 1 of the Jackie Robinson doc that Ken Burns did today. This is the movie from 1950


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He had a sad story of having to suffer so other black players could prosper in the future. He was treated terribly and even some of his teammates hated him for his race. But Eddie Stanky was a huge racist that getting to know and like Jackie made him realize he was wrong and he started speaking out against racism. When Jackie was coming in, Stanky was one of the players threatening a strike if MLB was racially integrated. But then he was standing up to defend Robinson when he was being harassed or denied service for his race.

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Post by Big Boss Man » Fri Feb 01, 2019 6:29 am

Yea that's sadly true. It's good that Stanky realised that he was wrong with his racist attitude and actually stood up for Jackie when it wasn't the thing to do for a white man. The other Brooklyn Dodgers eventually stood up for Jackie too as even other ball players were racially abusing him. I think Jackie Robinson should be lauded for breaking the color barrier but really it should have never existed in the first place. A lot of Black entertainers in the 50s/60s went through tough situations also. I believe Martha Reeves said when they did the Motown revue down south they shot at the bus and also got treated poorly. But I believe there's a story where they segregated the white and black fans at the shows but at one show they all danced together and things improved from there. This would have been from like 64/65 onwards if I'm correct.

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Jose Canseco hunting the paranormal would be the greatest TV show of the year. On the level of that British show that had Shaun Ryder and Bez spending the night in a haunted house.

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Post by Big Boss Man » Sun Feb 24, 2019 1:34 am

Manny has signed with the Padres for $300m

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/baseball/47328811

Bryce meeting with the Phillies

http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/2605 ... -las-vegas

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Post by Bandit » Sun Feb 24, 2019 1:45 am

I'll rarely see Manny now because west coast games don't start on the east coast until 10pm our time and I can't stay up until 1am watching him on week nights. Best of luck to him, though. He's one of the best in the game right now.

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