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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
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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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Re: The MLB/Baseball topic

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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Re: The MLB/Baseball topic

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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Re: The MLB/Baseball topic

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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