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Author Topic: MLB 2024 Season  (Read 19926 times)

Its DJOver

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MLB 2024 Season
« on: March 20, 2024, 09:42:06 AM »
I know that baseball is huge in S. Korea and I can understand trying to maximize that, especially with the worlds most popular player that also happens to be from that part of the world, but the timing is just weird.  Having a two game series, then go back to spring training for a week before every other teams starts. Not to mention the fact that you know you're only going to move the needle for the die-hards in America because for the general sports fan March Madness gets 1st, 2nd and 3rd priority for the next 5 days. 

I know the feasibility is always going to be tough with the time differences, but this seems especially poorly planned, and poorly advertised.

Won't make a difference in the end though, Dodgers will win 120 games and then lose in the Divisional.
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Re: MLB 2024 Season
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2024, 10:50:11 AM »
What will be greater: Dodger wins or White Sox loses?

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Re: MLB 2024 Season
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2024, 01:10:57 PM »
Dodgers well on the way to 162-0.
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Re: MLB 2024 Season
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2024, 02:04:09 PM »
I know the feasibility is always going to be tough with the time differences, but this seems especially poorly planned, and poorly advertised.

Agreed. If the decision was made that they absolutely had to get regular season games played in Korea, they should have had two interleague teams go over there and play those three games right before the ASB or something. Sure its a bit of a competitive disadvantage, but no worse then having to go play two games in Asia before your pitchers are stretched out.

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Re: MLB 2024 Season
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2024, 02:58:22 PM »
Agreed. If the decision was made that they absolutely had to get regular season games played in Korea, they should have had two interleague teams go over there and play those three games right before the ASB or something. Sure its a bit of a competitive disadvantage, but no worse then having to go play two games in Asia before your pitchers are stretched out.

First, their pitchers are as stretched out as any team's pitchers will be on opening day. They reported 7 days early and this game is 7 days before everyone else opens up.

Second, this was for the benefit of Asia and increasing MLB's coffers. It accomplishes both of those goals. And it was imperative that both teams had multiple Asian players. I am sure that MLB considers this series a great success.

Finally, it would be a terrible idea to do this during the season, It would be a big disadvantage for those 2 teams that had to do the extra travelling.


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Re: MLB 2024 Season
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2024, 05:48:56 PM »
uhhhhh that Ohtani bombshell is a bit concerning. Definitely a non-zero chance the interpreter is a fall guy.

Paying a friend's gambling debt is not exactly a "massive theft"

https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/39768770/dodgers-shohei-ohtani-interpreter-fired-theft

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Re: MLB 2024 Season
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2024, 06:36:31 PM »
Yeah, this Ohtani story has a ton of red flags around it and none of them look good for Ohtani.

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Re: MLB 2024 Season
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2024, 06:39:16 PM »
Yeah, this Ohtani story has a ton of red flags around it and none of them look good for Ohtani.

I just read it.  That is, ahem, problematic.  Won’t be the last one, though.
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Re: MLB 2024 Season
« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2024, 06:50:14 PM »
What I find hard to believe is this news just got discovered? As they played earlier today in Seoul, and the interpreter is in the dugout.

It is just a matter of time until a massive gambling story happens in sports (something bigger than Temple as an example). This may be it.

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Re: MLB 2024 Season
« Reply #9 on: March 20, 2024, 08:40:00 PM »
Ohtani, I mean Ippei, has been hanging around Bruno Mars too much.

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Re: MLB 2024 Season
« Reply #10 on: March 21, 2024, 05:58:53 AM »
Surprised it didn't get released today or tomorrow with the tournament going on for cover.

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Re: MLB 2024 Season
« Reply #11 on: March 21, 2024, 06:02:11 AM »
Surprised it didn't get released today or tomorrow with the tournament going on for cover.
Royal family already has that time slot reserved.

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Re: MLB 2024 Season
« Reply #12 on: March 21, 2024, 06:27:23 AM »
Royal family already has that time slot reserved.

ha, a good chuckle

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Re: MLB 2024 Season
« Reply #13 on: March 21, 2024, 06:43:35 AM »
Free Pete Rose or kickout Ohtani
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Re: MLB 2024 Season
« Reply #14 on: March 21, 2024, 07:29:51 AM »
Free Pete Rose or kickout Ohtani

Pete bet on baseball
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Re: MLB 2024 Season
« Reply #15 on: March 21, 2024, 07:50:21 AM »
From the clubhouse phone.
Luke 6:45   ...A good man produces goodness from the good in his heart; an evil man produces evil out of his store of evil.   Each man speaks from his heart's abundance...

It is better to be fearless and cheerful than cheerless and fearful.

Uncle Rico

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« Reply #16 on: March 21, 2024, 07:56:20 AM »
From the clubhouse phone.

Cheated on his wives, had a child out of wedlock, had a relationship with a minor, cheated on his taxes and lied for decades about betting on baseball.  Interesting people want him back in baseball
Ramsey head thoroughly up his ass.

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Re: MLB 2024 Season
« Reply #17 on: March 21, 2024, 08:09:33 AM »
Cheated on his wives, had a child out of wedlock, had a relationship with a minor, cheated on his taxes and lied for decades about betting on baseball.  Interesting people want him back in baseball

Sounds perfect for congress

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« Reply #18 on: March 21, 2024, 08:18:47 AM »
Sounds perfect for congress

Yeah, I doubt he’s woke
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Re: MLB 2024 Season
« Reply #19 on: March 21, 2024, 08:58:18 AM »
From the clubhouse phone.

On games in which he played.

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Re: MLB 2024 Season
« Reply #20 on: March 21, 2024, 09:31:49 AM »
Hoping Ohtani doesn't have MU going far since his track record doesn't seem the best.

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Re: MLB 2024 Season
« Reply #21 on: March 21, 2024, 09:36:11 AM »
Maybe Ohtani didn'tactually have elbow problems.  Maybe MLB wanted him out of sight for a while, a la Jordan 'retiring', or Kolek 'straining an oblique.'
Luke 6:45   ...A good man produces goodness from the good in his heart; an evil man produces evil out of his store of evil.   Each man speaks from his heart's abundance...

It is better to be fearless and cheerful than cheerless and fearful.

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Re: MLB 2024 Season
« Reply #22 on: March 21, 2024, 09:46:11 AM »
Cheated on his wives, had a child out of wedlock, had a relationship with a minor, cheated on his taxes and lied for decades about betting on baseball.  Interesting people want him back in baseball

While having a relationship with a minor is unforgivable and so is betting on baseball if you’re a pro player, there are countless athletes, many in various Halls of Fame, who’ve cheated on their wives and had children out of wedlock.  But hey, the internet is full of people who enjoy getting up on a soapbox.  Have you ever tried Reddit?  A self-righteous post like this on there will actually win you fake internet points!

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Re: MLB 2024 Season
« Reply #23 on: March 21, 2024, 10:04:20 AM »
While having a relationship with a minor is unforgivable and so is betting on baseball if you’re a pro player, there are countless athletes, many in various Halls of Fame, who’ve cheated on their wives and had children out of wedlock.  But hey, the internet is full of people who enjoy getting up on a soapbox.  Have you ever tried Reddit?  A self-righteous post like this on there will actually win you fake internet points!

This is the weirdest defense of Pete Rose I've ever seen.

"Sure, Pete Rose is scum, but other people are slightly less scummy, and you're the real scum for pointing out that he's scum."

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Re: MLB 2024 Season
« Reply #24 on: March 21, 2024, 10:10:50 AM »
While having a relationship with a minor is unforgivable and so is betting on baseball if you’re a pro player, there are countless athletes, many in various Halls of Fame, who’ve cheated on their wives and had children out of wedlock.  But hey, the internet is full of people who enjoy getting up on a soapbox.  Have you ever tried Reddit?  A self-righteous post like this on there will actually win you fake internet points!

Soapbox is pointing out Pete Rose is scummy?  And my self-righteousness has no end but so does my hypocrisy.  That’s the point.

Of course the Hall of Fame is full of really bad people.  Pete Rose should be in that Hall of Fame. 

Edit: There’s a larger point here to be discussed about sports fandom and who we defend as individuals, too, but that’s another thread
« Last Edit: March 21, 2024, 10:12:37 AM by Uncle Rico »
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