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2013 MLB Regular Season Wrapup Discussion Thread

As a brawl was taking place, looks like MLB may be getting the confirmed answers of who was part of the biogenesis clinic from a group of farmhands.
Baseball is so ridiculous with the replay crap. They will review a possible HR, but not all the other crap. And the umps stand there in the middle of the infield for 3 mins discussing if they want to review it, before ever walking in. And MLB says replays would be slow. Put a damn dude in the booth for replays that can do it in a few secs...its old
Can MLB Prevent Brawls?

http://www.bloguin.com/theoutsidecorner/2013-articles/june/preventing-future-ugly-brawls.html
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Originally posted by robniner:
Can MLB Prevent Brawls?

http://www.bloguin.com/theoutsidecorner/2013-articles/june/preventing-future-ugly-brawls.html

they need to do something

id be pissed if the cardinals had a huge player get hurt over some stupid brawl...ALL because some idiot wants to throw at a guys head
Originally posted by jrg:
Originally posted by robniner:
Can MLB Prevent Brawls?

http://www.bloguin.com/theoutsidecorner/2013-articles/june/preventing-future-ugly-brawls.html

they need to do something

id be pissed if the cardinals had a huge player get hurt over some stupid brawl...ALL because some idiot wants to throw at a guys head

The only thing I can think of is the umpires at home plate and first base need to act like a barrier between the involved players. The other umps can prevent the benches from clearing by standing in front of each perspective dugout. You can install an extra umpire behind home plate in the stands that would communicate with the umps to get in position.
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Originally posted by robniner:
Originally posted by jrg:
Originally posted by robniner:
Can MLB Prevent Brawls?

http://www.bloguin.com/theoutsidecorner/2013-articles/june/preventing-future-ugly-brawls.html

they need to do something

id be pissed if the cardinals had a huge player get hurt over some stupid brawl...ALL because some idiot wants to throw at a guys head

The only thing I can think of is the umpires at home plate and first base need to act like a barrier between the involved players. The other umps can prevent the benches from clearing by standing in front of each perspective dugout. You can install an extra umpire behind home plate in the stands that would communicate with the umps to get in position.

well the catcher is instructed to get in between the batter/pitcher when the batter is hit..but it doesn't always work
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Originally posted by jrg:
Originally posted by robniner:
Originally posted by jrg:
Originally posted by robniner:
Can MLB Prevent Brawls?

http://www.bloguin.com/theoutsidecorner/2013-articles/june/preventing-future-ugly-brawls.html

they need to do something

id be pissed if the cardinals had a huge player get hurt over some stupid brawl...ALL because some idiot wants to throw at a guys head

The only thing I can think of is the umpires at home plate and first base need to act like a barrier between the involved players. The other umps can prevent the benches from clearing by standing in front of each perspective dugout. You can install an extra umpire behind home plate in the stands that would communicate with the umps to get in position.

well the catcher is instructed to get in between the batter/pitcher when the batter is hit..but it doesn't always work

The catcher knows how to be part of the fight. If it was an ump, if the player strikes him then not only it will be a suspension it will be a fine
Originally posted by jrg:
Originally posted by robniner:
Can MLB Prevent Brawls?

http://www.bloguin.com/theoutsidecorner/2013-articles/june/preventing-future-ugly-brawls.html

they need to do something

id be pissed if the cardinals had a huge player get hurt over some stupid brawl...ALL because some idiot wants to throw at a guys head

Fights dont happen often enough to change anything. In this day and age of free agency, the players are mostly all buddies. I think fights used to be way more common in the 50's-80's. Its too bad they dont keep track of that kind of thing...

The problem with last night was that Kennedy threw at Greinke's head. Otherwise it wouldve been a normal shoving match.

Although Kennedy started it by hitting Puig, i think the Dodgers instigated the whole thing by retaliating. You can clearly see Kennedy is upset after he hit Puig. It wasnt intentional at all. the Dodgers decided it needed to be escalated the next inning.
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he threw at puigs head
Originally posted by jrg:
he threw at puigs head

It was being mentioned that Kennedy was having control issues; then the pitch to Grienke pretty much erased all concerns.
[ Edited by robniner on Jun 13, 2013 at 6:20 AM ]
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Originally posted by robniner:
Originally posted by jrg:
he threw at puigs head

It was being mentioned that Kennedy was having control issues; then the pitch to Grienke pretty much erased all concerns.

Lol, control issues. Cracks me up when people blame it on that. Ian Kennedy is a grown ass man who has been pitching for years. He is in the MLB for a reason. I understand being outside the strike zone, but at someone's head is intentional in my opinion
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Originally posted by jrg:
Originally posted by robniner:
Originally posted by jrg:
he threw at puigs head

It was being mentioned that Kennedy was having control issues; then the pitch to Grienke pretty much erased all concerns.

Lol, control issues. Cracks me up when people blame it on that. Ian Kennedy is a grown ass man who has been pitching for years. He is in the MLB for a reason. I understand being outside the strike zone, but at someone's head is intentional in my opinion

sometimes it's an accident sometimes it's on purpose you can pretty much tell by the situation

and sometimes it's even potato
It took less than 24 hours for MLB to take action on the Giants-Pirates melee, but figuring out who should be punished between the Dodgers-DBacks may take longer than it supposed to since so many players (and coaches) got involved that the tape will have to be broken down and replayed more than once. There was a benches clearing Monday night between the Rays-Red Sox game but no brawls.

Maybe umps should just issue an automatic out if a team can't stay in the dugout during a fight; a two out half inning would speed the game tremendously since MLB is obsessed with shorter games.This would be an equivalent to a sideline penalty in football, or, a flagrant/technical foul in basketball.
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Originally posted by robniner:
It took less than 24 hours for MLB to take action on the Giants-Pirates melee, but figuring out who should be punished between the Dodgers-DBacks may take longer than it supposed to since so many players (and coaches) got involved that the tape will have to be broken down and replayed more than once. There was a benches clearing Monday night between the Rays-Red Sox game but no brawls.

Maybe umps should just issue an automatic out if a team can't stay in the dugout during a fight; a two out half inning would speed the game tremendously since MLB is obsessed with shorter games.This would be an equivalent to a sideline penalty in football, or, a flagrant/technical foul in basketball.
I like that makes a lot of sense