General 2020 MLB Thread

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Robbie Hart

I apparently look like a Jewish accountant
Feb 13, 2015
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Watching a rerun of the series where Gibson homered to win

anyway, dodger pitcher throws a curve to Dave Stewart (a’s) and he struck out, but Larissa (former a’s manager) bitched about it as the unwritten rule of baseball says a pitcher from the national league “can’t” throw a curve ball to an American League pitcher......

lol, that’s as bad as the unwritten rule of “everybody hurry’s to the pitchers mound on a batter hit by a pitch”

typical ghey actions by a baseball team

get over it, there are millions of dollars at stake in a World Series game and they should let pitchers have to fight one on one with the batter if they choose to throw a larger rock at a batter

glad the a’s lost......all juicers anyway......hopefully canseco cried, but he probably already cried his ass off as his girlfriend was always leaving him to get nailed by Gonzales from the nfl chiefs

It’s like high school type shit
 

Daglord

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Jan 26, 2015
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If you're looking for a baseball fix, MLB & OOTP Dream Bracket is live.

View: https://www.twitch.tv/mlbnetwork




A collection of current stars and legends are set to square off in the ultimate competition for baseball supremacy -- the MLB Dream Bracket presented by DraftKings, a best-of-seven simulation featuring all-time teams for each of the 30 Major League franchises, as well as teams consisting of standouts from the Negro Leagues and 25-and-under stars from today's game.

The 32 MLB Dream Bracket rosters feature 185 Hall of Famers, 115 MVP Award winners, 61 Cy Young Award winners (plus Cy Young himself) and 67 Rookie of the Year Award winners.

Want to find out which version of Nolan Ryan (Astros, Angels, Rangers) is best? The MLB Dream Bracket includes all three. Babe Ruth the pitcher vs. Babe Ruth the hitter? It's possible. And with both Vladimir Guerrero and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. in action, there's a chance father and son could collide.

Week of April 20: Rounds of 32 and 16

Week of April 27: Quarterfinals and semifinals

May 4 and 5: Finals

You can find the full schedule here.

Complete rosters for the tourney: See the complete MLB Dream Bracket rosters
 

Daglord

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^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ Baseball’s next esports event is a what-if? tournament of all-time greats



Major League Baseball’s latest video game collaboration, in lieu of real-world games put off by the COVID-19 lockdown, will be a tournament of all-time greats spanning more than a century of history for the national pastime. “The Dream Bracket,” as it’s being called, will be run by Out of the Park Baseball, the critically acclaimed management simulation for Windows PC and Mac.

The Dream Bracket is made up of all 30 MLB clubs, whose 26-player rosters will comprise the greatest stars in team history, playing at the peak of their careers. Two additional clubs will join the field, one of stars 25 years old and younger, and the other made up of great players from the Negro Leagues, when the professional sport was segregated.

MLB and title sponsor DraftKings will be livestreaming select game simulations on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from MLB Network’s Twitch channel and social media, and from DraftKings’ mobile app. The tournament begins April 20 and runs until May 5. Scott Braun and Jon Morosi, broadcasters for MLB Network, will supply play-by-play and color commentary for the broadcasts.

The tournament takes place over five rounds, with competitors playing a best-of-seven series in each round. The American League and Negro League Stars form one half of the bracket, and its winner will face the winner of the National League and the Under-25 Stars in their half of the bracket.

 

Hauler

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Feb 3, 2016
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Watching a rerun of the series where Gibson homered to win

anyway, dodger pitcher throws a curve to Dave Stewart (a’s) and he struck out, but Larissa (former a’s manager) bitched about it as the unwritten rule of baseball says a pitcher from the national league “can’t” throw a curve ball to an American League pitcher......

lol, that’s as bad as the unwritten rule of “everybody hurry’s to the pitchers mound on a batter hit by a pitch”

typical ghey actions by a baseball team

get over it, there are millions of dollars at stake in a World Series game and they should let pitchers have to fight one on one with the batter if they choose to throw a larger rock at a batter

glad the a’s lost......all juicers anyway......hopefully canseco cried, but he probably already cried his ass off as his girlfriend was always leaving him to get nailed by Gonzales from the nfl chiefs

It’s like high school type shit
Tony La Russa was the biggest crybaby bitch in baseball.
 

Hauler

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Feb 3, 2016
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The owners and players both stood their ground and the commissioner finally got off his ass and set a game count for the 2020 season. So after a month of arguing, absolutely nothing was accomplished.

How this season will look:
  • 60 game season over 66 days
  • Teams will face their typical divisional opponents, but also only opponents from the opposite league that match their divisional area. So the NL Central will play games against their divisional opponents and also the AL Central. That's it.
  • The DH will be implemented for ALL games, regardless of where they are being played
  • Extra innings will start with a runner on 2nd base.
  • No spitting. No tobacco. No sunflower seeds.
  • Pitchers can't lick their fingers - they will instead have a wet rag in their pocket
  • Any fighting results in an automatic 20 game suspension for all involved.

Players are to report to their home ballparks on July 1. Season set to start July 24.
 

Hauler

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They haven't released a schedule yet, but based on the new format we will get a bunch of Dodgers vs Astros as they are both in Western divisions. Unfortunately there won't be any boos from the crowd, and fighting is illegal - but I still suspect a few Astros batters will see plenty of chin music for their cheating ways. Those games will be must watch baseball.

East Divisions:
NL * ATL, WSH, NYM, PHI, MIA
AL * BAL, BOS, NYY, TOR, TB

Central Divisions:
NL * MIL, CHC, CIN, PIT, STL
AL * CHW, CLE, DET, KC, MIN

West Divisions:
NL * LAD, SD, SF, COL, ARI
AL * LAA, OAK, SEA, TEX, HOU

So a bunch of interesting matchups that we wouldn't normally get like
Dodgers / Astros
Yankees / Nats
Reds / Indians

But we also get plenty of total shit matchups like
Miami / Baltimore
Shitsburgh / Detroit
 

Jesus X

licking a toad with uncle mike
Sep 7, 2015
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I was watching korean baseball for a while on espn but all the games air like at 10 pm.
 

Hauler

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Feb 3, 2016
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I just don’t see how this is going to work
They are approaching it knowing that they will get players that test positive. The player will be quarantined and their spot filled.

As long as we don't get a massive outbreak it should be fine.
 

HEATH VON DOOM

Remember the 5th of November
Oct 21, 2015
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They are approaching it knowing that they will get players that test positive. The player will be quarantined and their spot filled.

As long as we don't get a massive outbreak it should be fine.
The field is the place where the players are the safest. The clubhouse is where they will be at most risk.
 

Hauler

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Feb 3, 2016
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The field is the place where the players are the safest. The clubhouse is where they will be at most risk.
Agreed.

They have all lockers 6' apart. And the same for the dugout. Some players will be in the stands directly behind the dugouts.

No showers at the ballpark. No food buffets.
 

Matrix

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Feb 15, 2020
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I can't decide which guy I most want to see take one in the back. Whoever it is, with no fans hopefully we'll be able to hear him exhale in pain.
Pain = Gain

We’re absorbing your hate for the greater good. 2020 is bc of your insecurities.

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