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Wondering what everyone’s thoughts on Manfred are so far. There have been several things that he’s said and recommended that makes me shake my head but I recently saw his statement basically calling out Mike Trout for not promoting the game. 

 

To me it just seems the game is headed to another lockout. Tensions running high between league and Players and the league isn’t doing much to help their case.

 

 

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Not a fan at all.

 

I don't like a lot of the changes that have been made - slide rules, intentional walks, etc.  They've created situations that are critical to the outcome of games for 100 years, and they've just written them off.

 

It took the replays a while to grow on me, but I'm good with them now.  The other rule changes, I won't be good with - they've changed the way the game is played (same thing they're doing in football).

 

 

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I don't like a lot of the changes that have been made - slide rules, intentional walks, etc.  They've created situations that are critical to the outcome of games for 100 years, and they've just written them off.

 

And now he openly discusses the idea of changing the rules for shifts.

 

 

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Terrible commissioner.

 

I feel like if someone told him he'd get more fans if hitters used maracas instead of bats, this guy would consider it. He's probably pissed at Trout because Trout isn't willing to be a tool in his quest to increase attendance. Trout just wants to play baseball.

 

If Manfred wants to use Trout to promote baseball, then MLB should give Trout a contract that requires him to promote baseball. I would guess that there's nothing in his current playing contract with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim that requires him to do Manfred's job. 

 

 

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He was out of line with the Trout thing. Nearly every reporter has called him out on it even if it was in subtext. Angels had to release a statement defending him, something that shouldn't be necessary. Just one of his many missteps as commish.

 

I miss Bud Selig. Yeah I said it.

 

 

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Saw a good tweet from someone on Twitter that basically said that it was ironic that Manfred mad about trout not selling the game when the mlb blacks out teams 12 hours away.

 

i can attest to this. As a fan in NC. The nearest team is approximately 6 hours away but yet Nationals, Orioles and Atlanta is blacked out. They want players to market themselves but when they show any form of individuality like with the cleats they put a stop to it. The whole protecting the catcher rule still pisses me off even thought it might have been Selina rule.

 

 

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Saw a good tweet from someone on Twitter that basically said that it was ironic that Manfred mad about trout not selling the game when the mlb blacks out teams 12 hours away.

 

i can attest to this. As a fan in NC. The nearest team is approximately 6 hours away but yet Nationals, Orioles and Atlanta is blacked out. They want players to market themselves but when they show any form of individuality like with the cleats they put a stop to it. The whole protecting the catcher rule still pisses me off even thought it might have been Selina rule.

 

The blackout rule is the most retarded thing that seriously needs to be corrected.

 

If you can the channel that provides the local team in your market then I can get it.  If you cannot, then shouldnt be blacked out.

 

 

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he's a greedy pussy, he let New Era put their fucking logo on the official onfield hats. Bud Seleg was against this .

 

He's in favor to speed up the game with fucking clocks, well fuck that.

 

He wants to eliminate baseball logos that has nothing to do with racism, well fuck YOU!!!

 

I hope he's a gonner but the damage has been done

 

 

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The only thing that really annoys me is Manfred's push to speed up things in retarded ways.  But they dont really enforce anything at the big league level and you really dont notice it in the minors.

 

The IBB rule really affects the game none.  It was what?  .0001 % of the time it mattered?  I'm ok with that.

 

The slide rule?  I'm ok with that if the goal is player safety, you should be forced to slide into a base anyway.  

 

The mound visit rule hasnt really done anything to change the game, so its whatever.

 

 

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Wondering what everyone’s thoughts on Manfred are so far. There have been several things that he’s said and recommended that makes me shake my head but I recently saw his statement basically calling out Mike Trout for not promoting the game. 

 

To me it just seems the game is headed to another lockout. Tensions running high between league and Players and the league isn’t doing much to help their case.

 

Never thought I'd say this, but Selig was better.

 

Jesus, Manfred has caused shitshow after shitshow.

 

 

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The only thing that really annoys me is Manfred's push to speed up things in retarded ways.  But they dont really enforce anything at the big league level and you really dont notice it in the minors.

 

The IBB rule really affects the game none.  It was what?  .0001 % of the time it mattered?  I'm ok with that.

 

The slide rule?  I'm ok with that if the goal is player safety, you should be forced to slide into a base anyway.  

 

The mound visit rule hasnt really done anything to change the game, so its whatever.

 

I don't really understand the push for this either.  The moves they make speed the game up by what?  5 minutes AT MOST?  Yeah, THAT'S going to get people to watch.  "Hey, Joe!  That baseball game you wanted to watch is 3 hours now instead of 3 hours,  minutes!  I wouldn't watch before but NOW!!!"

 

I get that they're also working on the "pace" of the game - I don't have a problem with the IBB thing - though it almost happens too quickly sometimes, you look away for a second and the next guy is there and you're like what happened?  I'm ok with the between inning clock, and don't mind the mound visit thing, but the idea of a pitch clock is excessive.  Enforce rules already on the books.  Do we really need to watch Joe Schmoe player readjust his batting gloves after every pitch - whether he swings or not?

 

I don't think the catching rule happens if it wasn't Buster Posey that got hurt.  I remember that same season, I'm pretty sure we had a catcher (don't recall who) taken out in a similar situation, and nobody cared, but oh, Buster got hurt!  We need to change it!

 

 

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I don't think the catching rule happens if it wasn't Buster Posey that got hurt.  I remember that same season, I'm pretty sure we had a catcher (don't recall who) taken out in a similar situation, and nobody cared, but oh, Buster got hurt!  We need to change it!

 

I've been saying exactly this since the rule came into play. Brett Hayes, it was August 31st of the previous season, Nyjer Morgan plowed into him and separated his shoulder, everyone shrugged it off and said "it's just part of the game." But, Posey, a young star at the position, just crowned Rookie of the Year and a World Series winner, gets destroyed in something that was "part of the game" and oh no we have to change it.

 

Similar situation with the slide rule in the bases. If Utley slid into Tejada just a week earlier, in the regular season and not in the playoffs and on a national stage, nobody would have cared. But, everyone saw it, so, we gotta change it. It's almost the same thing as people who apologize for something only because they got caught.

 

 

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I've been saying exactly this since the rule came into play. Brett Hayes, it was August 31st of the previous season, Nyjer Morgan plowed into him and separated his shoulder, everyone shrugged it off and said "it's just part of the game." But, Posey, a young star at the position, just crowned Rookie of the Year and a World Series winner, gets destroyed in something that was "part of the game" and oh no we have to change it.

 

Similar situation with the slide rule in the bases. If Utley slid into Tejada just a week earlier, in the regular season and not in the playoffs and on a national stage, nobody would have cared. But, everyone saw it, so, we gotta change it. It's almost the same thing as people who apologize for something only because they got caught.

 

Yup, I think that's the exact scenario I was talking about.  It's pathetic, but that's how it works I guess.

 

 

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I've been saying exactly this since the rule came into play. Brett Hayes, it was August 31st of the previous season, Nyjer Morgan plowed into him and separated his shoulder, everyone shrugged it off and said "it's just part of the game." But, Posey, a young star at the position, just crowned Rookie of the Year and a World Series winner, gets destroyed in something that was "part of the game" and oh no we have to change it.

 

Similar situation with the slide rule in the bases. If Utley slid into Tejada just a week earlier, in the regular season and not in the playoffs and on a national stage, nobody would have cared. But, everyone saw it, so, we gotta change it. It's almost the same thing as people who apologize for something only because they got caught.

 

And it's probably irrelevant now but, in comparing the two situations they were entirely different and Hayes' incident was much more preposterous. Posey had possession of the baseball and so Cousins was obviously trying to knock the ball loose. In the Hayes situation, if I remember correctly, the ball was in the outfield and Nyjer Morgan crashed into Hayes for the sole purpose of hitting him. I definitely know for sure that Hayes didn't have the ball in his possession. If any rule to protect a catcher was to ever be put in place it should have been done to prevent what happened in the Hayes collision, not the Posey collision. 

 

 

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And it's probably irrelevant now but, in comparing the two situations they were entirely different and Hayes' incident was much more preposterous. Posey had possession of the baseball and so Cousins was obviously trying to knock the ball loose. In the Hayes situation, if I remember correctly, the ball was in the outfield and Nyjer Morgan crashed into Hayes for the sole purpose of hitting him. I definitely know for sure that Hayes didn't have the ball in his possession. If any rule to protect a catcher was to ever be put in place it should have been done to prevent what happened in the Hayes collision, not the Posey collision. 

 

No, Hayes had the ball at the last moment. Morgan was called out.

 

Posey was trying to catch and swipe around, dropped the ball just before collision.

 

 

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