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    Random Thoughts

    Luis Castillo has a great change-up, but he must have a pretty good fastball, or else all he’d have is a slow ball.

    Joey Votto is going to have to accept that the umpires aren’t as good as he is, or become an umpire.

    Ideal owners should love baseball more than they love their grandchildren.

    We’re going to be really embarrassed when Joey Votto has an MVP-like half-season.

    It would be cool if one of the leagues had to play by vintage rules.

    Based on the Reds’ run differential, how many 14-0 games will they end up with this season?

    Just consider Votto’s contract a really good retirement plan, though not as good as Bobby Bonilla’s.

    So is Craig Kimbrel just hanging around local ball fields hoping to be chosen in pick-up games?

    These bat-flipping, slow-trotting players these days should play the game the right way, all modest and laconic, like Ricky Henderson.

    It looks like we’re going to find out how serious Joey Votto was about how much he’d like to drive a bus.

    The mental aspects of baseball lack good metrics, with a few exceptions — most notably, the work done by Yogi Berra.

    If you were the manager, what would you, the fan, complain about you?

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    Re: Random Thoughts

    It would be cool if one of the leagues had to play by vintage rules.
    Which vintage rules exactly? The rules that had no outfield fences? The one that let players spike opposing defenders with sharpened spikes? The bean ball? The one with no divisions, just the league?
    There's a lot of old, arcane rules no longer in use.. How about going back to before 1901 when the infield fly rule only applied when there was already one out..? Or to 1884 when there was no infield fly rule? in 1880
    Base on balls was reduced to 8 "called balls." I bet pitchers loved that..
    Last edited by mamell; 05-16-2019 at 12:55 PM.

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    Re: Random Thoughts

    Quote Originally Posted by mamell View Post
    Which vintage rules exactly? The rules that had no outfield fences? The one that let players spike opposing defenders with sharpened spikes? The bean ball? The one with no divisions, just the league?
    There's a lot of old, arcane rules no longer in use.. How about going back to before 1901 when the infield fly rule only applied when there was already one out..? Or to 1884 when there was no infield fly rule? in 1880
    Base on balls was reduced to 8 "called balls." I bet pitchers loved that..
    1867 rules. The pitcher must pitch flat-footed, without stepping, and the batter gets to call for a “high pitch” or “low pitch.”
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