Turn Off Ads?
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 20

Thread: Why are there off days in spring training?

  1. #1
    Posting in Dynarama M2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2000
    Location
    Boston
    Posts
    27,944

    Why are there off days in spring training?

    It's not like there's a shortage of bodies on hand to play the games. In fact I bet there's a bunch of players chomping at the bit to get more playing time.

    And it's not like you've got to travel across the country to get to your game. Plus, the whole point fo spring training is to get out there and practice.
    Baseball isn't a magic trick ... it doesn't get spoiled if you figure out how it works. - gonelong

    I'm witchcrafting everybody.

  2. Turn Off Ads?
  3. #2
    breath westofyou's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    Location
    PDX
    Posts
    41,628

    Re: Why are there off days in spring training?

    Got to play golf once before you leave.

    Next day off is the day after opening day... why take a day off then?

  4. #3
    Tired of talk. Win! Joseph's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    The Commonwealth
    Posts
    8,319

    Re: Why are there off days in spring training?

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post

    Next day off is the day after opening day... why take a day off then?
    I agree with that, a day off that early in the season is almost a waste, especially since it just interrupts a series, play 3, then a day off between if you have to have a day off this early.

    Championships for MY teams in my lifetime:
    Cincinnati Reds - 75, 76, 90
    Chicago Blackhawks - 10, 13
    University of Kentucky - 78, 96, 98, 12
    Cincinnati Bengals - None
    Chicago Bulls - 91, 92, 93, 96, 97, 98

  5. #4
    breath westofyou's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    Location
    PDX
    Posts
    41,628

    Re: Why are there off days in spring training?

    Quote Originally Posted by Joseph View Post
    I agree with that, a day off that early in the season is almost a waste, especially since it just interrupts a series, play 3, then a day off between if you have to have a day off this early.
    Traditionally the day after OD the Reds would train it up to the city that they opened against (Usually Cubs or Pirates) and then have that teams OD on Wednesday.

  6. #5
    Man Pills
    Join Date
    Dec 2000
    Location
    Philadelphia
    Posts
    24,706

    Re: Why are there off days in spring training?

    Hangovers.

  7. #6
    Vavasor TRF's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2000
    Location
    Amarillo, TX
    Posts
    13,087

    Re: Why are there off days in spring training?

    Somebody has to clean the elephant poop from the parade.
    Suck it up cupcake.

  8. #7
    Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Posts
    7,624

    Re: Why are there off days in spring training?

    Quote Originally Posted by TRF View Post
    Somebody has to clean the elephant poop from the parade.
    "Strickland Propane... Taste the meat, not the heat." - Hank Hill

  9. #8
    You know his story Redsland's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2000
    Location
    Norfolk, VA
    Posts
    7,714

    Re: Why are there off days in spring training?

    Quote Originally Posted by Joseph View Post
    I agree with that, a day off that early in the season is almost a waste, especially since it just interrupts a series, play 3, then a day off between if you have to have a day off this early.
    It's made for a good make-up day in recent years, when OD was either rained out or ended in a tie.
    Makes all the routine posts.

  10. #9
    Where's my chair? REDREAD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2000
    Posts
    20,748

    Re: Why are there off days in spring training?

    I don't begrudge the guys a couple days off in spring training. By now, most of the roster decisions have already been made (whether they've been announced or not). If there's someone that really wants to get extra work in, I'm sure they could still come to the park.

    There's guys that show up ready for spring training (in shape, etc), and guys that don't. An extra couple days of practice for those who aren't prepared isn't going to make that much of a difference, IMO.
    Thank you Walt and Bob for going for it in 2010-2014!

    Nov. 13, 2007: One of the greatest days in Reds history: John Allen gets the boot!

  11. #10
    Posting in Dynarama M2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2000
    Location
    Boston
    Posts
    27,944

    Re: Why are there off days in spring training?

    Quote Originally Posted by REDREAD View Post
    I don't begrudge the guys a couple days off in spring training. By now, most of the roster decisions have already been made (whether they've been announced or not). If there's someone that really wants to get extra work in, I'm sure they could still come to the park.

    There's guys that show up ready for spring training (in shape, etc), and guys that don't. An extra couple days of practice for those who aren't prepared isn't going to make that much of a difference, IMO.
    Yeah, but I need my daily baseball fix.
    Baseball isn't a magic trick ... it doesn't get spoiled if you figure out how it works. - gonelong

    I'm witchcrafting everybody.

  12. #11
    Member VR's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2000
    Location
    Vancouver, Wa
    Posts
    8,407

    Re: Why are there off days in spring training?

    Quote Originally Posted by M2 View Post
    Plus, the whole point fo spring training is to get out there and practice.
    M2, that's kinda funny...I like your 'tude.

    I was thinking the same selfish thoughts today, perhaps it's to give the managers, coaches and staff a break.

    Things could be worse. I just realized I will be driving I-5 to Disneyland w/ my family for the season opener.....and in Disneyland for the subsequent days. Not funny fo shore.
    Baseball is like church. Many attend, few understand

  13. #12
    breath westofyou's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    Location
    PDX
    Posts
    41,628

    Re: Why are there off days in spring training?

    Quote Originally Posted by VR View Post
    M2, that's kinda funny...I like your 'tude.

    I was thinking the same selfish thoughts today, perhaps it's to give the managers, coaches and staff a break.

    Things could be worse. I just realized I will be driving I-5 to Disneyland w/ my family for the season opener.....and in Disneyland for the subsequent days. Not funny fo shore.
    I love Disneyland, we always went there when I was kid, and later on too. Oddly enough I didn't get to Disney World until they were a client and they comped us.

  14. #13
    Box of Frogs edabbs44's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    NJ
    Posts
    16,288

    Re: Why are there off days in spring training?

    Quote Originally Posted by Falls City Beer View Post
    Hangovers.

  15. #14
    Titanic Struggles Caveat Emperor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    The 513
    Posts
    12,560

    Re: Why are there off days in spring training?

    Quote Originally Posted by M2 View Post
    Yeah, but I need my daily baseball fix.
    FSN should let George Grande and Chris Welsh televise batting practice on off days.

    "Here comes Adam Dunn to take some live BP off Paul Wilson...
    *CRACK*
    ...and it's gonna beeeeeeeeeee gone!
    *CRACK*
    ...and it's gonna beeeeeeeeeee gone!
    *CRACK*
    ...and it's gonna beeeeeeeeeee gone!"
    Championships Matter.
    23 Years and Counting...

  16. #15
    Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2001
    Location
    Findlay OH
    Posts
    1,370

    Re: Why are there off days in spring training?

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    Traditionally the day after OD the Reds would train it up to the city that they opened against (Usually Cubs or Pirates) and then have that teams OD on Wednesday.
    The 2nd day off now is for $$$$$$

    They don't want to give blank rain checks to all the opening day crowd they want to make them come back the next day or forfit the ticket, which over half would do.

    I believe the last time there wasn't a off day the day after opening day was when the ump died.


Turn Off Ads?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Board Moderators may, at their discretion and judgment, delete and/or edit any messages that violate any of the following guidelines: 1. Explicit references to alleged illegal or unlawful acts. 2. Graphic sexual descriptions. 3. Racial or ethnic slurs. 4. Use of edgy language (including masked profanity). 5. Direct personal attacks, flames, fights, trolling, baiting, name-calling, general nuisance, excessive player criticism or anything along those lines. 6. Posting spam. 7. Each person may have only one user account. It is fine to be critical here - that's what this board is for. But let's not beat a subject or a player to death, please.

Thank you, and most importantly, enjoy yourselves!


RedsZone.com is a privately owned website and is not affiliated with the Cincinnati Reds or Major League Baseball


Contact us: Boss | GIK | BCubb2003 | dabvu2498 | Gallen5862 | LexRedsFan | Plus Plus | RedlegJake | redsfan1995 | The Operator | Tommyjohn25