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    That's really tragic. Men's suicide rate has climbed recently.. In the 80's , the rate of men and women was approximately equal.. Now, the male rate is 4 times higher than women.
    Of course, it's bad when a woman commits suicide too.. I am just saying, this is a crisis in the male community that has largely been ignored.
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    Re: 2022 MLB Offseason Thread

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    Classic Wiffle Ball commercial starring legendary New York Yankees ace pitcher Whitey Ford

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    I was this many years old when I learned how to make a whiffle ball do what I want it to.

    Where was this commercial when I was nine?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bourgeois Zee View Post
    I was this many years old when I learned how to make a whiffle ball do what I want it to.

    Where was this commercial when I was nine?
    Into the wind, holes forward (or up, though I found forward worked better) with a side-arm whip is unhittable. It moves slow and takes radical upward jumps. It's like the Bugs Bunny slowball.
    Now begins the winter of our discombobulation.

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    Re: 2022 MLB Offseason Thread

    The Automated Ball-Strike system (ABS), the tech powering what's colloquially known as robo-umps, is inching ever closer to the big leagues.
    The independent Atlantic League — which has partnered with MLB since 2019 last week announced it was doing away with robo-umps after testing them for the past season-and-a-half.

    That wasn't because the experiment failed; on the contrary, the league explained that its own assessment of ABS was complete and that an MLB affiliate league would continue testing it.

    Simple sleuthing all but confirms that ABS is coming to Triple-A in 2022. The ump still makes calls like check swings, interference and plays at the plate. ABS simply eliminates guesswork from the strike zone.
    story here:
    https://news.yahoo.com/robot-umpires...133850631.html

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    Re: 2022 MLB Offseason Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Madden View Post
    The Automated Ball-Strike system (ABS), the tech powering what's colloquially known as robo-umps, is inching ever closer to the big leagues.
    story here:
    https://news.yahoo.com/robot-umpires...133850631.html
    The time is drawing close to use this. I hope it works out because how the umpire calls a strike zone affects the game more than just about anything else on a day to day basis.
    Reds Fan Since 1971

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    Re: 2022 MLB Offseason Thread

    The independent Atlantic League — which has partnered with MLB since 2019 last week announced it was doing away with robo-umps after testing them for the past season-and-a-half.

    That wasn't because the experiment failed; on the contrary, the league explained that its own assessment of ABS was complete and that an MLB affiliate league would continue testing it.

    Simple sleuthing all but confirms that ABS is coming to Triple-A in 2022. The ump still makes calls like check swings, interference and plays at the plate. ABS simply eliminates guesswork from the strike zone.


    Major League Baseball is expanding its automated strike zone experiment to Triple-A, the highest level of the minor leagues.
    Major League Baseball is expanding its automated strike zone experiment to Triple-A, the highest level of the minor leagues.

    MLB’s website posted a hiring notice seeking seasonal employees to operate the Automated Ball and Strike system. MLB said it is recruiting employees to operate the system for the Albuquerque Isotopes, Charlotte Knights, El Paso Chihuahuas, Las Vegas Aviators, Oklahoma City Dodgers, Reno Aces, Round Rock Express, Sacramento River Cats, Salt Lake Bees, Sugar Land Skeeters and Tacoma Rainiers.
    https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/mlb...?ocid=BingNews
    Last edited by Ron Madden; 01-20-2022 at 07:13 PM.

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    Re: 2022 MLB Offseason Thread

    Not a fan of the automated strike zone. But it will be a hoot watching players arguing balls and strikes with a radar machine!
    “I think I throw the ball as hard as anyone. The ball just doesn't get there as fast.” — Eddie Bane

    “We know we're better than this ... but we can't prove it.” — Tony Gwynn

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    Re: 2022 MLB Offseason Thread

    Keury Mella and Logan Ondrusek sign with the Uni-President Lions of the Chinese Professional Baseball League.

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    Re: 2022 MLB Offseason Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeS21 View Post
    Not a fan of the automated strike zone. But it will be a hoot watching players arguing balls and strikes with a radar machine!
    I'm low-key excited to see Votto demand that the robo ump be recalibrated.

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    Re: 2022 MLB Offseason Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeS21 View Post
    Not a fan of the automated strike zone. But it will be a hoot watching players arguing balls and strikes with a radar machine!
    Can you get tossed for doing that?

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    Re: 2022 MLB Offseason Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeS21 View Post
    Not a fan of the automated strike zone. But it will be a hoot watching players arguing balls and strikes with a radar machine!
    Your mother is a tube radio.

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    Re: 2022 MLB Offseason Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Madden View Post
    Simple sleuthing all but confirms that ABS is coming to Triple-A in 2022. The ump still makes calls like check swings, interference and plays at the plate. ABS simply eliminates guesswork from the strike zone.
    I wonder if the umpires will still have to stand behind the catcher with all the gear a plate ump usually wears. They could stand off to the side on the 1st base side for a RH hitter and on the 3rd base side for a LH hitter.
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    Re: 2022 MLB Offseason Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Alf_Red_E View Post
    Your mother is a tube radio.
    Yeah, but some of those were good-looking machines!

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