October 27, 2018

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle:

A place to discuss the sports stories that aren't making news, share links that aren't quite front-page material, and diagram plays on your hand. Remember to count to five Mississippi before commenting in anger.

posted by huddle to general at 06:00 AM - 6 comments

They did the baseball, and then more baseball, and then more baseball, and then......more baseball....

posted by tommytrump at 11:18 AM on October 27

... and I stayed up to watch until the bitter end.

posted by Howard_T at 01:42 PM on October 27

... and I stayed up to watch until the bitter end.

You and me both.

Watched the Raptors/Mavericks, with look-ins on the baseball game, then settled in to check out the last few innings (bahahahahaha).

posted by tommytrump at 02:08 PM on October 27

I checked the score every five hours or so.

The more I think about it, the more mystified I am that, as the pace of the rest of the world and our daily lives continues to speed up past the fast twitch threshold, somehow this sport determinedly continues to slow to an ever more agonizing and unbearable crawl.

It took the Sox and Dodgers almost 4 hours (3:52) to go 8 1/2 innings in Game 1 .

Here's a regular season game box score randomly chosen from the mid 1970's when I was still devotedly interested in baseball:

https://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/CAL/CAL197506010.shtml

Game duration: 2 hours and 1 minute. Half the fucking amount of time.

I've skimmed through several recent articles noting the significant MLB attendance drop in 2018. I'm glad there's a documented awareness of the fact that the sport has a problem. I hope they sincerely want to do something about it. I can't help 'em much. I know why I'm not watching.

I've been sleeping better lately since I upgraded my old clock radio. I added a fifth "drift off" ambient sound button. Now I have "Ocean", "Forest", "Meadow", "Birds", and "Joe Buck".

posted by beaverboard at 02:36 PM on October 27

continues to slow to an ever more agonizing and unbearable crawl.

Last night's ordeal lasted for 7:20. In the 1939 World Series, a 4-game sweep for the Yankees, all 4 games combined required a total of only 7:05.

posted by Howard_T at 03:44 PM on October 27

Dave Roberts might have just managed himself out of a job.

Taking out your LH starting pitcher with one out in the 7th, after he'd pitched a gem so far (91 pitches, 1 hit, 3 walks, leaving with one man on base), to have him replaced by a *LH* reliever...that's just dumb. And, of course, it fell apart in the 7th, even more so in the 8th, and just cratered entirely in the 9th.

posted by grum@work at 12:16 AM on October 28

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