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#521 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 20 October 2020 - 12:38 PM

World Series starts tonight.

neutral site. Texas. 12000 fans allowed in. In pods of 4.

Edited by Victoria Watcher, 20 October 2020 - 12:38 PM.


#522 grantpalin

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Posted 20 October 2020 - 04:53 PM

...in what looks like a giant barn from the outside, but is actually quite a nice-looking baseball park on the inside.



#523 Wayne

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Posted 21 October 2020 - 08:53 AM

I wonder how fans were allowed in but none during the regular season.



#524 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 23 October 2020 - 09:21 PM

turns out sports might need "bums in seats" in order to keep people captivated.

 

 

Two games into the 2020 World Series, and the score of the series is Los Angeles Dodgers 1, Tampa Bay Rays 1, MLB ratings 0.

 

Wednesday’s Game 2 of the World Series drew only 8.950M viewers, according to Awful Announcing, making it the least-watched World Series game of all time. It breaks a record set just 24 hours earlier, when Game 1 opened the Fall Classic with a ratings thud.

 

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MLB’s ratings could improve if the series stays competitive, but for now, it seems in danger of shattering the record for lowest average viewership of a World Series. Awful Announcing notes that the lowest average viewership on record is 12.636 million viewers for the 2012 World Series, which was a San Francisco Giants sweep of the Detroit Tigers.

 

 

https://sports.yahoo...-HDSEBOhJci8_so

 

 

 

tampa is a smaller TV market, but florida certainly isn't as a whole, and of course los angeles is huge.  that's not good.


Edited by Victoria Watcher, 23 October 2020 - 09:23 PM.


#525 grantpalin

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Posted 24 October 2020 - 09:04 PM

The Rays walked off the Dodgers tonight with an amusing climax.

 

https://www.mlb.com/...game-4-walk-off

 

Series is tied 2-2. Will be going at least six games.


Edited by grantpalin, 24 October 2020 - 09:06 PM.


#526 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 25 October 2020 - 03:17 AM

that ending was something. consider that winning run would not even have turned the corner if not for the bobble by the outfielder. then he commits a running error. then the catcher really muffs it because of confusion.

Edited by Victoria Watcher, 25 October 2020 - 03:19 AM.


#527 grantpalin

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Posted 25 October 2020 - 11:15 AM

I suspect that at the very least the tying run would have made it in anyway, then leading to a win or forcing extra innings.



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Posted 06 April 2021 - 04:04 PM

Rockies to host 2021 All-Star Game

https://www.mlb.com/...b-all-star-game

 

Second time for the Rockies to be host, 1998 being the first.
 

MLB chose the Rockies because they were already in the bidding process to host a future All-Star Game. The Rockies had supplied a detailed plan for hotel, event space and security that took months to assemble, and MLB staff had already made several site visits to Denver. In addition, Governor Jared Polis and Mayor Michael Hancock have both committed to provide the necessary facilities and services needed to support this year’s festivities.

 

 

 

With the thin air in Denver due to the higher altitude, would expect the all-star game and home run derby to be mashfests.

 

The Dodgers are scheduled to host the mid-season events next year.



#529 m3m

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Posted 06 April 2021 - 05:14 PM

That was quick. There will be some disappointed fans in Atlanta

#530 grantpalin

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Posted 30 April 2021 - 11:48 AM

MLB, Blue Jays fire Alomar after workplace complaint

https://www.tsn.ca/m...laint-1.1632151

 

Major League Baseball and the Toronto Blue Jays have fired Hall of Fame second baseman Roberto Alomar as a special advisor after a woman filed a workplace complaint against the former Blue Jays star player alleging sexual harassment, according to a person familiar with the matter.

 

 

Statement from the Blue Jays - https://twitter.com/...181496138280965

In short: cutting all ties, removing his banner, removing him from the level of excellence

 

Hall of Fame statement - https://twitter.com/...184480041611267

Alomar's plaque will remain in the HoF

 

Canadian baseball hall of fame - https://twitter.com/...201795864965123

Alomar will remain inducted, but will have no further association with the CBHoF

 

Alomar's statement - https://twitter.com/...181908027330561

I am disappointed, surprised and upset with today's news.

 

With the current social climate, I understand why MLB have taken the position they have.

 

My hope is that this allegation can be heard in a venue that will allow me to address the allegation directly.

 

I will continue to spend my time helping kids pursue their baseball dreams.

 

I will not be making any further comment at this time.

 


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#531 grantpalin

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Posted 01 August 2021 - 02:34 PM

The Blue Jays had their first home series IN TORONTO for the first time in a season and a half. They marked the occasion with a sweep of the KC Royals this weekend.


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#532 Wayne

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Posted 02 August 2021 - 07:23 AM

Hopefully with the recent trades and actually playing home games will help in the playoff run.



#533 grantpalin

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Posted 02 August 2021 - 09:45 AM

The pitching reinforcements are a boon. Plus being able to play at home again (for real) must be invigorating with the energy of the home fans.



#534 grantpalin

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Posted 09 September 2021 - 09:07 PM

Blue Jays just swept the Yankees in four games at Yankee Stadium. This was the second time they did that, the first was in May 2003.

 

At the same time, it's the first time the Yankees have never had the lead in a four-game home series since 1924. (https://twitter.com/...158272810143745)

 

Blue Jays are riding an 8-win streak (last done in 2015) to be half a game behind the Yankees for the second wild card spot.


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#535 Wayne

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Posted 10 September 2021 - 05:20 AM

Great series win.  The starting pitching is shaping up to be some of the best in the league.

 

 

Some upcoming games against Tampa Bay will be tough.



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Posted 16 September 2021 - 08:59 PM

It was leaked earlier this week, but today MLB made it official: Seattle will be host of the All-Star week in July 2023. That will be huge for Seattle. The Mariners were hosts previously in 2001 and 1979.

 

https://www.mlb.com/...s/all-star-game



#537 Danma

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Posted 17 September 2021 - 08:51 AM

Great series win.  The starting pitching is shaping up to be some of the best in the league.

 

 

Some upcoming games against Tampa Bay will be tough.

Jays won 2/3 of that series, which is as good as you can expect against the Rays... The Jays have a good shot at the wildcard spot now! Go Jays!



 



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