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 on: July 15, 2014, 08:10:18 pm 
Started by hgjhgj - Last post by hgjhgj
Baseball has a problem: Clayton Kershaw, Aroldis Chapman, Felix Hernandez and all the other kings of the hill that were on display at Tuesday’s Major League Baseball All-Star Game are just too good.

Ruling with an assortment of big-bending curveballs, sharp sliders and 100 mph heat, a new generation of pitchers has thrown major league hitters into a huge slump.

The spike in strikeouts, the dip in home runs and worries that the game is becoming boring for Chelsea authentic jersey 2015 fans reminds some people of 1968, when Bob Gibson, Denny McLain and their fellow aces dominated.

Back then, the sport came up with a radical solution: The pitcher’s mound was lowered from 15 inches to 10 and the strike zone was reduced.

Combined with the addition of four expansion teams, the result was an 11-point increase in the big league batting average in 1969 and a 19 percent rise in runs.

Should baseball drop the mound again?

“I don’t know, man, maybe if they keep going like this,” Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton said Monday at the All-Star festivities.

“Move the mound back 5 feet,” he added with a chuckle.

There’s some thought that reducing the mound would combat the outbreak of blown-out elbows, which has seen stars such as Stephen Strasburg, Matt Harvey and Jose Fernandez needing reconstructive surgery, and could also claim Masahiro Tanaka.

With low-run games again in vogue and defensive shifts taking away hits, there’s been more emphasis on small ball. That’s prompted questions about whether this is a cyclical change, or if this style is here to stay.

From his vantage point in the Mets broadcast booth, former NL MVP Keith Hernandez has an unusual analysis and an equally drastic solution.

“They should get rid of four teams,” he said. “Too many players. There’s too much dilution of talent. The pitching’s not better. It’s the same.

“I think that the residuals of steroids and aluminum bats has affected how they taught kids how to hit, and now we’re seeing normal bodies and balls that used to get out of the ballpark are caught now,” he said.

It wasn’t too long ago that batters had the edge. The boom years peaked in 2000 with an average of 1.17 home runs per team per game. The runs average of 5.14 was MLB’s highest since 1936.

But offense has steadily shrunk — as have the players — as baseball implemented testing for performance-enhancing drugs and then repeatedly strengthened those rules.

And with complete games virtually a relic, hard-throwing relievers dominate the late innings. Radar guns routinely register mph readings around triple digits.

“Everybody’s throwing 109, so you don’t get to see the starters for your fourth turn,” said Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez, exaggerating only slightly. “There’s a lot of guys in the bullpen that are special guys.”

All that gas has contributed to more than two dozen pitchers needing Tommy John surgery this year.

Dr. David Altchek, the Mets’ top physician, said a lower mound “should decrease the force as the body gets less far ahead of the arm.”

“As the body falls down the mound, the arm momentarily lags and forces at the elbow cumulate,” he said.

But Glenn Fleisig of the American Sports Medicine Institute counters that recent studies disagree whether lowering or eliminating the mound would slightly cut or slightly increase the stress on an adolescent pitcher’s arm.

“Reducing the amount of competitive pitching is the most strongly proven action for reducing the risk of pitching injuries,” he said.

This much is certain: The major league batting average is down to .252 this year, according to STATS. It hasn’t been that low since 1972, the year Bayern Munich jersey 2015 before the American League adopted the designated hitter.

 on: July 15, 2014, 08:09:53 pm 
Started by hgjhgj - Last post by hgjhgj
David Price would prefer to remain with the Tampa Bay Rays.

The all-star left-hander knows that is unlikely to occur.

With the Rays tied for last place at the All-Star Game break, the team’s most marketable player said Monday in Minneapolis that expects to be wearing a new uniform at some point in the near future.

“Coming up in our organization, I’ve seen it happen before with guys like (James) Shields and (Matt) Garza and Delmon (Young) and (Jason) Bartlett,” Price said. “We’ve had quite a few guys at this point in the season go through the trade rumors.

“Since 2012, (the organization and I) both understood that for Tampa to continue the kind of success we’ve had over the past five or six years, this is the way they operate.“

Price was the first overall pick in the 2007 draft, and he is set to make his fourth All-Star Game appearance Tuesday at Target Argentina Authentic jersey Field. This year, he is 9-7 with a 3.23 ERA in 20 starts. Price won the 2012 American League Cy Young Award when he finished 20-5 with a 2.56 ERA.

The 28-year-old Vanderbilt product is under team control through the 2015 season before Germany Autentic jersey he would be eligible for free agency for the first time. He avoided arbitration this year by agreeing to a one-year, $14 million deal.

“I’d love to stay (with Tampa Bay) and continue to be competitive, but I don’t know if that’s even a possibility,“ he said. “They signed (third baseman Evan) Longoria, so it’s not unheard of, but I don’t know if they can do two people that way.“

Looking ahead to potential destinations, Price said, “I could be anywhere, actually. The Rays said they don’t have a problem trading me in the division. That opens Arsenal jersey 2015 the doors for a couple of other teams. I don’t think I’d have a problem fitting in anywhere. I know a lot of guys in the big leagues now. I at least know somebody from every team. That always helps.

“The Rays have traded quite a few guys away or let a few guys go who are in the big leagues now. I guess I’d just have to learn how to handle everything.”

 on: July 15, 2014, 06:57:43 am 
Started by WakeOfAshes - Last post by Mantooth
Don't let me hear you say life's taking you nowhere, angel.  Smiley

 on: July 15, 2014, 05:22:23 am 
Started by WakeOfAshes - Last post by Gnomez
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 on: July 15, 2014, 01:17:53 am 
Started by fifacoins123 - Last post by fifacoins123
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 on: July 14, 2014, 05:32:28 pm 
Started by WakeOfAshes - Last post by WakeOfAshes
And just went to another message board. Currently at metalsetlist sometimes, and other non-music related boards. Anyone else have any better sites they use?

 on: July 14, 2014, 05:27:34 pm 
Started by Live????DD - Last post by WakeOfAshes
I find the harassment to be completely introllerable.

Ill white knight for you... who's harassing?

 on: July 14, 2014, 05:25:46 pm 
Started by WakeOfAshes - Last post by WakeOfAshes
im on heroin. no trollz

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 on: July 14, 2014, 01:21:39 am 
Started by fifacoins123 - Last post by fifacoins123

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 on: July 12, 2014, 03:54:47 pm 
Started by Mantooth - Last post by rajabab3
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