GatewayRedbirds.com

A Message Board Dedicated to Discussing St. Louis Cardinals Baseball!
It is currently March 19 19, 9:38 pm

All times are UTC - 6 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 57 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Author Message
PostPosted: December 11 18, 9:23 am 
Offline
Official GRB Sponsor of Larry Bigbie

Joined: April 17 06, 9:16 pm
Posts: 26872
Location: No. 16 on the Cards Top 15 Prospect List
Radbird wrote:
How is this enforced? Do the umps call a violation because the SS has one foot on the right side of second? And the batter gets a do-over? Could easily turn into another Brett bat or NFL QB sack fiasco.


Thinking through my proposal just above, there would have to be a "come set" moment when it would be called -- no penalty, just moving the player over. Repeated offenses in a game by a player would result in called balls on the pitcher or ejection of the defender in question. There does have to be space given for the defenders to move some before the ball is thrown because of the running game.

I actually think that limiting the defender to the SS or 2b side of the 2b bag would be sufficient. 2 infielder defenders on the left side of the diamond when pitcher comes set. 2 infielders on the right side. Movement can happen as soon as the pitcher begins his delivery.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: December 11 18, 9:33 am 
Offline
darjeeling sipping elite
User avatar

Joined: October 17 06, 11:19 am
Posts: 35913
Location: Huis Clos
White line running up the middle of the field. Real purty.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: December 11 18, 9:52 am 
Offline
Perennial All-Star
User avatar

Joined: April 17 06, 10:50 am
Posts: 4739
Location: Columbia, MO
The real question is "Why the hell are we bothering with this in the first place?"


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: December 11 18, 11:08 am 
Offline
Hall Of Famer
User avatar

Joined: October 12 06, 2:21 pm
Posts: 15992
Location: Baseball Ref Bullpen
redbirdjazzz wrote:
The real question is "Why the hell are we bothering with this in the first place?"

Exactly


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: December 11 18, 11:23 am 
Offline
Mayor of GRB
User avatar

Joined: April 17 06, 7:42 pm
Posts: 31821
Location: Louisville
Radbird wrote:
How is this enforced? Do the umps call a violation because the SS has one foot on the right side of second? And the batter gets a do-over? Could easily turn into another Brett bat or NFL QB sack fiasco.


Remote-controlled tasers will be placed in all player's athletic supporters. I'm imagining technology comparable to that used by grocery stores to lock up shopping-cart wheels when the carts venture too far from the premises.

Image

Alternatively, off-season aversion therapy would train players not to venture too far, and would have added savings because the players would police themselves.

Image

Perhaps ritualize punishment of shift violations, as in Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery," by scheduling a stoning some time after the seventh-inning stretch.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: December 15 18, 9:05 pm 
Offline
All Hail the New GDT Master
User avatar

Joined: April 26 11, 6:06 am
Posts: 16593
Location: Columbus, OH


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: December 16 18, 4:50 am 
Offline
Hall Of Famer
User avatar

Joined: October 12 06, 2:21 pm
Posts: 15992
Location: Baseball Ref Bullpen
CardsofSTL wrote:

For a cat, he's ok.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 57 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

All times are UTC - 6 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: bluesman1111, TimChopsula and 21 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group