From: OceanView on 23 Oct 2009 09:56
NK wrote in news:64p2e510fqc2qavtqv312pv7l0fvc34ern(a)4ax.com:
> On Thu, 22 Oct 2009 21:32:42 -0500, OceanView <F(a)chance.org> wrote:
>>The sliding into first thing doesn't make sense anyway. You have to
>>actually slow down to go from running to sliding.
> That's true when you slide feet first, but it's not true when you
> slide head first.
I still have doubt. It's a change in body mechanics and that has to cost
Golf is a good walk spoiled.- Mark Twain
From: Brad Filippone on 23 Oct 2009 10:15
On Oct 22, 4:43 pm, RulesChan...(a)RSN.com wrote:
> I would like to propose the following rules
> changes for next season:
> 1. Set an absolute spending cap and shut down
> teams that violate it. (We can call this
> the Yankees rule.)
> 2. Start using instant replay.
> 3. Remove the designated hitter in all games.
> 4. Require that all players come up to bat. Yes
> this includes all the pichers.
> 5. Set a time limnit for at bats. Three swings
> and you're out. If all three swings result in
> a foul ball, then tough potatoes, you're still out.
> 6. If you're a picher and throw the ball, it must
> be in the strike zone. If the ball goes
> outside of the strike zone the batter walks.
> 7. The game should go on every day, rain or shine,
> warm or cold, except for lightning. If football can
> do it, why not baseball?
> 8. Teams should be limited to one reliever per month.
> Other times the picher should go the full nine innings.
> If the picher runs into trouble in the third inning
> the manager should be required to keep him in. Heck,
> the defense will have to step up and actually do some work.
> 9. Pichers who hit a player should be penalized with
> an error and the hit player should automatically get
> a home run. Two hit players and the picher would be
> out for the season.
> 10. There should be mandatory drug testing every game.
> Test positive for a banned substaance? You should be
> arrested at the game and paraded out on your prep walk
> in front of the fans.
> 11. I'd institute a 12 second clock. Once a play
> ends, the picher has 12 seconds to throw the next
> ball. The batter also has 12 seconds. That means
> no stalling to delay the game.
> 12. Umpires should start enforcing a "delay of game"
> penalty. It's a game, just do it. None of this
> taking an eternity to get ready for the next
> There should be no reason why a nine inning game
> should take all the time it takes now.
This post can be taken about as seriously as I take your spelling of
From: NK on 23 Oct 2009 10:22
On Fri, 23 Oct 2009 08:56:59 -0500, OceanView <F(a)chance.org> wrote:
>NK wrote in news:64p2e510fqc2qavtqv312pv7l0fvc34ern(a)4ax.com:
>> On Thu, 22 Oct 2009 21:32:42 -0500, OceanView <F(a)chance.org> wrote:
>>>The sliding into first thing doesn't make sense anyway. You have to
>>>actually slow down to go from running to sliding.
>> That's true when you slide feet first, but it's not true when you
>> slide head first.
>I still have doubt. It's a change in body mechanics and that has to cost
When you move a leg from behind you to in front of you, it slows you
down. That counteracts the push you get from the leg that's on the
ground, but you obviously have to move a leg forward to keep running.
But you don't have to move a leg forward when you dive into the bag.
From: Dano on 23 Oct 2009 10:39
Giovanni Wassen wrote:
> OceanView wrote:
>>>> The sliding into first thing doesn't make sense anyway. You have
>>>> to actually slow down to go from running to sliding.
>>> On first yes, not on second. Didn't you see Mythbusters on this
>>> subject? <g>
>> No, I meant first, where can go full tilt and overrun. Obviously, on
>> other bases, you do have to slow down.
>> I like Mythbusters, but don't see it that often.
> They had an episode where they tested what was faster, it turned out
> head first was the best way (IIRC).
> But yes, on first just go full sprint.
At any rate...you shouldn't make that rule for the simple reason their are
circumstances when a slide is called for. When the throw pulls the fielder
off the bag and one needs to avoid a tag.
From: RulesChanges on 23 Oct 2009 13:44
>> A couple of his proposed changes weren't too bad, but they got worse
>> and worse.
Here is a news flash for you: people keep calling baseball "the
It ain't. Football is the national pasttime.