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Joe Posnanski: What if baseball were 16 games long?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Dick Whitman, Nov 7, 2013.

  1. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Interesting blog piece:

  2. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    The world would be a far better place.
  3. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    I did think it was odd to end the piece with, "By the way, I love Joe Paterno."
  4. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Then you'd have a pitching staff of like five and a designated starter every week and teams would carry 20 position players.
  5. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    The Marlins might fill half their stadium once.
  6. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    Just drill the best player in knee, 15 day DL and he's done
  7. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    Games would each be 36 hours long, like cricket.
  8. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Test cricket is considerably longer than that. Five days, typically in the summertime when the days are long, and you go from first bowl until the light becomes too bad.
  9. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Sounds perfect for the Red Sox.
  10. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Yankees-Red Sox games would be 48 hours long.
  11. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    That was a lot more interesting than I thought it would be. If games were once a week, we'd basically only see teams' No. 1 or No. 2 starters.

    I know it's never going to happen, as Pos said, they won't even shave off a couple games, but I think baseball would be pretty good with a schedule similar to what they do in the NHL and NBA.
  12. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    Agreed. It would be fun if a small league started up and tried it this way.
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