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Strike Zone Revolution - Getting Bigger

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by qtlaw, Oct 24, 2014.

  1. qtlaw

    qtlaw Well-Known Member


    I for one am glad to see it getting called closer to the rule book; ridiculous that batters were practically whining unless it was thigh high.

    Must be in the minority but would rather see 1-0 than 9-8 anytime.
  2. BDC99

    BDC99 Well-Known Member

    Absolutely would love to see the strike zone called as written. I hate the ambiguity of it and how the umpires use it to their advantage.
  3. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    You are absolutely in the minority. Over the history of baseball, attendance has been very closely proportional to offensive scoring levels.
  4. BDC99

    BDC99 Well-Known Member

    And maybe that will finally help speed up the game. Don't know many people who enjoy 4-hour games.
  5. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    As opposed to defensive scoring?
  6. JC

    JC Well-Known Member

    I'm with QT on this one, and yes we are probably in the minority.
  7. Chef2

    Chef2 Well-Known Member

    Eric Gregg just read that, and said "Told you so, bitches."
  8. jr/shotglass

    jr/shotglass Well-Known Member

    That's one of the two things that's changed dramatically over time.

    The other is the checked swing. At one time, you pretty much had to pop your wrists for the swing to be called.
  9. Chef2

    Chef2 Well-Known Member

    The check swing is still a krap shoot. Yes, it's technically considered a swing if the barrel crosses the front of the plate, but is it really an attempt to swing?
  10. Tarheel316

    Tarheel316 Well-Known Member

    Totally agree. One of the things I've always hated is hearing an umpire making calls according to "his" strike zone.
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