• When does your MLB baseball team return to from the All-star break?

    Which will be either will be Thursday or Friday, if the team is lucky to get an extra day off. But please state the name of your team, and either Thursday or Friday of your team's first game after all the allstar game.
    Which will be either will be Thursday or Friday, if the team is lucky to get an extra day off. But please state the name of your team, and either Thursday or Friday of your team's first game after all the allstar game.
    8 answers · 2 days ago
  • Would this be considered fan interference?

    An outfielder on the visiting team locks on to an incoming fly ball, at the warning track, when a fan in the front row behind him yells, “I GOT IT!” causing the outfielder to back away from the ball!! Also, has “Hey batta batta SWING!!” ever caused batters to strike out?
    An outfielder on the visiting team locks on to an incoming fly ball, at the warning track, when a fan in the front row behind him yells, “I GOT IT!” causing the outfielder to back away from the ball!! Also, has “Hey batta batta SWING!!” ever caused batters to strike out?
    8 answers · 3 days ago
  • Why don't baseball fans dress up anymore and wear suits and dresses at games like in olden times?

    I think we should bring that fashion style back to the ballpark.
    I think we should bring that fashion style back to the ballpark.
    15 answers · 5 days ago
  • Will the World Baseball Classic be played in the Dominican Republic someday?

    I'm Dominican and would love for them to play there. I understand that one of the requirements is that the stadiums must meet MLB standards. I heard that they are making upgrades to Estadio Quisqueya which is where the Licey Tigers and the Leones play.
    I'm Dominican and would love for them to play there. I understand that one of the requirements is that the stadiums must meet MLB standards. I heard that they are making upgrades to Estadio Quisqueya which is where the Licey Tigers and the Leones play.
    5 answers · 2 days ago
  • Would it be lame for me to play community college baseball?

    I'm 20. I played baseball from the age of 5 to the age of 17 and I was really good at it. Baseball got me a scholarship to a really good college, but a month before I was supposed to go to college, I got in a bad car accident that really messed me up psychically. I had to take a gap year from school while I... show more
    I'm 20. I played baseball from the age of 5 to the age of 17 and I was really good at it. Baseball got me a scholarship to a really good college, but a month before I was supposed to go to college, I got in a bad car accident that really messed me up psychically. I had to take a gap year from school while I recovered and I lost my scholarship. I'm like 98 percent okay now (I never had any brain damage or anything, it's just my body that got messed up) and I go to junior college instead of a university now. I could be at a university if I wanted to, but life changed so I decided on junior college close to home instead. This coming year will be my third year there. The junior college I go to has a pretty good baseball team and the coach knows who I am because I made a name for myself in high school so he's always trying to get me to join the team. I want to do it because I love baseball and I miss it, I know I'd still be the best on the team even after my accident, but would it be lame? I feel like people would feel sorry for me and be like, "oh yeah...we all thought that kid was gonna be a huge baseball star and now he's just playing community college baseball....how pathetic" you know? Should I just not play to save myself from embarrassment or should I go for it?
    8 answers · 5 days ago
  • Is it a matter of time Before Major Leauge Baseball will be shut down?

    Almost half the teams have losing records. There is no competitive balance. The Red Sox and Yankees seem to have it won every ******* year!
    Almost half the teams have losing records. There is no competitive balance. The Red Sox and Yankees seem to have it won every ******* year!
    12 answers · 7 days ago
  • What rules in baseball would you like changed?

    Best answer: Home field advantage for the WS is determined by which team has the better record, so I'm fine with that. That change went into effect last year and is much better than having the winner of the All Star Game determine home field advantage for the Series. Given the current state of the game -- with strikeouts... show more
    Best answer: Home field advantage for the WS is determined by which team has the better record, so I'm fine with that. That change went into effect last year and is much better than having the winner of the All Star Game determine home field advantage for the Series.

    Given the current state of the game -- with strikeouts exceeding hits -- I think we need to get rid of the DH. The DH was a great idea that has become outdated. These days hitters swing for the fences so there's a real need for hitters with skills rather than apes who swing from their heels. Let's make hitting an art form again.

    Interleague play has to go. One of the great things about the ASG was that, other than spring training or the WS, it was the only time you'd see AL players go head-to-head against NL players. Interleague play ruined that. The leagues should remain separate entities who only meet in meaningless exhibition games or the World Series.

    Speaking of meaningless, how about them umpires? The home plate ump is a joke because each one has their own strike zone. What's the point of defining the strike zone in the rules when the guys tasked with enforcing those rules make it up as they go? It's time for an automated strike zone because it's obvious that MLB has no intention of hiring competent umpires.

    I'd also put a hard salary cap in place; set it at $170,000,000 and increase it 2.5% every 5 years. There are just 10 teams with payrolls higher than $170M but just 4 of them are legitimate contenders. That tells me that there are a lot of players out there who don't justify the money they're being paid. Higher salaries mean higher ticket prices which means fans can't afford to attend games without taking out a loan. A hard cap will also prevent teams from offering ridiculous contracts to players for what they accomplished in the past, usually with other teams. No major league player is worth $30M a year. Hell, they're not even worth $10M a year. It's time to get salaries under control.
    On that note, on of the way players justify these ridiculous contracts is by saying that they were underpaid as young players. Just between you and me, I don't see how anyone making $507,000 for 8 months work can whine about being underpaid but let's stop the whining. Set the MLB minimum salary at $1,000,000 and force all teams to pay players in the minors a minimum of $50,000 a year. That way players receive more than fair compensation for their work and that takes away the argument that they deserve $30M a year because they weren't paid when they first turned pro. MLB owners can afford it and, if they can't let them (Derek Jeter) sell their teams.

    Since some owners (Derek Jeter) seem determined to jettison players to increase their profits,let's put a rule in place that says a team must keep a player for the entire contract on any contract over 4 years in length. If an owner wants to give a player a 7-year contract then he's stuck with that player, for better or worse, for 7 years. No dumping him off to your former team because you want to put a little more money in your pocket.
    7 answers · 6 days ago
  • Who in your opinion deserves to be in the Baseball Hall of Fame? Who in your opinion is in but doesn't deserve to be in?

    Best answer: Deserves to be there:

    Edgar Martinez
    Fred McGriff
    Curt Schilling
    Mike Mussina (as an Oriole)

    Does not belong there:

    Ozzie Smith
    Goose Gossage
    Kirby Puckett
    Best answer: Deserves to be there:

    Edgar Martinez
    Fred McGriff
    Curt Schilling
    Mike Mussina (as an Oriole)

    Does not belong there:

    Ozzie Smith
    Goose Gossage
    Kirby Puckett
    7 answers · 1 week ago
  • MLB Lifetime Bans?

    Best answer: Joe Jackson's PERMANENT ban hasn't expired even though he died years ago. Pete Rose is still breathing, but his PERMANENT ban won't expire when he dies either. According to the commissioner, "Under the terms of our collectively bargained Joint Drug Program, a permanently suspended player like Mr.... show more
    Best answer: Joe Jackson's PERMANENT ban hasn't expired even though he died years ago. Pete Rose is still breathing, but his PERMANENT ban won't expire when he dies either.

    According to the commissioner, "Under the terms of our collectively bargained Joint Drug Program, a permanently suspended player like Mr. Mejia has the right to apply to me for discretionary reinstatement after serving a minimum of two years. Upon receiving Mr. Mejia's application for reinstatement last year, I invited him to New York to meet with me. During our meeting, Mr. Mejia expressed regret for poor choices he made in the past and assured me that, if reinstated, he would adhere to the terms of the Program going forward. In light of Mr. Mejia's contrition, his commitment to comply with the Program in the future, and the fact that he will have already spent almost four consecutive years suspended without pay, I have decided to grant Mr. Mejia a final chance to resume his professional career."

    So it appears his permanent ban wasn't so permanent after all.
    6 answers · 1 week ago
  • For those of you who think the All Star Game...?

    isn't BS, I've got two words for you: Bryce Harper. This overrated POS is hitting .218 and has more strikeouts than hits but because he's hit 21 homers the morons who make up the Nationals fan base got together and voted him into the starting lineup. Let's be honest here: If Harper wasn't voted... show more
    isn't BS, I've got two words for you: Bryce Harper. This overrated POS is hitting .218 and has more strikeouts than hits but because he's hit 21 homers the morons who make up the Nationals fan base got together and voted him into the starting lineup. Let's be honest here: If Harper wasn't voted in he wouldn't have made the team because there are, easily, 6 outfielders having better years than him. Willson Contreras starting over JT Realmuto is another joke; Realmuto has a higher average and more homes and RBI than Contreras but he plays on a crappy team so Contreras gets the votes. Who thinks MLB should take voting away from the fans?
    6 answers · 1 week ago