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    Extra Inning games

    Olney: Fight to the ... tie? Extra innings moving toward extinction - Buster Olney Blog- ESPN


    give me a break. Play until someone wins.
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    Not sure I understand the hatred for ties.

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodsrider View Post
    Not sure I understand the hatred for ties.
    Because someone should win.

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    Games are too long as it is. After the 12th inning they should start putting runners on 2nd base from the start of the inning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plantmanky View Post
    Games are too long as it is. After the 12th inning they should start putting runners on 2nd base from the start of the inning.
    I wouldn't mind that. An 18 inning gaming is silly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodsrider View Post
    Not sure I understand the hatred for ties.
    Me neither. Sometimes no one wins. Sometimes no one deserves a win. That's life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Getslow View Post
    Me neither. Sometimes no one wins. Sometimes no one deserves a win. That's life.
    Disagree. There should always be a winner when they play a professional baseball game.

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    Who are you people?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LRCW View Post
    Who are you people?
    I agree

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    Quote Originally Posted by LRCW View Post
    Who are you, people?
    Surely, not baseball fans!

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    If I paid money to see a professional competition and it ended in a tie I would never ever go again. Crazy talk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HammerTime View Post
    I wouldn't mind that. An 18 inning gaming is silly.
    How many times does it happen?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HammerTime View Post
    If I paid money to see a professional competition and it ended in a tie I would never ever go again. Crazy talk.
    Agree. If fans don't like staying that long then they can leave. I personally have never left a game early even when it goes to extra innings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gchs_uk9 View Post
    How many times does it happen?
    Not often

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    Houston (CBS Houston) – On Sunday night and into the hours of Monday morning, the Yankees and the Cubs played an 18-inning game. Yes, an 18-inning game has happened before in baseball, but it shouldn’t ever happen again in the regular season.

    I want to sell you on ties. Not the ones you wrap around your neck, but the ones where teams play a regulation length game and have scored the same amount, and then the game is over.

    Ties are a taboo idea. It’s like kissing your sister, neither team wins, everyone is disappointed and Major League Baseball even made the All-Star Game “count” because one of the mid summer classic’s ended in a tie.

    Let’s not be nave though. Ties are, and have been, very active throughout sports history. Soccer has used ties forever and still to this day. Football has a long history in ties, and in the NFL a game can still end in a tie.

    I believe it’s time for Major League Baseball to take the same approach. No one wants to play an 18-inning game in the regular season. Most fans don’t want to watch an 18-inning game. Whether there’s work or school the next day, how often will you want to do anything for five to six hours? If you think fans want to sit through an 18-inning game, just look at the crowd shrink inning by inning in games that go that long.

    The real problem is for the teams that play these games. It kills team’s bullpens and it takes at least a week to recover. It’s too punitive for teams that go extra innings on the pitching staff. The front office must make roster moves the next day just in order to have an operating bullpen.

    Also, winning in 18 innings shouldn’t carry the same amount of weight as winning in nine innings. If your team beats another team 9-2 in nine innings, don’t you feel a little cheated that another team wins 5-4 in 18 innings and it carries the same weight in the standings?

    Baseball seems to be on a mission to shorten games in some form or fashion. Whether it’s to limit pitching visits, not have to throw all four pitches on an intentional walk, trying to quicken the pace, it’s evident that length of game is an objective for baseball. While, long extra inning games aren’t necessarily a pace of play concern, it sure would help the average length of game to limit extra innings to 11 or 12 at maximum before calling it a tie.

    Yes, a win after an 18-inning game is nice, and you may forever remember the night you were at an 18-inning game, the negative impact it has on a team’s bullpen outweighs both. Leave those 18-inning moments to the postseason.

    http://houston.cbslocal.com/2017/05/...-for-baseball/


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