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Baseball Season

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Ben Reiter, Sports Illustrated staff writer, talks about the baseball season, the prevalence of strikeouts in games, why so many baseball players are getting injured. He’ll also field calls.

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Comments [5]

Henry G. Langan from Brooklyn

Mike: MLB teams should have many .400% plus HITTERS.. Pitchers DON'T have the advantage "because they go first" -- as your guest stated on the air. The ADVANTAGE is to the BATTER, who faces a Pitcher's Offerings, for, 4 at-bats. If a Batter swings at a fastball, and it's chopped "foul" to the "Pull Field", he then knows, he can adjust his swing to "Hit Up The Middle." The pitcher usually serves the same pitch again, hoping for a pulled ground out, or an "Over the Ball Strikeout." - (We see what has happened from the "Re-Play.") "UNDER", "OVER" or "THE BAT WAS TOO SHORT, TO REACH THE BALL." Doesn't anyone on the team's STUDY THOSE SLO-MO CAMERAS? ) ALSO: Fans are BORED throughout the games because of the slowness of the players, when they bat. FANS NEED INVOLVMENT DURING THE PLAY-BY-PLAY OF THE GAME. "CONTESTS TO PLAY DURING THE GAMES." FANS ARE SMART ABOUT: "WHO CAN HIT WHOM." Bring in the PHYSICSTS and ENGINEERS, to MANAGE and HELP COACH THE TEAMS. PLAYERS are: "ASTRONAUTS" and, the PHYSICISTS, are "MANAGERS." They FIGURE the LINEUPS, by CALCULATING: 'Who can hit well, TODAY?" (Fans LOVE TV's "JEOPARDY" and "Wheel-of Fortune"-- and "SHOUT-OUT" their GUESSES at HOME. We can "Shout-Out Our Predictions", ANYWHERE.)

Apr. 03 2013 01:13 AM
Tom Palasits from NYC

Home plate is 17 inches wide, not 24. Some expert.

Apr. 02 2013 02:01 PM
Liz from Brooklyn

I agree completely the walks and strike outs are boring. What about expanding the strike zone to what it really should be. Knees to shoulders.

Apr. 02 2013 01:57 PM
Tony from Canarsie

It's Mookie's world,
we just live in it.

Apr. 02 2013 01:39 PM
George from Brooklyn

When will the Mets be great again?

Apr. 02 2013 06:10 AM

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