Game Flow Check (Periodic Updates)

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There’s really no point to this other than to satisfy my curiosity.  There have been a lot of extra inning games over the first series of the 2018 season, so those will naturally last just a bit longer than the regulation contests, which already get close to three hours, and Continue reading Game Flow Check (Periodic Updates)

A Matter of Time

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This was mentioned in passing in our latest Dreamcast, but while the Opening Day game between the Chicago Cubs and the host Miami Marlins did go over three hours in length, it seemed to go pretty smoothly because of all the action within the game time.  We do know that Continue reading A Matter of Time

That Extra Innings Rule

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I was fighting some insomnia late last night when I saw an article about how minor league baseball field staff, players, and executives thought about the new extra-innings rule: “At all levels of Minor League Baseball, extra innings will begin with a runner on second base.” Whatever the motivation, the Continue reading That Extra Innings Rule

Make Those Mound Visits Count!

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There have only been a couple of Cactus League games so far, and the broadcasters and media haven’t made too much of it lately, but we know that MLB is big on pace of play this year.  Among the biggest rule changes to expect in 2018 is the limit on Continue reading Make Those Mound Visits Count!

Move It Along

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It wasn’t long ago that we talked about how the Chicago Cubs could set up their rotation and taxi squad of relievers.  On Monday, MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred announced that there would be pace of play rules changes for 2018, just in time for spring training exhibition games to work Continue reading Move It Along

The War of Public Opinion

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Hey hey, spring training has begun, and that means we were eventually going to hear from Commissioner Rob Manfred about the state of baseball as camps ramp up.  Enter Bob Nightengale, who is good for getting quotes from these big conferences when he’s not being dead wrong about transactions: Commissioner Continue reading The War of Public Opinion

Time Keeps on Slipping…

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You may have noticed a lack of blogs from us, and that has a lot to do with the almost complete lack of Cubs-specific news.  We know the Cubs probably want to sign Yu Darvish, and they probably also want to keep their options open for the future during this Continue reading Time Keeps on Slipping…

Dreamcast 32: The Spring Thaw

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Andy returns from helping save the world against evil as WSD talks about the latest in whatever baseball news is trickling in these days… It’s a sudden burst of news, actually, as the Brewers decided to get feisty and add to an already decent offense… We discuss the desire to Continue reading Dreamcast 32: The Spring Thaw

Dreamcast 12: The Elephant In the Room

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With the wackiness of the big news that dropped on Wednesday night, and the Chicago Cubs scuffling again after a solid start to their home stand, we at WSD got together to talk a bit of shop: Cubs roster moves that happened given injuries and potential loss of personnel… Mike Continue reading Dreamcast 12: The Elephant In the Room

More Pace of Play Ponderings (UPDATE)

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Ever since Chris Bosio got his surgeries, it takes nearly all of the 30 second mound conference clock for him to even get to the mound… Bosio out to talk to Montgomery with Ichiro at second and Stanton up #Cubs pic.twitter.com/X5Aq0M9gIv — crawly's cub kingdom (@crawlyscubs) June 6, 2017 This Continue reading More Pace of Play Ponderings (UPDATE)