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Discussion in 'Sports' started by zero-sum, Aug 13, 2015.

  1. InVolNerable

    InVolNerable Fark Master Flex

    There's a video of a guy hearing it, calling his catcher up to change the signs up, then striking the guy out.

    If something was suspected, is it that hard to change signs on the fly?
     
  2. The Dooz

    The Dooz Super Moderator

    The Nationals talked about how they were prepared for it too.

    I don’t know the first thing about creating signs, but I think essentially each of their pitchers had their own sign card.
     
  3. CardinalVol

    CardinalVol Uncultured, non-diverse mod

    No, but I'd guess you have to have it ready ahead of time.
     
  4. InVolNerable

    InVolNerable Fark Master Flex

    Ahead of time as in before the inning starts. And if they catch on mid-inning, just go to the mound and switch it up again.
     
  5. CardinalVol

    CardinalVol Uncultured, non-diverse mod

    Yup.

    Problem becomes (now) the limited catcher visits to the mound, so you'd have to be pretty certain on it, that or have something in place to notify the switch.
     
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  6. fl0at_

    fl0at_ Humorless, asinine, joyless pr*ck

    What if... what if you had a sign... to switch signs.
     
  7. CardinalVol

    CardinalVol Uncultured, non-diverse mod

    Makes sense to me, as long as you can do it in a way that doesn't tip it off.
     
  8. Ssmiff

    Ssmiff Thick like Quaker Oats. AKA chubby.

    Would take a pitch or 2 to figure it out then back to banging a garbage can right before every pitch
     
  9. NorrisAlan

    NorrisAlan Put Custom Title Here

    Or they just bang the garbage can even when they don't know what is coming after sending a signal to the hitter that "we are in fake out the fake out fake inception mode".
     
  10. fl0at_

    fl0at_ Humorless, asinine, joyless pr*ck

    The purpose isn't to get in the pitcher's head, though, but to inform the batter that a certain pitch is coming.

    Two or three pitches is enough to get a pitcher out of a tight spot. Can talk about the rest in the dugout.
     
  11. The Dooz

    The Dooz Super Moderator

    “Charlie, here comes the deuce. And when you speak of me, speak well.”

    -Crash Davis
     
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  12. CardinalVol

    CardinalVol Uncultured, non-diverse mod

    Can we bring back Selig?
     
  13. JohnnyQuickkick

    JohnnyQuickkick Great Man

    Reinstate Pete Rose, make him commissioner
     
  14. InVolNerable

    InVolNerable Fark Master Flex

  15. Ssmiff

    Ssmiff Thick like Quaker Oats. AKA chubby.

    Wouldnt be surprised if a couple pitchers who got lit up, and maybe arent around anymore or in the rotation, will lawyer up. Cheated out of potential lost wages. Lost sleep due to worrying about tipping off pitches. Changing routine.Mental anguish...
     
  16. InVolNerable

    InVolNerable Fark Master Flex

  17. Ssmiff

    Ssmiff Thick like Quaker Oats. AKA chubby.

    And though i'm usually not one who likes suing in most situations, especially if MLB isn't going to make them pay, i'm fine with a couple pitchers getting paid. Who knows if he woulda still been making major league money and on a roster, but they cheated the guy in the article a chance at a fair game.
    Make the millionaire players play with no salary this year or minor league pay and give up any rings. Plus mlb evidently wants to move on and tell others what should happen, so sue the [uck fay] out of them for allowing it
     
  18. justingroves

    justingroves supermod

    I want to know how many Astros get on base due to fastballs to the ribs
     
  19. justingroves

    justingroves supermod

  20. NorrisAlan

    NorrisAlan Put Custom Title Here

    If you really want to actually hit someone, you aim at the torso. Just cannot move it out of the way. The head can be bobbed pretty quickly.

    That said, I really don't condone the physical attacks in retaliation for this.
     

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