MLB 2023 Season: Rangers are going hunting for Snakes

Discussion in 'Sports and Fitness' started by Timby, Mar 30, 2023.

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  1. 1001001

    1001001 Serial Canon Violator Moderator

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    Yeah MLBTV has access to minor league broadcasts, but I've never checked them out.

    When you enter your team, the various minor affiliates are available in your account. I'll have to try one (like our Illustrious Trash Pandas :lol:) and see what actually comes through.

    Won't be able to watch the finale with Ohtani against the Red Sox, since the first pitch is scheduled for 8:10 Pacific!
     
  2. Mr. Laser Beam

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    If you use the iOS MiLB app you can watch any minor league game (not just your team's affiliates). Unfortunately there is no native AppleTV app but it's easy to just AirPlay it from an iPhone or iPad.
     
  3. tomalak301

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    Watching Ohtani and he would look amazing in the Orange and Black. That sweeper pitch is a thing of beauty.
     
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    1001001 Serial Canon Violator Moderator

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    No.

    Yes.

    ;)
     
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    While it's annoying that the local minor league team is not affiliated with the Mariners I still enjoy watching them.
     
  6. Starbreaker

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    Watching minor league baseball on TV sounds terrible to me. I'm not even sure the players parents watch. It's an excuse to drink $2 beer and eat hot dogs.
     
  7. Mr. Laser Beam

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    I don't watch the Chasers on MiLB, I like going to Werner Park. (My dad and I have season tickets.) Sure, it's not the majors, but hell, minor league ball is better than no ball at all. :shrug: :lol:

    I just watch stuff on MiLB (mostly Syracuse or Scranton-WB) when there's no major league games on.

    As for the quality of the broadcasts? Honestly it's OK. The radio teams aren't exactly experts but they're still all right (Omaha used to have a really good one, Jake Eisenberg, I think he's doing Royals radio now). I was just curious as to why minor league teams don't seem to have any TV crews. Guess it could be a fallout from the pandemic when a lot of broadcasters had to be let go.
     
  8. fireproof78

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    I don't do either of those things and still like it...:shrug:
     
  9. Timby

    Timby The stoicism of the true warrior Administrator

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    I agree, I'd love to see him on the Orioles.

    Signed, a Baltimore fan

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  10. Aragorn

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    Everything is on TV if you look hard enough for it. All these channels, all the streaming, can't fill them all with Law & Order reruns. Pro ultimate frisbee, pro flag football, college men's volleyball, dodgeball in a bouncy arena, some sort of tennis/squash hybrid played inside a glass box. Amazon streams tennis tournaments for players who don't make it into the weekly ATP/WTA tournaments. There isn't even commentary, just one stationary camera.
     
  11. Mr. Laser Beam

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    Yeah. Hell, I even watched the World Cup, even though it was only available in Spanish. It's just something to watch. :lol:
     
  12. Aragorn

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    I guess they found one way to shut Ohtani down on the mound.... rain.
     
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  13. Aragorn

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    If you have Amazon Prime, I was surprised to find live MLB games on there. They don't even advertise them the way Apple TV promotes Friday night MLB. Tonight it's Arizona at St. Louis. I think it's just free random games from MLB Network streaming on Amazon.
     
  14. Mr. Laser Beam

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    OK, so lemme get this straight: at Dodger Stadium THEY TURN THE LIGHTS OFF when a Dodger homers?!?

    Countdown to somebody getting conked on the head in 5...4...3...
     
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  15. Ar-Pharazon

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    Cubs are surprisingly decent so far. 11-6, 2nd in team BA .286, 5th in team ERA 3.07.

    Marcus Stroman as a 0.75 ERA (somehow 2-1), Justin Steele sitting at 1.44 (3-0). The other 3 starters are kinda meh.

    They just did to the A's what good teams should do to the A's, sweep them with extreme prejudice (10-1, 4-0, 12-2).
     
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  16. Mr. Laser Beam

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    Scherzer gets a 10 game suspension for rosin use? What the actual FUCK? :confused:

    I mean, Domingo German only has to wash his hands, but Scherzer gets an ejection AND a suspension? What's up with that?

    Is it just Phil Cuzzi being a dick? :confused:

    I mean, if it was just an issue with the ejection, I can (sorta) understand that, since German didn't argue with the umps but Scherzer did. But what the hell is this with a suspension? :wtf:
     
  17. Timby

    Timby The stoicism of the true warrior Administrator

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    Ejection due to sticky stuff triggers an automatic 10-game suspension.

    You can't apply rosin to your glove, only your hand, wrist and forearm. If they found rosin / sticky material on his glove, that is an ejectable offense. And the issue was indeed with Scherzer's glove.
     
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    The announcers thought he went back and got the original glove after the ump said the second glove was no good. But he could have been ejected for arguing too.


    Oakland's idea of "negotiating" might go as far as promising to get the possums out of the ceiling. https://www.espn.com/watch/player/_/id/36234517
     
  20. Ar-Pharazon

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    Per this story, the A's have agreed to purchase land in LV.

     
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