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SABRcast with Rob Neyer - Shared screen with speaker view
Ryan Schroer
02:40
Nice to See Scott in person'
Scott Bush
02:57
ha!
Ryan Schroer
03:40
No, actually serious..have not him..so to see in real-time was cool.
Ryan Schroer
19:21
Boog, how do you prepare for a baseball broadcast? Most memorable moments in baseball?
Michael Ramos
20:36
Jonathan has a very podcast/radio-ish voice
rob
20:50
BEER: Widmer Hefeweizen
robertdipietro
24:38
ZERO EFFIN SENSE!
Steven Schulman
25:05
Right. Baseball > no baseball
Steven Schulman
25:37
Play a round-robin tournament.
kstjohn
25:37
How many games need to played and what kind of playoff structure needs to happen in order for it to be considered a "Championship Season" and a "World Series," in your guys' opinion? Is there a minimum?
robertdipietro
26:04
Do you think that the games will be played in Spring Training sites to eliminate the amount of use of airports/travel?
Steven Schulman
26:04
It's always going to be different than a typical season.
Ryan Schroer
26:08
No minimum.
robertdipietro
26:50
Great way to capture that everyone will remember this season if there is one
robertdipietro
27:03
And Barry Bonds will always be in my mind
Mark Armour
27:19
20 games is better than zero games.
robertdipietro
27:24
amen
kstjohn
27:35
I'm all for any baseball happening, just curious if there is a minimum number of games that need to be played in order for us to refer back to a winner as the 2020 World Series champion, and so forth.
Ryan Schroer
27:50
We're going to remember this season whether we play or not. Everyone remembers the 1994 Series because there was no Series
robertdipietro
28:03
What about Justin Turners idea for HR derby after the 10th inning? Like a hockey shootout
Steven Schulman
28:23
Imprimatur
jpomrenke
30:33
Others have written about this before, but — Postseason tournaments (in any sport/format) are not designed to determine the *best* team. They’re designed to determine a *champion*.
Pat Sinnema
31:00
how would it be received amongst the baseball world, if someone hit .400 or had a sub-1 ERA over an 80 game season? would their names be etched into the record books forever... (with asterisk? ** )
robertdipietro
31:13
Regis HS?!
Steven Schulman
31:14
Right. The solution this year may be sans fans.
Steven Schulman
31:28
You can test all the participants.
Ryan Schroer
31:51
Lots of unanswered questions here..will be fun to see it unfold
robertdipietro
31:58
No asterisk. If someone hits .400 in 80 games that’s s impressive regardless
Michael Ramos
32:18
apparently South Korea's season is moving forward w/ all players wearing masks.
Ryan Schroer
32:30
Japan's playing also
robertdipietro
32:31
Thats interesting right
robertdipietro
33:01
Yes media, umpires, everyone has to be tested and safe too
Mark Armour
33:07
if someone hits .412 in a 20 game season, I would be thrilled.
Steven Schulman
33:13
The logistics aren't that tough to figure out - but you're right, Schambi, there are many logistics
robertdipietro
33:14
HAHA
Matt Trueblood
33:39
this is a great thing, gents. Appreciate the willingness to offer new ways to experience the conversation.
robertdipietro
33:49
If one guy gets tested positive, will it be an immediate shutdown?
Ryan Schroer
34:21
Mark's right, it's still impressive within a season, no matter how many games.
Steven Schulman
34:49
If a guy tests positive, he gets suspended. Even if he says he doesn't know where he got it.
Steven Schulman
34:54
:-)
robertdipietro
36:08
So you get the Coronavirus and yours suspended, you cheating you are all good
robertdipietro
36:29
Best fantasy team name CJ Cron-a-virus
Ryan Schroer
37:09
Would we see the DH in a shortened season, universally?
Matt
37:24
people who want the game to be more appealing, can learn something from watching college softball
benscheim
38:01
Rob! If we are delayed until late summer, what do you think of the idea of scrapping the entire season and instead this year just doing an NCAA style tournament of some kind?
Ryan Schroer
39:43
No tournament, please. Baseball is not a sprint.
robertdipietro
39:46
7 inning doubleheaders?
Ryan Schroer
40:17
We have them in the minors already..go watch those instead
robertdipietro
40:54
They can eliminate the umps and go ROBOUMP
sanford
41:25
can't go robo ump this year
Scott Bush
41:30
It’s the Elam Ending!
Ryan Schroer
41:59
They're kicking everything around right now, it seems
robertdipietro
42:04
Nab all star game was great intuitive change the BIG 3 can be thanked for that
Jeff Snider
42:10
I thought the Elam Ending was a 63-yard field goal…
robertdipietro
42:16
hahaa
robertdipietro
42:52
Dennis Martinez!! haa
Mitch Nathanson
44:25
Game 5: Del Unser. 'Nuff said.
Jeff Snider
45:07
Rob, you should show them your Babe Ruth bobblehead and tell them who gave it to you.
sanford
45:14
I came into this late. Did they mention Al Kaline
Ryan Schroer
45:23
No
Ryan Schroer
46:23
What baseball books has Boog been reading?
robertdipietro
46:48
Where’s the Kevin Seitzer love?
Ryan Schroer
48:08
Hearing Boog tell his stories is good. Seeing and hearing the same stories is even better.
robertdipietro
48:40
Kobe first
robertdipietro
49:59
Even Juan Samuel stealing 80. Eric Davis doing his 30/50
robertdipietro
50:26
Haha you are so right
sanford
50:32
You can say baseball is better for example in the 30's than it was 20 years earlier. It doesn't make an earlier era bad.
robertdipietro
50:34
2 strike swings all around
robertdipietro
51:08
Good point Rob
Jeff Snider
51:15
Watching old baseball games when there are no new baseball games is like your girlfriend dumps you and you try to get over it by looking at pictures of her.
Pat Sinnema
51:32
much of the beauty of the MLB is in the cumulative nature of the sport … pitch-to-pitch it has changed a ton, but the beauty of reflecting on past seasons will always be special to us baseball fans!
sanford
51:32
that 1960 game is shorter than anything you will see today
Mark Armour
51:35
Rickey was successful on 81% of his attempts, and much higher in his peak years.
robertdipietro
52:09
@JEff snider….love that comp
Jeff Snider
52:41
No, he got caught 42 times that year.
robertdipietro
53:00
130-172
Mark Armour
53:04
His biggest year he was caught 42 times. But he had many years in the high 80s.
robertdipietro
53:11
42 caught stealings
Jeff Snider
53:15
Lots of black ink on Rickey’s page, but five of them are under CS.
Ryan Schroer
54:09
Catchers get rid of the ball quicker now
Mark Armour
55:10
The point Rob wanted to make: in the 1980s, there was more variety in the talents of the great players. Today the great players, relatively speaking, are much closer in terms of skill set.
Ryan Schroer
55:45
Which makes a Billy Hamilton more of a weapon
robertdipietro
56:08
How many varieties of players were there
Ryan Schroer
56:27
What does Boog think of the rule changes for 2020?
robertdipietro
57:49
Very very silly
sanford
58:03
I agree.
Tom Cronin
58:20
Which organization has the best broadcast booth in the A.L. & N.L.?
Jeff Snider
58:24
Instead of the three-batter minimum, they should just remove the pitching change exemption from the mound visit limit. “You get four mound visits in the game. If you want to use two of them to bring in a lefty for one batter, go for it.”
Ryan Schroer
01:01:19
Ozzie Smith would be less impressive on grass.
Mitch Nathanson
01:01:33
I've never seen it either.
Mark Armour
01:01:49
A Few Good Men: America’s introduction to the brilliance of Aaron Sorkin.
sanford
01:01:55
There is always some famous movie that no one has seen.
Mitch Nathanson
01:02:03
I guess I can't handle the truth.
Scott Bush
01:02:23
A Few Good Men features the end of the 1991 Twins winning streak as a background game when Cruise is carrying that bat around the room.
Ryan Schroer
01:02:37
What current broadcasters should win the Frick award in the future, Boog?
Tom Cronin
01:03:20
Why is the Nationals broadcast booth higher than the clouds
robertdipietro
01:03:43
Boog what can you tell us about preparing for a game that we otherwise might not know about
kstjohn
01:04:07
Is Mark's point at least partially true because advanced stats, statcast, etc. have pushed those "lost" skillsets to the fringe and devalued them? So now, are players in high school and college just focusing on what is going to get them noticed by evaluators in today's game? Is that a good thing for the variety of the sport?
sanford
01:04:47
Speaking about preparing or a game. Check out Ernie Johnson's twitter feed. He is getting announcers to talk about things like that.
robertdipietro
01:05:07
Im still waiting for a breakdown of how many different of varieties of players there were..as compared to know
jpomrenke
01:05:57
Random question for Boog: What’s your SECOND-favorite story about your new partner, Chipper Jones? For those who haven’t heard the best Chipper-Boog story: https://www.mlb.com/cut4/chipper-jones-sciambi-laugh-in-tv-booth
Mark Armour
01:06:55
Willie McGee had 7.5 WAR in 1985. His value (which was 100% real) depends on a big park so that his speed is important in CF, and a lower run environment so that his base running can be more valuable. Today the parks are smaller, there are fewer balls in play (both of which lessen the value of defense), and the increased run environment makes base stealing less valuable.
robertdipietro
01:07:27
I used to Shea as a young kid, my brother got great seats from a friend…first row..and I used to scream “hey Larry” all night long…he got a kick out of it
jpomrenke
01:08:28
Good stuff, thanks!
robertshaw
01:09:08
Great evening!
Tom Cronin
01:09:34
Best broadcast booths in the A.L. & N.L?
kstjohn
01:10:02
Boog, what have you been doing (especially odd things) to get your baseball fix lately?
Ryan Schroer
01:10:12
What's Pat Hughes like to meet in person?
robertdipietro
01:10:33
At mark amour…but his def war that season was 4.9
Tom Cronin
01:11:09
Is there any way a character like Brockmire could happen in 2020?
robertdipietro
01:11:35
Brett butler just went 3-4 for me today in Strato
Ryan Schroer
01:12:28
Cool to see signed balls from all the voices, thanks.
Mark Armour
01:12:43
The 1987 Cardinals had an 89 OPS+ (10th of 12 in the league) but were second in the NL in runs scored in a neutral park.
sanford
01:13:31
I am from near Milwaukee. He is still great.
Ivan
01:13:39
Mr. Belvedere!
robertdipietro
01:14:47
Im still a little confused by the Mcgee defensive value…he wasn’t even in top 30 of OF’s in the 80’s in combined defenive WAR
Mitch Nathanson
01:15:32
I'm still here. Thanks! Glad you like it!!!
Mark Armour
01:15:57
McGee’s 1985 dWAR was actually 0.7.
Ryan Schroer
01:17:40
Career highlight, Boog?
Ryan Schroer
01:19:48
awesome!!
Mark Armour
01:20:01
Boog — SABR thanks you. Much appreciated, man.
Ryan Schroer
01:20:10
excellent
Mark Armour
01:20:27
Where is the Scott phase?
Ryan Schroer
01:20:41
not on this edition, Mark