SABRcast with Rob Neyer - Shared screen with speaker view
Nice to See Scott in person'
No, actually serious..have not him..so to see in real-time was cool.
Boog, how do you prepare for a baseball broadcast? Most memorable moments in baseball?
Jonathan has a very podcast/radio-ish voice
BEER: Widmer Hefeweizen
ZERO EFFIN SENSE!
Right. Baseball > no baseball
Play a round-robin tournament.
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?
Do you think that the games will be played in Spring Training sites to eliminate the amount of use of airports/travel?
It's always going to be different than a typical season.
Great way to capture that everyone will remember this season if there is one
And Barry Bonds will always be in my mind
20 games is better than zero games.
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.
We're going to remember this season whether we play or not. Everyone remembers the 1994 Series because there was no Series
What about Justin Turners idea for HR derby after the 10th inning? Like a hockey shootout
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*.
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? ** )
Right. The solution this year may be sans fans.
You can test all the participants.
Lots of unanswered questions here..will be fun to see it unfold
No asterisk. If someone hits .400 in 80 games that’s s impressive regardless
apparently South Korea's season is moving forward w/ all players wearing masks.
Japan's playing also
Thats interesting right
Yes media, umpires, everyone has to be tested and safe too
if someone hits .412 in a 20 game season, I would be thrilled.
The logistics aren't that tough to figure out - but you're right, Schambi, there are many logistics
this is a great thing, gents. Appreciate the willingness to offer new ways to experience the conversation.
If one guy gets tested positive, will it be an immediate shutdown?
Mark's right, it's still impressive within a season, no matter how many games.
If a guy tests positive, he gets suspended. Even if he says he doesn't know where he got it.
So you get the Coronavirus and yours suspended, you cheating you are all good
Best fantasy team name CJ Cron-a-virus
Would we see the DH in a shortened season, universally?
people who want the game to be more appealing, can learn something from watching college softball
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?
No tournament, please. Baseball is not a sprint.
7 inning doubleheaders?
We have them in the minors already..go watch those instead
They can eliminate the umps and go ROBOUMP
can't go robo ump this year
It’s the Elam Ending!
They're kicking everything around right now, it seems
Nab all star game was great intuitive change the BIG 3 can be thanked for that
I thought the Elam Ending was a 63-yard field goal…
Dennis Martinez!! haa
Game 5: Del Unser. 'Nuff said.
Rob, you should show them your Babe Ruth bobblehead and tell them who gave it to you.
I came into this late. Did they mention Al Kaline
What baseball books has Boog been reading?
Where’s the Kevin Seitzer love?
Hearing Boog tell his stories is good. Seeing and hearing the same stories is even better.
Even Juan Samuel stealing 80. Eric Davis doing his 30/50
Haha you are so right
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.
2 strike swings all around
Good point Rob
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.
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!
that 1960 game is shorter than anything you will see today
Rickey was successful on 81% of his attempts, and much higher in his peak years.
@JEff snider….love that comp
No, he got caught 42 times that year.
His biggest year he was caught 42 times. But he had many years in the high 80s.
42 caught stealings
Lots of black ink on Rickey’s page, but five of them are under CS.
Catchers get rid of the ball quicker now
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.
Which makes a Billy Hamilton more of a weapon
How many varieties of players were there
What does Boog think of the rule changes for 2020?
Very very silly
Which organization has the best broadcast booth in the A.L. & N.L.?
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.”
Ozzie Smith would be less impressive on grass.
I've never seen it either.
A Few Good Men: America’s introduction to the brilliance of Aaron Sorkin.
There is always some famous movie that no one has seen.
I guess I can't handle the truth.
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.
What current broadcasters should win the Frick award in the future, Boog?
Why is the Nationals broadcast booth higher than the clouds
Boog what can you tell us about preparing for a game that we otherwise might not know about
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?
Speaking about preparing or a game. Check out Ernie Johnson's twitter feed. He is getting announcers to talk about things like that.
Im still waiting for a breakdown of how many different of varieties of players there were..as compared to know
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
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.
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
Good stuff, thanks!
Best broadcast booths in the A.L. & N.L?
Boog, what have you been doing (especially odd things) to get your baseball fix lately?
What's Pat Hughes like to meet in person?
At mark amour…but his def war that season was 4.9
Is there any way a character like Brockmire could happen in 2020?
Brett butler just went 3-4 for me today in Strato
Cool to see signed balls from all the voices, thanks.
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.
I am from near Milwaukee. He is still great.
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
I'm still here. Thanks! Glad you like it!!!
McGee’s 1985 dWAR was actually 0.7.
Career highlight, Boog?
Boog — SABR thanks you. Much appreciated, man.
Where is the Scott phase?
not on this edition, Mark