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Post by Nonlinear FC » Thu Jun 04, 2020 5:00 pm

Latest series is up, with the battle of the snakes - Cobras vs. Diamondbacks



Also, this 30 for 30 is rather shockingly entertaining:
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Just a brutal meltdown for the rookie in extra innings. I think they left him out there too long. Hope his arm isn't damaged.

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I’ll see myself out after this but that doesn’t interest me at all. Carry on.
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Post by govmentchedda » Thu Jun 04, 2020 9:14 pm

I'm in. 100%. Already watched the one posted earlier, and series one of the new season. Can't wait to watch this one.
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Post by The Sybian » Thu Jun 04, 2020 9:54 pm

The 30 for 30 was so well produced. Unbelievable. Throwing in footage when they were much younger, the music, the story telling through the interviews. How old are these kids?

I've watched more of these kids playing wiffle ball in two days than I've watched MLB in more than a decade, and I find this way more entertaining. I can't explain it, but maybe I can remember being that age and thinking about how cool this would have been. And it brings me back to playing baseball in a park with friends, keeping stats. We found a rolled up garden fence in the woods, made a wall with that, spray painted foul lines, one guy made advertisement boards we hung on the fence. Who knows, if we had cameras, I'm sure we would have set them up for replays, but this is just so much dedication.
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Post by Rush2112 » Thu Jun 04, 2020 10:00 pm

When I was in college we lived in a house that had an empty lot next door. my buddy and I used to go out and play wiffleball with bases based on where you hit it. After a bit people from around the hood joined in as well as a number of friends. That summer we had a league with 10-12 teams. kept rudimentary stats and things, hell of a lot of fun. I had a pretty sweet slider, but it's like these guys went to Driveline baseball.
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Step in the bucket much?
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Post by Nonlinear FC » Wed Jun 17, 2020 12:57 pm

Yeah, a good number of the players do that. They square up as the pitch is being delivered.

It's like almost every other hitch... When they go to swing, the good hitters wind up with a pretty traditional stance and swing.

A great example of that is Cal Ripken, who used to vary his bat angle, hand position and stance all the time (trying to break a slump or work through something). But when he got into his final ready to swing setting, it was identical every time.
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Post by govmentchedda » Wed Jun 17, 2020 12:58 pm

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Big series win by the Gators there. Haven't watched the Preds Cobras tilt yet.
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[+] spoiler
The 3rd game in that Cobras - Preds ends in hilarious fashion.
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[+] spoiler
The 3rd game in that Cobras - Preds ends in hilarious fashion.
LOL.
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Post by Gunpowder » Wed Jun 17, 2020 4:10 pm

Haaa, you guys watch this too? I don't know why but I love the MLW.
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Post by Gunpowder » Wed Jun 17, 2020 4:13 pm

The Sybian wrote:
Thu Jun 04, 2020 9:54 pm
The 30 for 30 was so well produced. Unbelievable. Throwing in footage when they were much younger, the music, the story telling through the interviews. How old are these kids?

I've watched more of these kids playing wiffle ball in two days than I've watched MLB in more than a decade, and I find this way more entertaining. I can't explain it, but maybe I can remember being that age and thinking about how cool this would have been. And it brings me back to playing baseball in a park with friends, keeping stats. We found a rolled up garden fence in the woods, made a wall with that, spray painted foul lines, one guy made advertisement boards we hung on the fence. Who knows, if we had cameras, I'm sure we would have set them up for replays, but this is just so much dedication.
They are about 21-ish for the most part. They have videos that go back to 2010, it's wild to see how much the production (and affordable software) has improved. Also crazy how long ago 2010 was - it doesn't seem too long ago when you see "2010" but they were like, grade school kids writing in chalk then.
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Post by Gunpowder » Wed Jun 17, 2020 4:14 pm

The Sybian wrote:
Thu Jun 04, 2020 9:54 pm
The 30 for 30 was so well produced. Unbelievable. Throwing in footage when they were much younger, the music, the story telling through the interviews. How old are these kids?

I've watched more of these kids playing wiffle ball in two days than I've watched MLB in more than a decade, and I find this way more entertaining. I can't explain it, but maybe I can remember being that age and thinking about how cool this would have been. And it brings me back to playing baseball in a park with friends, keeping stats. We found a rolled up garden fence in the woods, made a wall with that, spray painted foul lines, one guy made advertisement boards we hung on the fence. Who knows, if we had cameras, I'm sure we would have set them up for replays, but this is just so much dedication.
Also, I think the reason it's entertaining is the production for the most part. One of their live games popped up on Instagram and it bored me to death.
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Post by tennbengal » Wed Jun 17, 2020 10:55 pm

Gunpowder wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 4:14 pm
The Sybian wrote:
Thu Jun 04, 2020 9:54 pm
The 30 for 30 was so well produced. Unbelievable. Throwing in footage when they were much younger, the music, the story telling through the interviews. How old are these kids?

I've watched more of these kids playing wiffle ball in two days than I've watched MLB in more than a decade, and I find this way more entertaining. I can't explain it, but maybe I can remember being that age and thinking about how cool this would have been. And it brings me back to playing baseball in a park with friends, keeping stats. We found a rolled up garden fence in the woods, made a wall with that, spray painted foul lines, one guy made advertisement boards we hung on the fence. Who knows, if we had cameras, I'm sure we would have set them up for replays, but this is just so much dedication.
Also, I think the reason it's entertaining is the production for the most part. One of their live games popped up on Instagram and it bored me to death.
Agreed - watching it on basically an edited FF is nice.

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Post by Nonlinear FC » Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:17 am

Gunpowder wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 4:14 pm
The Sybian wrote:
Thu Jun 04, 2020 9:54 pm
The 30 for 30 was so well produced. Unbelievable. Throwing in footage when they were much younger, the music, the story telling through the interviews. How old are these kids?

I've watched more of these kids playing wiffle ball in two days than I've watched MLB in more than a decade, and I find this way more entertaining. I can't explain it, but maybe I can remember being that age and thinking about how cool this would have been. And it brings me back to playing baseball in a park with friends, keeping stats. We found a rolled up garden fence in the woods, made a wall with that, spray painted foul lines, one guy made advertisement boards we hung on the fence. Who knows, if we had cameras, I'm sure we would have set them up for replays, but this is just so much dedication.
Also, I think the reason it's entertaining is the production for the most part. One of their live games popped up on Instagram and it bored me to death.
Because of The Internet, another feed came up for a different brand of whiffle ball. I'm struggling to remember the name of it, but they had slightly different rules (weird ball-strike count, outs and hits were measured differently). They showed about 2 or 3 more pitches per AB and it was enough to make it less entertaining.

The fact that MLW pretty much only shows the money shot for each AB makes it highly entertaining. When I watch a college or MLB game in real time, I'm usually reading a book or long form article. Shit is boring as fuck, for real.
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Post by Nonlinear FC » Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:18 am

govmentchedda wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 10:07 pm
"I have a dentist appointment at four"
Fucking epic. Shouting the name of his dentist as it went over was amazing.
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Post by rass » Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:37 am

Nonlinear FC wrote:
Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:17 am
Because of The Internet, another feed came up for...slightly...weird ball.s...They showed...AB and it was enough to make it less entertaining.

The fact that MLW pretty much only shows the money shot for...AB makes it highly entertaining...I watch a.B...in real time...fuck, for real.
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Post by A_B » Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:40 am

Must be archival footage.
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Post by The Sybian » Thu Jun 18, 2020 1:07 pm

Gunpowder wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 4:10 pm
Haaa, you guys watch this too? I don't know why but I love the MLW.
You a bid Drew Davis fan? I see a young GPJ in his swagger.

They should sell the shirts, I bet people would buy them.
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The Sybian wrote:
Thu Jun 18, 2020 1:07 pm
Gunpowder wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 4:10 pm
Haaa, you guys watch this too? I don't know why but I love the MLW.
You a bid Drew Davis fan? I see a young GPJ in his swagger.

They should sell the shirts, I bet people would buy them.
They do, bro!
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Post by DSafetyGuy » Thu Jun 18, 2020 3:26 pm

The Sybian wrote:
Thu Jun 18, 2020 1:07 pm
Gunpowder wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 4:10 pm
Haaa, you guys watch this too? I don't know why but I love the MLW.
You a bid Drew Davis fan? I see a young GPJ in his swagger.
I haven't watched a ton of their stuff, but he is the guy I would most like to see chase a foul pop into traffic.
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Post by The Sybian » Thu Jun 18, 2020 3:33 pm

DSafetyGuy wrote:
Thu Jun 18, 2020 3:26 pm
The Sybian wrote:
Thu Jun 18, 2020 1:07 pm
Gunpowder wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 4:10 pm
Haaa, you guys watch this too? I don't know why but I love the MLW.
You a bid Drew Davis fan? I see a young GPJ in his swagger.
I haven't watched a ton of their stuff, but he is the guy I would most like to see chase a foul pop into traffic.
Aww, it's clearly an act. I love when people play the heel.

I was going to joke that I would buy a Preds Warda shirt, but damned if they aren't actually selling player jerseys... The hilarity of buying a jersey of a kid in a neighborhood wiffle ball league is so great, I'm tempted. Plus, it's a cool looking shirt. But I'd be too afraid of someone actually knowing what the shirt was to wear it.
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The Sybian wrote:
Thu Jun 18, 2020 1:07 pm
Gunpowder wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 4:10 pm
Haaa, you guys watch this too? I don't know why but I love the MLW.
You a bid Drew Davis fan? I see a young GPJ in his swagger.

They should sell the shirts, I bet people would buy them.

Drew Davis generally annoys me and thinks he's much better than he really is. If I were to get a jersey it would probably be an Aigner.
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Post by Gunpowder » Thu Jun 18, 2020 5:17 pm

DSafetyGuy wrote:
Thu Jun 18, 2020 3:26 pm
The Sybian wrote:
Thu Jun 18, 2020 1:07 pm
Gunpowder wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 4:10 pm
Haaa, you guys watch this too? I don't know why but I love the MLW.
You a bid Drew Davis fan? I see a young GPJ in his swagger.
I haven't watched a ton of their stuff, but he is the guy I would most like to see chase a foul pop into traffic.
Pretty much.
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Post by govmentchedda » Thu Jun 18, 2020 5:18 pm

I'd definitely wear a shirt, but probably one of the Schultz boys. I really enjoy Kyle's work hosting, and playing, but Daniel's Eastern Eagles shirt is nicer. The Warda one is great too.
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Big tilt of teams looking for a #1 seed... Gators vs. Mallards.
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Post by govmentchedda » Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:23 pm

Not going to spoil who won, but there weren't very many hits in this series.
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Post by Sabo » Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:32 pm

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Not going to spoil who won, but there weren't very many hits in this series.
Steve McPeek needs to keep his left shoulder in when he swings. He’s effectively bailing out on every pitch. How he got to the majors is a mystery.

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Post by govmentchedda » Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:23 pm

I was an inch off! There are definitely some ugly swings in the MLW. Dabko, or Derebko, or something similar comes to mind also.
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Post by Gunpowder » Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:46 pm

Miles Teller sucks at wiffleball
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Mallards rule.

Mallards rule.

So do cassowaries.

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govmentchedda wrote:
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Not going to spoil who won, but there weren't very many hits in this series.
They've actually decided either at the beginning of the season or on the fly here to move the pitching rubber back a few feet. I think as these guys are getting older, the velocity and nastiness of the breaking balls is making it too difficult to hit.
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Post by govmentchedda » Thu Jul 16, 2020 2:39 pm

I saw that (in a YouTube message, I think). Smart move.
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I saw that (in a YouTube message, I think). Smart move.
Yeah, because chicks dig the long ball.
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Easily the best series of the season.
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