MLB 2021 "Hot Stove": Third Time's a Charm for Dodgers

Who wins the 2021 World Series?


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Regime

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It's entirely possible this is the high point of the entire Reds season.
Not possible?
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Blitz

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Some talk on these absolutely stud draft prospects. Leiter has been as good as a collegiate pitcher has ever been so far. Rocker is not far off. Pirates & Rangers have to be feeling pretty great as of right now.

Phillies looking good so far. Trout is great at baseball. Seager is heading towards $360+ mm. Enjoyable start to the season so far, other than MLB being absolutely massive gaping faggots about "Muh VOTER SUPPRESSION".

Stupid loser Manfred I wanted to see an All-star game in the new Rangers ballpark. Fuck it.
 

TheNozz

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Kimbrel actually getting off to a good season.

good for him

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Sterling

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I mean the dude railed against the foreign substance stuff and eventually went to the dark side with probably 3/4 or more of the pitchers in the league. But yeah, if you're going to spout out about it, you'd think you'd realize there's a good chance you're going to be under the microscope.
 
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Kaines

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Had no idea they never had one.
To be honest, that one shouldn't count either. The Rangers couldn't hit AA pitching at this point.
 
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TheNozz

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I mean the dude railed against the foreign substance stuff and eventually went to the dark side with probably 3/4 or more of the pitchers in the league. But yeah, if you're going to spout out about it, you'd think you'd realize there's a good chance you're going to be under the microscope.
But see that’s what I don’t get: I don’t think he’s that outright stupid to know that MLB is going to crack down on that type of cheating, call it out publicly on Twitter and then still keep doing it.

Another thing I don’t like: if they’re so sure he’s doctoring the ball, you don’t fucking take the balls and examine them, you check the pitcher’s body and uniform and equipment for the substance you think they’re using.

Because, if Bauer is correct, and he’s simply taking advantage of the substances other players apply to their bats and gloves, he’s simply working within the system.

The problem isn’t that the pitchers are using a substance to doctor the ball; you have to decide wether or not to let the game stay as is or putting limits on the substances applied to bats and gloves.

On the other hand, if you find shit on the back of his neck, or applied to his mitt, then sure he should be punished.