PDA

View Full Version : Yankees v Red Sox



Hibby70
29-06-2019, 07:18 PM
Being played in London (Red Sox have been compensated $3m for moving their home games abroad)

Would you be happy for a Hibs v Hearts/Old Firm game to be moved to say New York to promote our league?

Personally I'd love it (if I could afford to go).

Sir David Gray
29-06-2019, 07:19 PM
No thanks.

greenlad
29-06-2019, 07:24 PM
Main difference is that the MLB season is 162 games long, so 81 home games. And probably 9 or 10 home games against the Yankees. So losing one is no big deal.

Diclonius
29-06-2019, 07:26 PM
The game's dead if that happens. No way.

HIBERNIAN-0762
29-06-2019, 08:03 PM
😴😴😴

hfc rd
29-06-2019, 08:16 PM
Not a chance. I’d be raging if they moved the Edinburgh derby outside of Scotland.

Edinburgh derbies should always be played in Edinburgh or Glasgow if semi final/final.

Sir David Gray
29-06-2019, 08:20 PM
Not a chance. I’d be raging if they moved the Edinburgh outside of Scotland.

Edinburgh derbies should always be played in Edinburgh or Glasgow if semi final/final.

I'd be raging if they moved Edinburgh outside of Scotland as well! :greengrin

linlithgowhibbie
29-06-2019, 08:26 PM
Big no from me too. Just a way for someone to make money:agree:

Glory Lurker
29-06-2019, 08:36 PM
It'd be a hell of a lot easier to get a ticket for a derby in NY than at Tynecastle.

hfc rd
29-06-2019, 08:44 PM
I'd be raging if they moved Edinburgh outside of Scotland as well! :greengrin


Fixed! 😉

Onceinawhile
29-06-2019, 09:08 PM
Baseball is mince.

Moving games away from home crowds is mincer.

brianmc
29-06-2019, 09:13 PM
Baseball is mince.

Moving games away from home crowds is mincer.

Point 1- agreed
Point 2- agreeder!!

But that's them yanks for ya.

.Sean.
29-06-2019, 10:29 PM
Main difference is that the MLB season is 162 games long, so 81 home games. And probably 9 or 10 home games against the Yankees. So losing one is no big deal.

How is the season so long?

oconnors_strip
29-06-2019, 10:37 PM
How is the season so long?

A team plays all the other teams in their division 16-18 times each. They play the other teams in their league at least two series ( a series is playing a team 4 games in a row at home over 4 or 5 days) so 6-8 times each. Then there's interleague play, in which you play three games against each of the teams in a given division of the other league.

Season starts April and ends in September/early October

ekhibee
29-06-2019, 11:15 PM
If it was a one-off, yeh, I'd be right up for that. Great idea. And if Hibs made some money out of it, even better.

gorgiegreens
29-06-2019, 11:29 PM
A team plays all the other teams in their division 16-18 times each. They play the other teams in their league at least two series ( a series is playing a team 4 games in a row at home over 4 or 5 days) so 6-8 times each. Then there's interleague play, in which you play three games against each of the teams in a given division of the other league.

Season starts April and ends in September/early October


And our we souls dinnae like playing twice a week when needed.

Souter96Mac
29-06-2019, 11:29 PM
Just back at my hotel from the match. It was a boring 17-13..

Hibbyradge
29-06-2019, 11:52 PM
Just back at my hotel from the match. It was a boring 17-13..

Amazing. Yankees won unfortunately.

Since90+2
29-06-2019, 11:56 PM
I know nothing about baseball and find it abit boring TBH. I did read though that the Red Sox never won a major series (if that's what it's called? I'm taking about their equivalent of the Champions League) for about 50 years. How did that happen with a club who I am assuming are the second best club in the sport? Geniunely interested.

Haymaker
30-06-2019, 02:09 AM
I know nothing about baseball and find it abit boring TBH. I did read though that the Red Sox never won a major series (if that's what it's called? I'm taking about their equivalent of the Champions League) for about 50 years. How did that happen with a club who I am assuming are the second best club in the sport? Geniunely interested.

86 IIRC.

There's longer streaks and the season is long and so not always the biggest or best team wins.

we are hibs
30-06-2019, 07:01 AM
And our we souls dinnae like playing twice a week when needed.

Trying to work out if you're at the wind up. There is a difference between playing football and running about for 90 minutes and playing rounders.

allant1981
30-06-2019, 07:33 AM
I know nothing about baseball and find it abit boring TBH. I did read though that the Red Sox never won a major series (if that's what it's called? I'm taking about their equivalent of the Champions League) for about 50 years. How did that happen with a club who I am assuming are the second best club in the sport? Geniunely interested.

A lot of people believed it was due to them selling babe ruth and then being cursed, almost like us with the scottish

southsider
30-06-2019, 09:43 AM
Baseball is mince.

Moving games away from home crowds is mincer.

Went to a game once whilst on holiday in NYC. Had more fun at the dentist. Only good part was then the beer & hot-dog kid arrived. Everyone passed the dogs & beer along the line. Never catch on.

Gettin' Auld
30-06-2019, 03:06 PM
Rounders is for wee girls......

Lancs Harp
30-06-2019, 06:02 PM
I'd be happy to see Hibs play Hearts in Blackpool or Preston :greengrin

Being serious for a second, seriously no.

G B Young
30-06-2019, 07:34 PM
I know nothing about baseball and find it abit boring TBH. I did read though that the Red Sox never won a major series (if that's what it's called? I'm taking about their equivalent of the Champions League) for about 50 years. How did that happen with a club who I am assuming are the second best club in the sport? Geniunely interested.

The Chicago Cubs went 108 years between World Series wins and finally ended the curse in 2016, same year we ended our Scottish Cup hoodoo.

ekhibee
30-06-2019, 08:51 PM
The Chicago Cubs went 108 years between World Series wins and finally ended the curse in 2016, same year we ended our Scottish Cup hoodoo.

Yeh, my brother has lived in Chicago for over 40 years, it was a double celebration in his household!

Lago
01-07-2019, 11:25 AM
What an utterly boring game baseball is.

Stokesy's on fire
01-07-2019, 11:35 AM
awful stuff.

Dav1986
01-07-2019, 01:52 PM
The Chicago Cubs went 108 years between World Series wins and finally ended the curse in 2016, same year we ended our Scottish Cup hoodoo.

I was on a cruise in the Caribbean in 2017 and got drinking with a couple of Cubs fans. Talking about the emotions of both events, they're likely the closest to really understanding how we felt in May 2016. Showed each other videos of both wins and had a good drink and reminisce with them:aok:

Bristolhibby
01-07-2019, 01:57 PM
I went. Had a great time. “Upgraded” our seats to £300 ones behind and to the right of home plate after we figured out there were loads of empty, expensive seats.

Certainly had some spice in the first innings (6-6).

It did go on, but find it a great game to catch up have a chat, some beers and watch a bit of sport.

Wouldn’t say I’m a mega fan, but it was a good day/night out in Laandan.

BTW it was ****** roasting on Saturday. Barely needed to pee, despite all the beer I was drinking.
J

Shrekko
01-07-2019, 03:13 PM
What an utterly boring game baseball is.

In your humble opinion of course...

G B Young
01-07-2019, 05:48 PM
What an utterly boring game baseball is.

Not sure how often you've watched it but like any sport that's not as simple to follow as football baseball's a sport you need to devote some time to. Irvine Welsh lives, or used to live, in Chicago and became a big fan after moving to the US. He sums it up well:

"Baseball is a different animal from British football, and most other sports. It’s absorbing rather than exciting, and teams play so many times a week, it's about steady devotion rather than a rabid outpouring of fanaticism on a Saturday."

Personally I enjoy it. It's got such a rich and romantic history, almost mythological. I'd recommend a book called The Boys of Summer about the heyday of the Brooklyn Dodgers.

JXM73
01-07-2019, 06:33 PM
Love baseball, my team inherited the longest drought after losing to the cubs in 2016...