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The most entertaining part of MLB ?...

WCDawgWCDawg Posts: 17,293 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

I'm Braves centric, but feel free to think broader.

The most entertaining part of MLB ?... 20 votes

Pitching.
25%
donmBig_PruneWCDawgvolatilisCTDawg 5 votes
Hitting.
40%
AndersonDawgefreeman3coastaldawgmantis_toboggan69brady01deutcshland_dawgPapaSanfordIwantMekhail 8 votes
Defense.
10%
christopherulesCentral_FL_BullDawg 2 votes
Beer.
25%
BigDawgBrinkSWGADAWGMuffingodHornedDawgsPikecountydawg 5 votes
The crowd.
0%

Comments

  • MuffingodMuffingod Posts: 1,610 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate
    Beer.

    It’s tough to beat cold beer at a ball park in the summer

  • Dawg1419Dawg1419 Posts: 933 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate
  • donmdonm Posts: 10,241 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate
    Pitching.

    By definition, good pitching beats good hitting.

  • KaseyKasey Posts: 18,641 mod

    Can I say I love it all?

    Love watching someone like Jacob deGrom just dominate some team and get out in 2 hours.

    Also love a methodical working of the count to manufacture a four run inning

    Love watching some great glove work

    Also love nachos and cold beer on a warm summer day

  • coastaldawgcoastaldawg Posts: 1,411 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate
    Hitting.

    Voted hitting as most entertaining, would vote pitching as most important.

  • WCDawgWCDawg Posts: 17,293 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate
    Pitching.

    Donm. A .300 hitter vs a 3.00 ERA pitcher, it's not really a fair fight. Soroka is my kind of pitcher too. He never throws it straight and flat.

  • WCDawgWCDawg Posts: 17,293 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate
    Pitching.

    Kasay. The year Chipper had a rib cage injury and changed his approach to make more consistent contact without swinging too hard was a thing of beauty. His plate coverage was like Maddux's approach to pitching, he was methodical. He also hit close to .370. What doesn't do much for me is just swinging hard and hope to make contact.

  • Big_PruneBig_Prune Posts: 134 ✭✭✭ Junior
    Pitching.

    What about watching the Braves bullpen to see if they hold on?

  • volatilisvolatilis Posts: 880 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate
    edited May 2019
    Pitching.

    To me, pitching and defense go hand in hand. Nothing better to me than a pitcher's duel. Also, I'll say I'm not for the DH. In fact, if you're gonna DH, do it for every position not just pitcher if you so choose. Change baseball all together if you're gonna tinker.

  • WCDawgWCDawg Posts: 17,293 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate
    Pitching.

    volatilis. When Bobby was running the show and we had a staff with experience, smarts and great control I almost laughed at times at how well Bobby positioned fielders to the point they often barely moved to snag a ground ball or fly. That control/positioning and his own superb defense was a huge part of Mad Dog's success.

  • WCDawgWCDawg Posts: 17,293 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate
    Pitching.

    Big_Prune, you must love danger.

  • volatilisvolatilis Posts: 880 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate
    Pitching.

    Walk off home run is pretty entertaining, too.

  • WCDawgWCDawg Posts: 17,293 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate
    edited May 2019
    Pitching.

    volatilis. If FF waited to swing just a split second longer on a lot of pitches he could be a great power hitter. He has everything else, natural power and a great swing. He's just a whisker out front on many balls that he could crank out of the park if he let them get into his power zone.

  • volatilisvolatilis Posts: 880 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate
    Pitching.

    With Austin in the lineup now, the Braves have a pretty good hitting team. Maybe in the top 5 in both leagues.

  • BankwalkerBankwalker Posts: 5,348 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    I credit Schuerholz with the vastly improved defense that allowed the Braves starters to thrive. The most important “addition” to the organization when Schuerholz came on board was redoing the entire playing surface and not allowing outside events. The stellar starting pitching was what makes the Braves fun to watch.

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