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Is MLB the only sport left not fixed?

Discussion in 'Sports Zone' started by juck, Sep 25, 2012.

  1. juck

    juck Well-Known Member

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    I mean refs control every other sport to the max. Vegas has no sports teams for a reason.
  2. Kangaroo

    Kangaroo Active Member

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    Baseball refs have been terrible for ever ever moving strike zones :lmao:
  3. WPBCowboysFan

    WPBCowboysFan Well-Known Member

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    The umps always have a nice strike zone for the Yankees tho.
  4. Cowboys&LakersFan

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    :rolleyes:
  5. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    Yes, everything's fixed and against your teams.
  6. juck

    juck Well-Known Member

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    True dat lol
  7. juck

    juck Well-Known Member

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    Against ur team as well.
  8. RastaRocket

    RastaRocket Sanka, Ya Dead Mon? Ya Mon.

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    Yankees - Lakers - Cowboys
  9. Manwiththeplan

    Manwiththeplan Well-Known Member

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    I don't see why anyone who was convinced Sports were fixed, would bother to watch. As a kid, I LOVED professional wrestling, but once I realized it was fake, I stopped watching. Almost instantly. The day I believe the NFL is fixed or choreographed, I'm done. Done watching, done carring and done in general, just no point imo.
  10. Kangaroo

    Kangaroo Active Member

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    They helped out Glavin and Maddux I know old braves fan
  11. TheCoolFan

    TheCoolFan Well-Known Member

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    MLB is probably historically the dirtiest pro sport in America :laugh2:
  12. Cowboys&LakersFan

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    All day every day.
  13. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    Baseball has been just about the only sport that isn't "tainted" by officiating for a while.

    Now, they have a huge steroid problem and always will because the cheaters are ahead of the game at every step of the way.

    But as far as officiating goes, there are more judgement calls in a single baseball game then there are in any other sport.

    Every pitch is a judgement call, every close play at first and every close play at any base.

    But, for the most part I think the baseball officials get the calls rights. Now, maybe it's because baseball leaves little room for doubt. There is no joint possession rule and there isn't a lot of the BS that there is in the NFL regarding subjectivity.

    Baseball has it's rules and they change very little. By nature, they really can't change all that much.

    Every year the NFL institutes about a half dozen new rules and the rulebook has become so cumbersome and convoluted that on any given day, you're likely to get opposite rulings on similar plays. Also, the breadth of the rulebook often times over rules common sense. I guess in the flimsiest of stances you could say there was joint possession last night in the Packers game but any person with a set of eyes and understanding of the game would flat out agree that the Packer intercepted that ball. This isn't basketball where merely touching the ball is enough to cause a "Jump Ball" and thus award possession to the receiver.

    Baseball is likely at the top in terms of on-field performance although they have less to take into consideration than football or basketball does.
  14. RastaRocket

    RastaRocket Sanka, Ya Dead Mon? Ya Mon.

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    It's confusing, but do what you do I guess haha.
  15. Manwiththeplan

    Manwiththeplan Well-Known Member

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    why is it confusing?
  16. Doomsday

    Doomsday Rising Star

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    Baseball is rigged in other ways. Yankees $200 million plus in payroll, KC Royals $61 million. Heck even an average teams like the Rockies have no shot to sustain winning baseball at $80 million. Sports is suppose to be about competition, that isnt very competitive.
  17. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    It only seems that way because the Yankees can hit.
  18. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    Every team has the same ability to spend on players. Since the owners will not open the books, you can not say that the Yankees or any other team has more money to spend then any other team. You can't confirm what other teams are making and how much owners are pocketing as opposed to spending.
  19. blindzebra

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    Actually baseball is the easiest to officiate and I disagree on it having more judgment calls.

    It has more VISIBLE calls, but there are far more decisions to make in basketball. Football is close too.

    Success in officiating basketball is more on what is not called. You have thousands of "calls" to make in a basketball game...it is that 95% of them don't have a whistle.
  20. WPBCowboysFan

    WPBCowboysFan Well-Known Member

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    This sounds like a Yankees fan response.

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