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Old 04-20-2018, 10:11 PM   #41
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Old 04-20-2018, 10:20 PM   #42
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That's why I said the whole thing got off topic. The opening post for discussion was "does the league need to shorten the season because so many early games get cancelled thanks to bad weather." Not anything about climate change or destruction of the environment. It went from a sports discussion to a political debate to a conflict over religion.

And I include myself among the guilty.
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Old 04-22-2018, 09:39 AM   #43
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So what's with "Schedule mix-up: 2" in 1901?
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So what's with "Schedule mix-up: 2" in 1901?
Back in the day when schedules were created by hand, sometimes mistakes were made. This usually involved one club being scheduled for two different cities on the same date, or one club being scheduled to host two different opponents on the same date.

In the case of the 1901, in the AL for July 3, Boston and Baltimore were scheduled to meet—but the schedule had a game between them in both Boston and Baltimore. The Boston at Baltimore game was cancelled, and the Baltimore at Boston game played. (The two clubs met again the next day in Boston in a holiday doubleheader.) Similarly, Philadelphia and Washington were scheduled to meet, but a game in each city was listed. The match-up at Washington was postponed, and the game in Philadelphia was played. (The two clubs played the next day in Philadelphia in a holiday doubleheader.)
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Ya we've had teams that are "north" for at least 120ish years (and maybe further back then that.....think Detroit had a team in the 1880s, and that's not exactly a tropical paradise in April).
Yeah, but the season used to start in mid-April instead of late March. Move opening day 10-14 days later and the problem will be no worse than it was back then.
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So this season the Indians opened their season on the west coast against Seattle. Fans were pretty snippy about it since they were very late games for us, but the team loved it because it was one less time zone changing flight (they have ST in Arizona). Why not just have the teams most likely to have cancellations plays most of their Southern/West Coast games early on?
The Indians should NEVER have any home games until the last week in April.

I hate the late game times when they begin the season on the West Coast but it's just cruel to play baseball in Cleveland in the sleet and snow. I love my city, but baseball down by the lake in mid-April is depressing.
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Yeah, but the season used to start in mid-April instead of late March. Move opening day 10-14 days later and the problem will be no worse than it was back then.
Again, this year has been an aberration. Postponement rates were much higher in the past; even in the 1970s it was over twice as high as compared to the 2010s.
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Yeah, but the season used to start in mid-April instead of late March. Move opening day 10-14 days later and the problem will be no worse than it was back then.
Was tbis when it was 154 games?
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Was tbis when it was 154 games?
No. In 1980, when there were 162 games the season started in April 9th, 11 days later than this year. In 1990, the season again started on the 9th. The over-expanded playoffs pushed the season start back into the too cold period.
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2018 MLB postponement update

March/April: 27
May: 7
June: 4
July (1st through 12th): 0
Total: 38

Below is a table showing the number of postponement for each section of the regular season (March/April, May, June, July, August, September/October) for the 2009 through 2018 seasons.
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2018  27   7   4   0  --  --   38
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2017  12  15   1   2   6   3   39
2016  11   7   1   2   2   3   26
2015   6   5   8   4   1  14   38
2014  18   5   4   2   3   3   35
2013  18   8   6   3   0   2   37
2012   8   2   2   0   2   7   21
2011  17  15   2   2  11   4   51
2010   2   7   3   1   3   5   21
2009  12   8   6   3   2   6   37
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The problem is playing so many early series in the north. Start the year in domes, Florida & Cali. You can't be shocked Chicago & Cleveland have freezing rain & wind before tax day. That was the norm before everyone started crying about the environment. Give the northern teams maybe 1 series out of the 1st 4 or 5 at home.
This. April in the northern tier states are a 50-50 proposition for decent weather, at best.
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When I was a kid, I loved to go to the Giants and A's games, as part of a scheduled double header. Buy one ticket, get two games, with an hour between them.

Double headers were part of MLB for a hundred years, and only the greed of the owners caused them to go away.

Throw in 5-6 Sunday double headers, and you chop off a full week from the season.
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