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Steve in South Jersey : 3/12/2017 5:05 pm
Interesting extra innings in the Dominican Republic - Columbia game. First I've seen of a rule where after X number of innings they place runners on 1st & 2nd with no outs to start the inning. Based on this one half inning, I think it messes with the pitchers head. Dominican Republic scored 5 runs in this inning so far.
terrible compromise  
RasputinPrime : 3/12/2017 5:06 pm : link
but I guess penalty pitches were not in consideration.

I feel for Columbia. They battled the whole game against a much more talented squad.

Hoping Canada has the same heart in their game today.
Total Meltdown by Columbia  
Steve in South Jersey : 3/12/2017 5:17 pm : link
with this extra inning rule. Pitchers will hate this extra inning tiebreaker. It will be interesting to see more games with this rule.
bullshit rule  
Jints in Carolina : 3/12/2017 5:26 pm : link
stopped watching in the I do with shootouts in hockey.
Like it or not  
Shecky : 3/12/2017 6:04 pm : link
WBC has been a MASSIVE success.
RE: bullshit rule  
pjcas18 : 3/12/2017 6:11 pm : link
In comment 13390506 Jints in Carolina said:
stopped watching in the I do with shootouts in hockey.

While I hate that shootouts decide an extra point in the NHL, not going to lie, I love watching them. They used to say the penalty shot is the most tense/exciting play in sports and the shootout is the same. But to decide a point? stupid. I still watch them though.

The WBC extra innings rule is just ridiculous. I hated it when it began in the 13th inning, in the 11th it's even worse. That I agree, not interested.
One good thing  
Tony in Tampa : 3/13/2017 1:44 pm : link
I hope yesterday's WBC extra inning fiasco puts to rest any talk of using the rule in the MLB someday. Unlike NCAA Football or the NHL where your turn in OT allows you to score a fixed amount of points and then the other team gets a turn, this system benefits the team with the stronger line up and a rally (which may not even be all the pitchers fault) that goes until your offense run out of outs means the game is over. Giving a line up like the DR, 2 men on with nobody out means they are as likely to score 4 runs as 1 or 2.

It was a joke how the MBLTV annoucers were making it sound like Columbia would have a chance in the bottom of the 11th inning. Once you score 3 or more runs in the top of the extra inning the game was over. If nothing else the giving up 3 runs is demoralizing, Giving up 7? Ha!
The WBC in general is a patheitc fucking joke  
Kulish29 : 3/13/2017 1:51 pm : link

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