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  • SHOELESSJOE3
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    Originally posted by Old Sweater View Post
    The ping of a bat has been around since 1970 or so. I didn't care for the ping the first time I watched a semi-pro team use them in the early 70's but not once did I consider giving up watching ball, because of the sound a bat made. I watch baseball from little league on up to MLB.
    It's not enough to stop me watching some games with mtal bats, I just don't like it. I always associated the crack of the bat as a wonderful sound in the game, still do.

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  • Old Sweater
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    The ping of a bat has been around since 1970 or so. I didn't care for the ping the first time I watched a semi-pro team use them in the early 70's but not once did I consider giving up watching ball, because of the sound a bat made. I watch baseball from little league on up to MLB.

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  • Richard
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    I just started watching college baseball again last year. I am a Miami Hurricanes fan and I watched the game against UF and I was thinking that the game had a good, brisk pace because the batter never or rarely left the box and the pitcher quickly delivered the next pitch. I am a huge MLB fan and I thought fans would appreciate this and infielders and outfielders.

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  • SHOELESSJOE3
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    Originally posted by west coast orange and black View Post
    metfan13: I can't watch college baseball because of the bats. Just don't like it.

    that's immediately what i thought.
    the "ping" of a batted ball is just so irritating to me. i can not stand it.

    Do not like that at all. The sound of the wood bat meeting the ball, the crack of the bat meeting ball, what a sound especially when at the game, the real thing.

    Ping.......no ....no.
    Last edited by SHOELESSJOE3; 03-09-2008, 06:59 AM.

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  • Pere
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    I like watching summer collegiate wood-bat leagues when I get the chance.

    Originally posted by Richard View Post
    In college, the pitcher delivers the pitch quickly and the batters rarely leave the box, consequently the game seemingly flows better. In MLB, the batters play with the velcro on their batting gloves and constantly step out of the box as the pitcher walks around the mound. I know MLB has tried to make changes but the pace rarely changes.
    This is true. I really, really wish MLB would issue an umpire directive that, once the batter is in the box and the pitcher has been signaled to deliver the first pitch, "time" shall not be granted to batters absent exceptional circumstances.

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  • cardsfanatic
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    I still go and watch college games at my alma mater but outside of that I don't really follow college baseball.

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  • Old Sweater
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    Originally posted by Honus Wagner Rules View Post
    Lack of TV exposure hurts college baseball. In the past I never watched college baseball. This past October I bought a new townhome across the street from Santa Clara University. They field a Division I baseball team and their ballpark is literally about a three minute walk from my home. So I plan to start watching some college games in the future. On and the "ping" of aluminum bats doesn't bother me. I don't even notice it that much.


    Lucky dog! I watched a lot of college and semi-pro ball ,with college players in my hometown. I like the atmosphere with the players friends, family and fellow students in the stands. Plus you are so darn close to the action you can really get into your hometown team.

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  • Honus Wagner Rules
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    Lack of TV exposure hurts college baseball. In the past I never watched college baseball. This past October I bought a new townhome across the street from Santa Clara University. They field a Division I baseball team and their ballpark is literally about a three minute walk from my home. So I plan to start watching some college games in the future. On and the "ping" of aluminum bats doesn't bother me. I don't even notice it that much.

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  • Wade8813
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    I don't mind the bats, but I almost never watch any college sports.

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  • west coast orange and black
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    metfan13: I can't watch college baseball because of the bats. Just don't like it.

    that's immediately what i thought.
    the "ping" of a batted ball is just so irritating to me. i can not stand it.

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  • DodgerBlue8188
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    I agree it would def have benefits to having a more fast paced game. Of course a lot of people who go to the game live don't want that. As well as the marketing and advertising. It would be nice to see a survey done to see how much time is in fact saved with a faster paced game.

    As to why I don't watch college baseball. One, it's not on tv much. I think ESPN2 in my area is the only time there are games on. An like mentioned before, you just don't know any of the players. If you do know them and they are good it's probably going to be another 2-3 years until you see them in the majors.

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  • SamtheBravesFan
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    I don't mind the bats, but I don't watch college baseball much simply because I don't know the players and can't get to know them that well. If I could watch more Georgia Tech baseball, I would, but they are the only college where I care about baseball.

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  • metfan13
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    I can't watch college baseball because of the bats. Just don't like it.

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  • Richard
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    MLB vs. college baseball

    I watch college and Major League baseball, does anyone else prefer the pace of a college versus a MLB game. In college, the pitcher delivers the pitch quickly and the batters rarely leave the box, consequently the game seemingly flows better. In MLB, the batters play with the velcro on their batting gloves and constantly step out of the box as the pitcher walks around the mound. I know MLB has tried to make changes but the pace rarely changes.

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