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jun 18

Matching Ichiro? Only Jose Altuve has a chance, and don’t count on it

In 2013, Adrian Beltre and Matt Carpenter tied for the major league lead in hits. Each had 199, making it the first time since 1990, when Willie McGee led the majors with 199 hits, that the a non-strike season saw Bruce Bochy Jersey nobody reach 200 hits.Jose Altuve had 225 hits and Michael Brantley racked up 200 in 2014, then last year Altuve had 200 and Dee Gordon led the majors with 205. This year, Altuve is leading baseball with 155 hits, putting him on pace for 226.MORE: Ranking baseball’s 50 best players All that Altuve has to do next is the same thing, every year through 2023, and he’ll match Ichiro’s most impre sive achievement.From 2001-10, Ichiro had at least 200 hits every season. He led the majors seven times, including with a record 262 hits in 2004. His average hit total during the decade-long streak was 224, and he only https://www.giantsedge.com/san-francisco-giants/brandon-belt-jersey failed to reach 210 hits in two of the seasons, 2002 and 2005.With his streak, Ichiro became the second player in major league history to reach 200 hits in 10 seasons. The other was Pete Rose, whose 10 seasons of 200-plus hits were non-consecutive Rose did it in 1965-66, 1968-70, 1973, 1975-77 and 1979.As the only player in anything resembling active pursuit of Ichiro, the challenge for Altuve is to continue to hit at an elite level for seven-plus more years, which also means staying in pretty much perfect health for seven-plus more years. Altuve’s hit pace since the Juan Marichal Jersey start of 2014 gives him 200 hits every 146 games, so even one trip to the disabled list for a pulled muscle could be the end of any thoughts of matching Ichiro, who during his 10-year run averaged 158.8 games per season.With just 15 hits to go before he reaches 1,000 for his career, still younger than Ichiro was when he arrived in the United States, there is a good chance for Altuve to match Ichiro’s accomplishment of joining the 3,000 hit club. But even having the best chance of anyone on the planet to get on Ichiro’s level for consistent excellence over a decade, it’s hard to like Altuve’s odds. That’s what separates the greats from the legends.

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jun 10

Let’s be honest: MLB games are great for multitasking, so pace of play is just fine

Crazy thought: Baseball’s pace of play is just fine, despite what you might’ve heard.Forget about those proposals for pitch clocks, a new strike zone, eliminating the four-pitch intentional walk or even shortening games to seven innings. None of them is nece sary to improve the game, and they all mi s a key point that’s a big part of baseball’s beauty and popularity as a spectator sport:Baseball games are great for multitasking.Yes, I’m serious.FAGAN: Cubs poised for World Series returnDon’t like the down time during games? Then do other things while you watch like baseball fans havealways done. So what if games are slow?This isn’t a crisis. This is just baseball.Astute fans have long known to embrace the pace. (Hey, that could be hashtag: #EmbraceThePace.)Game’s not zipping along? Fine. Get a snack, iron a shirt, tweet, find that article you keep https://www.bravesedges.com/atlanta-braves/tyler-flowers-jersey meaning to read, check on another game, work out, do your homework, catch up on email, do your taxes, do, well, anything you want.Baseball allows it. It’smade for it. We know this. We https://www.bravesedges.com/atlanta-braves/bobby-cox-jersey ‘ve always known this. Why is this a big deal?Baseball doesn’t require exclusivity. It offers an open relationship. Taking advantage doesn’t make you an adulterousfan, just a shrewdone.And let’s be honest:Baseball isn’t always spellbinding. It’s OK to admit this, dear fans.Baseball doesn’t require our complete attention 100 percent of the time.There are plenty of stretcheswhen nothing of notehappens: A pitcher doesn’t like the ball, so he to ses it in for a new one. A batter breaks his bat, so the bat boy brings him another one. The pitcher and catcher can’t get together on signs, so they call time out to talk about it.Not to mention pitching changes, replay reviews and 14-pitch at-bats in the fourth inning that produce 10 foul balls and end with a grounder to second. Add it all up andyou’vegota lot of dead time. But. That’s. OK. If nothing else, it makes exciting plays that explode out of that dead time all the more thrilling: a standup triple, an inside-the-park home run, a diving catch.MORE: 2017 PECOTA projections love the Dodgers, still hate the RoyalsHere’s the thing: Fans don’t usually complain that games are too long, as long as they’re entertained. And baseball itself is entertaining. That’s why we like it.But baseball was never meant to be a fast-paced affair.Generally speaking, even most fans attending games, if they’re being honest, want the experience to last as long as po sible, whether a scorele s tie or a slugfest. That’s probably true for a lot of fans watching on TV, too.We definitely know that’s true of the season itself, as fans love to long for baseball when it’s not on,to wax poetic about how much they mi s it and how it warms the soul and makes life better. Tyler Flowers Jersey That’s because, for fans, any baseball is good baseball.Which is to say, baseball is always good, no matter how long it takes.The game’s deliberate pace is not a detriment, folks.It’s an a set. Embrace it.

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