Sean Reiser

Hi I'm Seán Reiser, this is my Personal Blog

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I'm confused, why does Puerto Rico have it's own Olympic Team?
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So I was playing around with colorizing the famous 1923 photo of opening day at Yankee Stadium.

I'm not saying anything against Tiger, but I wonder if wall to wall coverage on all the news networks is necessary for a car crash. Has everything else in the world stopped?

 I came across an old episode of the 1960's Home Run Derby on youtube today and it occurred to me that it would be something that MLB and espn could do during the pandemic.  If you don't know the show it's mostly the same as the Home Run Derby that you see before the All-Star Game.

There are few people needed: the 2 competitors, a pitcher, a catcher, an umpire, an announcer, an outfielder to shag fly balls and some production folks.  You could do away with the umpire and use the cameras they use in the minor leagues.  You could also do away with the catcher and outfielder let the leave the strikes, balls and outs just lay where they land and clean them up between innings.  The stands were empty on the show.  It was social distancing before social distancing.

 

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The odd thing about this #LondonSeries game is not the dimensions of park. It's not the acre of foul territory. It's watching a game where the #yankees and #redsox are both wearing their home uniforms.

Glabor Torres 20-for-41 with 10 HR against Baltimore so far this season. So let's sit him today. I know, I know "analytics don't take into account hot streaks". This modern era of baseball is driving me crazy.

You know at the beginning of the season, I was looking forward to a Yankee outfield of Fraizer, Tauchman, and Wade.  If Bernie didn't put in his retirement papers last year, he'd be next on the depth charge. #yankees #injuryBlues

I posted this on Facebook 5 years ago.  It still applies today.

I've watched a lot of baseball in my life and so far this year we're seeing more infield shifts then I've ever seen before. I'm sure this is the natural evolution of the game but I have a question...

If you come up to bat and look at the infield and realize that the 3rd baseman is positioned where the shortstop normally is... Why in the name in all that is holy aren't you bunting? I get that some batters can't change their swing and go the other way... that's fine, I don’t want to change your swing. But every player should be able to square up and lay down a bunt that will roll up the 3rd base line. Push that bunt past the pitcher and you'll have an easy base hit. I don't care if you're fleet of foot like Brett Gardner or have the turtle like speed of David Ortiz, you'll make it the 90 feet before someone can get to that ball and throw you out. Do this often and one of a few things will happen:

1) The defense will stop these shifts since they don't want to give up "cheap hits".

2) You'll hit .400

Some people might say "we don't pay sluggers to bunt". I say, "if they're giving you a free base, take it". If that same slugger worked a walk you'd be applauding, "Good Eye, Good Eye". You never know what's going to start a rally.

To quote the great Yogi: "Baseball is 90% mental, the other half is physical.".

Now Tulo?  Just  2 weeks ago that I thought the Yankees had a glut of infield talent.