27 Jul 2006 22:28:22
Tony Sr.
Baseball and changes

paintball is no different...I really remember the spitball and the slap on
the hand they would get...no different with paintball Doug...suck it up
dude.

"Use of the DH takes something away from the game." - Chub Feeney
The rules have evolved from the original Knickerbocker Rules
in 1845, to the first set of National League rules in 1877. Since those
years, some major changes and rule additions have taken place and Baseball
Almanac has, hopefully, listed them into an easy to understand timeline.

Knickerbocker Rule Change Timeline

In Chronological Order


Year
Change In Official Knickerbocker Rules

1857 The game was won when one side scored 21 aces. Now it is a
9 inning contest and the highest scoring team wins.


1858 Called strikes are introduced.
A batter is out on a batted ball, fair or foul, if caught on the
fly or after one bounce.
The baserunner is no longer required to touch each base in
order.

1863 Bat size is regulated.
Pitcher's box is now 12 feet by 4 feet.
The pitcher is no longer allowed to take a step during his
delivery and he had to pitch with both feet on the ground at the same time.
Home base and pitcher's box must be marked.
No base can be made on a foul ball.

1864 Out on a fair bound is removed and the "fly catch" of fair
balls is adopted.
Each base runner must touch each base in making the circuit.
Henry Chadwick's scoring system is introduced.

1865 Batting averages are included.

1867 Pitcher's box is now made into a 6 foot square. Pitcher is
now permitted to move around inside this box.
The batter is given the privilege of calling for a low or high
pitch.

1872 Ball size and weight are regulated and remain the same to
this date.
Year Change In Official Knickerbocker Rules





National League / Major League Rule Change Timeline

In Chronological Order


Year
Change In Official Major League Rules


1877 Canvas bases 15 inches square were introduced.

Home plate was placed in the angle formed by the intersection of
the first and third base lines.
The hitter was exempted from a time at bat if he walked.

1879 Player reserve clause was for the first time put into a
contract.
The number of "called balls" became 9 and all balls were either
strikes, balls or fouls.
The pitcher had to face a batsman before pitching to him.
A staff of umpires was first introduced.

1880 Base on balls was reduced to 8 "called balls."
The base runner was out if hit by a batted ball.
The catcher had to catch the pitch on the fly in order to
register and out on a third strike.

1883 The "foul bound catch" was abolished and the pitcher could
deliver a ball from above his waist.

1884 All restrictions on the delivery of a pitcher were removed.
Six "called balls" became a base on balls.
Championships were to be decided on a percentage basis.

1885 One portion of the bat could be flat (one side).
Home base could be made of marble or whitened rubber.
Chest protectors worn by catchers and umpires came into use.

1887 The pitcher's box was reduced to 4 feet by 5 1/2 feet.
Calling for high and low pitches was abolished.
Five balls became a base on balls.
Four "called strikes" were adopted for this season only.
Bases on balls were recorded as hits for this season only.
The batter was awarded first base when hit by a pitch.
Home plate was to be made of rubber only - dropping the marble
type and was to be 12 inches square.
Coaches were recognized by the rules for the first time ever.

1888 Player reserve clause was written into the contracts of
minor leaguers for the first time.
The base on balls exemption from a time at bat was restored.
A batsman was credited with a base hit when a runner was hit by
his batted ball.

1889 Four balls became a base on balls.
A sacrifice bunt was statistically recognized.

1891 Substitutions were permitted at any point in the game.
Large padded mitts were allowed for catchers.

1893 Pitching distance increased from 50 feet to 60 feet 6
inches.
The pitching box was eliminated and a rubber slab 12 inches by 4
inches was substituted.
The pitcher was required to place his rear foot against the
slab.
The rule exempting a batter from a time at bat on a sacrifice
was instituted.
The rule allowing a flat side to a bat was rescinded and the
requirement that the bat be round and wholly of hard wood was substituted.

1894 Foul bunts were classified as strikes.

1895 Pitching slab was enlarged to 24 inches by 6 inches.
Bats were permitted to be 2 3/4 inches in diameter and not to
exceed 42 inches.
Infield-fly rule was adopted.
A held foul tip was classified as a strike.

1901 Catchers were compelled to remain continuously under the
bat.

1903 Foul strike rule was adopted by the American League.

1904 Height of the mound was limited to 15 inches higher than
the level of the baselines.

1908 Pitchers were prohibited from soiling a new ball.
Shinguards were reintroduced.
The sacrifice fly rule was adopted.

1910 The cork center was added to the official baseball.

1917 Earned-run statistics and definitions were added to the
rules.

1920 All freak deliveries, including the spitball, were
outlawed.
The failure of a preceding runner to touch a base would not
affect the status of a succeeding runner.
The batter was given credit for a home run in the last of the
ninth inning if the winning run was on base when the ball was hit out of the
field.
The number of runs batted in were to be included in the official
score.
Frivolous ninth-inning uncontested steals in one-sided games
were discarded.

1925 Pitcher was allowed to use a resin bag.
The minimum home-run distance was set at 250 feet.

1931 Sacrifice fly rule was brought back, this time with a man
scoring after the catch only.
Defensive interference was changed from an offense solely by a
catcher to one by a fielder as well.
No fielder could take a position in line with a batter's vision
with the deliberate intent to in any way distract the batter.
Regulations referring to a batter contacting his own ball were
clarified as was the area of bases awarded a batter when a defensive player
threw his glove at a batted or thrown ball or in the case of spectator
interference.

1953 Players were to remove their gloves from the field (in
1954) when batting and no equipment was to show on the field at any time.

1959 Regulations were set up for minimum boundaries for all new
parks, 325-400-325 feet.

1968 The anti-spitball rule was rewritten and tightened up
because of the wave of moistened pitches that floated plateward the prior
season.

1969 The pitcher's mound was dropped five inches.
The strike zone was shrunken to the area from the armpits to the
top of the batter's knees.
The save rule was added to the official rules for the first
time.

1971 All major-league players were ordered to wear protective
helmets.

1973 The rule on glove size and color was minutely outlined for
standardization.
The American League began using designated hitter for pitchers
on an experimental basis.

1974 The save rule was rewritten.
Minimum standards for individual championships were outlined.

1975 The ball was permitted to be covered with cowhide because
of the shortage of horses.
Suspension for three days became mandatory if batter were to hit
a fair ball with a filled, doctored or flat-surfaced bat.
The save rule was changed again.
Year Change In Official Major League Rules







28 Jul 2006 02:07:43
Jeff Goslin
Re: Baseball and changes

Tony, as if it weren't crystal clear already, this post solidifies in
concrete the fact that you are, without a doubt, the most clueless fuck on
the planet. An argument with you about tourney vs rec is over before it
starts, not because you have already formed an opinion and are unwilling to
change it, no, oh no, if it were only that simple. No, instead, the
argument is lost because you don't even understand what the other people are
talking about. As such, you win every discussion by default, mainly because
you can't begin to comprehend what the other people are saying. It must be
absolutely lovely to live in a world like that, where, amazingly, nobody
seems to know what they are talking about. The reality is far harsher.
Everyone else knows what they are talking about, and you are, plain and
simple, too stupid to understand what is being said.

--
Jeff Goslin - MCSD - www.goslin.info
It's not a god complex when you're always right


"Tony Sr." <amargio1@cox.net > wrote in message
news:Wfhyg.39493$AB3.30002@fed1read02...
> paintball is no different...I really remember the spitball and the slap on
> the hand they would get...no different with paintball Doug...suck it up
> dude.
>
> "Use of the DH takes something away from the game." - Chub Feeney
> The rules have evolved from the original Knickerbocker
> Rules
> in 1845, to the first set of National League rules in 1877. Since those
> years, some major changes and rule additions have taken place and Baseball
> Almanac has, hopefully, listed them into an easy to understand timeline.
>
> Knickerbocker Rule Change Timeline
>
> In Chronological Order
>
>
> Year
> Change In Official Knickerbocker Rules
>
> 1857 The game was won when one side scored 21 aces. Now it is a
> 9 inning contest and the highest scoring team wins.
>
>
> 1858 Called strikes are introduced.
> A batter is out on a batted ball, fair or foul, if caught on
> the
> fly or after one bounce.
> The baserunner is no longer required to touch each base in
> order.
>
> 1863 Bat size is regulated.
> Pitcher's box is now 12 feet by 4 feet.
> The pitcher is no longer allowed to take a step during his
> delivery and he had to pitch with both feet on the ground at the same
> time.
> Home base and pitcher's box must be marked.
> No base can be made on a foul ball.
>
> 1864 Out on a fair bound is removed and the "fly catch" of fair
> balls is adopted.
> Each base runner must touch each base in making the circuit.
> Henry Chadwick's scoring system is introduced.
>
> 1865 Batting averages are included.
>
> 1867 Pitcher's box is now made into a 6 foot square. Pitcher is
> now permitted to move around inside this box.
> The batter is given the privilege of calling for a low or high
> pitch.
>
> 1872 Ball size and weight are regulated and remain the same to
> this date.
> Year Change In Official Knickerbocker Rules
>
>
>
>
>
> National League / Major League Rule Change Timeline
>
> In Chronological Order
>
>
> Year
> Change In Official Major League Rules
>
>
> 1877 Canvas bases 15 inches square were introduced.
>
> Home plate was placed in the angle formed by the intersection
> of
> the first and third base lines.
> The hitter was exempted from a time at bat if he walked.
>
> 1879 Player reserve clause was for the first time put into a
> contract.
> The number of "called balls" became 9 and all balls were either
> strikes, balls or fouls.
> The pitcher had to face a batsman before pitching to him.
> A staff of umpires was first introduced.
>
> 1880 Base on balls was reduced to 8 "called balls."
> The base runner was out if hit by a batted ball.
> The catcher had to catch the pitch on the fly in order to
> register and out on a third strike.
>
> 1883 The "foul bound catch" was abolished and the pitcher could
> deliver a ball from above his waist.
>
> 1884 All restrictions on the delivery of a pitcher were
> removed.
> Six "called balls" became a base on balls.
> Championships were to be decided on a percentage basis.
>
> 1885 One portion of the bat could be flat (one side).
> Home base could be made of marble or whitened rubber.
> Chest protectors worn by catchers and umpires came into use.
>
> 1887 The pitcher's box was reduced to 4 feet by 5 1/2 feet.
> Calling for high and low pitches was abolished.
> Five balls became a base on balls.
> Four "called strikes" were adopted for this season only.
> Bases on balls were recorded as hits for this season only.
> The batter was awarded first base when hit by a pitch.
> Home plate was to be made of rubber only - dropping the marble
> type and was to be 12 inches square.
> Coaches were recognized by the rules for the first time ever.
>
> 1888 Player reserve clause was written into the contracts of
> minor leaguers for the first time.
> The base on balls exemption from a time at bat was restored.
> A batsman was credited with a base hit when a runner was hit by
> his batted ball.
>
> 1889 Four balls became a base on balls.
> A sacrifice bunt was statistically recognized.
>
> 1891 Substitutions were permitted at any point in the game.
> Large padded mitts were allowed for catchers.
>
> 1893 Pitching distance increased from 50 feet to 60 feet 6
> inches.
> The pitching box was eliminated and a rubber slab 12 inches by
> 4
> inches was substituted.
> The pitcher was required to place his rear foot against the
> slab.
> The rule exempting a batter from a time at bat on a sacrifice
> was instituted.
> The rule allowing a flat side to a bat was rescinded and the
> requirement that the bat be round and wholly of hard wood was substituted.
>
> 1894 Foul bunts were classified as strikes.
>
> 1895 Pitching slab was enlarged to 24 inches by 6 inches.
> Bats were permitted to be 2 3/4 inches in diameter and not to
> exceed 42 inches.
> Infield-fly rule was adopted.
> A held foul tip was classified as a strike.
>
> 1901 Catchers were compelled to remain continuously under the
> bat.
>
> 1903 Foul strike rule was adopted by the American League.
>
> 1904 Height of the mound was limited to 15 inches higher than
> the level of the baselines.
>
> 1908 Pitchers were prohibited from soiling a new ball.
> Shinguards were reintroduced.
> The sacrifice fly rule was adopted.
>
> 1910 The cork center was added to the official baseball.
>
> 1917 Earned-run statistics and definitions were added to the
> rules.
>
> 1920 All freak deliveries, including the spitball, were
> outlawed.
> The failure of a preceding runner to touch a base would not
> affect the status of a succeeding runner.
> The batter was given credit for a home run in the last of the
> ninth inning if the winning run was on base when the ball was hit out of
> the
> field.
> The number of runs batted in were to be included in the
> official
> score.
> Frivolous ninth-inning uncontested steals in one-sided games
> were discarded.
>
> 1925 Pitcher was allowed to use a resin bag.
> The minimum home-run distance was set at 250 feet.
>
> 1931 Sacrifice fly rule was brought back, this time with a man
> scoring after the catch only.
> Defensive interference was changed from an offense solely by a
> catcher to one by a fielder as well.
> No fielder could take a position in line with a batter's vision
> with the deliberate intent to in any way distract the batter.
> Regulations referring to a batter contacting his own ball were
> clarified as was the area of bases awarded a batter when a defensive
> player
> threw his glove at a batted or thrown ball or in the case of spectator
> interference.
>
> 1953 Players were to remove their gloves from the field (in
> 1954) when batting and no equipment was to show on the field at any time.
>
> 1959 Regulations were set up for minimum boundaries for all new
> parks, 325-400-325 feet.
>
> 1968 The anti-spitball rule was rewritten and tightened up
> because of the wave of moistened pitches that floated plateward the prior
> season.
>
> 1969 The pitcher's mound was dropped five inches.
> The strike zone was shrunken to the area from the armpits to
> the
> top of the batter's knees.
> The save rule was added to the official rules for the first
> time.
>
> 1971 All major-league players were ordered to wear protective
> helmets.
>
> 1973 The rule on glove size and color was minutely outlined for
> standardization.
> The American League began using designated hitter for pitchers
> on an experimental basis.
>
> 1974 The save rule was rewritten.
> Minimum standards for individual championships were outlined.
>
> 1975 The ball was permitted to be covered with cowhide because
> of the shortage of horses.
> Suspension for three days became mandatory if batter were to
> hit
> a fair ball with a filled, doctored or flat-surfaced bat.
> The save rule was changed again.
> Year Change In Official Major League Rules
>
>
>
>
>



28 Jul 2006 02:48:55
Tony Sr.
Re: Baseball and changes

why Jeff ? because you and the other tards can not see what i post nor
understand...i say tourny ball brings huge amount of people and Tard # 1
says ....well that wouldn't happen if they did not play in a populated
city...does Tard # 3 ( Jeff ) back me up on that...fuck no because he is
tard # 3..why should Hockey...Baseball...Football...Basketball play in
populated cities ?? ah fuck it your to stupid to ask !
"Jeff Goslin" <autockr@comcast.net > wrote in message
news:4NudnfhGHJ0qNFTZnZ2dnUVZ_vGdnZ2d@comcast.com...
> Tony, as if it weren't crystal clear already, this post solidifies in
> concrete the fact that you are, without a doubt, the most clueless fuck on
> the planet. An argument with you about tourney vs rec is over before it
> starts, not because you have already formed an opinion and are unwilling
to
> change it, no, oh no, if it were only that simple. No, instead, the
> argument is lost because you don't even understand what the other people
are
> talking about. As such, you win every discussion by default, mainly
because
> you can't begin to comprehend what the other people are saying. It must
be
> absolutely lovely to live in a world like that, where, amazingly, nobody
> seems to know what they are talking about. The reality is far harsher.
> Everyone else knows what they are talking about, and you are, plain and
> simple, too stupid to understand what is being said.
>
> --
> Jeff Goslin - MCSD - www.goslin.info
> It's not a god complex when you're always right
>
>
> "Tony Sr." <amargio1@cox.net> wrote in message
> news:Wfhyg.39493$AB3.30002@fed1read02...
> > paintball is no different...I really remember the spitball and the slap
on
> > the hand they would get...no different with paintball Doug...suck it up
> > dude.
> >
> > "Use of the DH takes something away from the game." - Chub Feeney
> > The rules have evolved from the original Knickerbocker
> > Rules
> > in 1845, to the first set of National League rules in 1877. Since those
> > years, some major changes and rule additions have taken place and
Baseball
> > Almanac has, hopefully, listed them into an easy to understand timeline.
> >
> > Knickerbocker Rule Change Timeline
> >
> > In Chronological Order
> >
> >
> > Year
> > Change In Official Knickerbocker Rules
> >
> > 1857 The game was won when one side scored 21 aces. Now it is
a
> > 9 inning contest and the highest scoring team wins.
> >
> >
> > 1858 Called strikes are introduced.
> > A batter is out on a batted ball, fair or foul, if caught on
> > the
> > fly or after one bounce.
> > The baserunner is no longer required to touch each base in
> > order.
> >
> > 1863 Bat size is regulated.
> > Pitcher's box is now 12 feet by 4 feet.
> > The pitcher is no longer allowed to take a step during his
> > delivery and he had to pitch with both feet on the ground at the same
> > time.
> > Home base and pitcher's box must be marked.
> > No base can be made on a foul ball.
> >
> > 1864 Out on a fair bound is removed and the "fly catch" of
fair
> > balls is adopted.
> > Each base runner must touch each base in making the circuit.
> > Henry Chadwick's scoring system is introduced.
> >
> > 1865 Batting averages are included.
> >
> > 1867 Pitcher's box is now made into a 6 foot square. Pitcher
is
> > now permitted to move around inside this box.
> > The batter is given the privilege of calling for a low or
high
> > pitch.
> >
> > 1872 Ball size and weight are regulated and remain the same
to
> > this date.
> > Year Change In Official Knickerbocker Rules
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > National League / Major League Rule Change Timeline
> >
> > In Chronological Order
> >
> >
> > Year
> > Change In Official Major League Rules
> >
> >
> > 1877 Canvas bases 15 inches square were introduced.
> >
> > Home plate was placed in the angle formed by the intersection
> > of
> > the first and third base lines.
> > The hitter was exempted from a time at bat if he walked.
> >
> > 1879 Player reserve clause was for the first time put into a
> > contract.
> > The number of "called balls" became 9 and all balls were
either
> > strikes, balls or fouls.
> > The pitcher had to face a batsman before pitching to him.
> > A staff of umpires was first introduced.
> >
> > 1880 Base on balls was reduced to 8 "called balls."
> > The base runner was out if hit by a batted ball.
> > The catcher had to catch the pitch on the fly in order to
> > register and out on a third strike.
> >
> > 1883 The "foul bound catch" was abolished and the pitcher
could
> > deliver a ball from above his waist.
> >
> > 1884 All restrictions on the delivery of a pitcher were
> > removed.
> > Six "called balls" became a base on balls.
> > Championships were to be decided on a percentage basis.
> >
> > 1885 One portion of the bat could be flat (one side).
> > Home base could be made of marble or whitened rubber.
> > Chest protectors worn by catchers and umpires came into use.
> >
> > 1887 The pitcher's box was reduced to 4 feet by 5 1/2 feet.
> > Calling for high and low pitches was abolished.
> > Five balls became a base on balls.
> > Four "called strikes" were adopted for this season only.
> > Bases on balls were recorded as hits for this season only.
> > The batter was awarded first base when hit by a pitch.
> > Home plate was to be made of rubber only - dropping the
marble
> > type and was to be 12 inches square.
> > Coaches were recognized by the rules for the first time ever.
> >
> > 1888 Player reserve clause was written into the contracts of
> > minor leaguers for the first time.
> > The base on balls exemption from a time at bat was restored.
> > A batsman was credited with a base hit when a runner was hit
by
> > his batted ball.
> >
> > 1889 Four balls became a base on balls.
> > A sacrifice bunt was statistically recognized.
> >
> > 1891 Substitutions were permitted at any point in the game.
> > Large padded mitts were allowed for catchers.
> >
> > 1893 Pitching distance increased from 50 feet to 60 feet 6
> > inches.
> > The pitching box was eliminated and a rubber slab 12 inches
by
> > 4
> > inches was substituted.
> > The pitcher was required to place his rear foot against the
> > slab.
> > The rule exempting a batter from a time at bat on a sacrifice
> > was instituted.
> > The rule allowing a flat side to a bat was rescinded and the
> > requirement that the bat be round and wholly of hard wood was
substituted.
> >
> > 1894 Foul bunts were classified as strikes.
> >
> > 1895 Pitching slab was enlarged to 24 inches by 6 inches.
> > Bats were permitted to be 2 3/4 inches in diameter and not to
> > exceed 42 inches.
> > Infield-fly rule was adopted.
> > A held foul tip was classified as a strike.
> >
> > 1901 Catchers were compelled to remain continuously under the
> > bat.
> >
> > 1903 Foul strike rule was adopted by the American League.
> >
> > 1904 Height of the mound was limited to 15 inches higher than
> > the level of the baselines.
> >
> > 1908 Pitchers were prohibited from soiling a new ball.
> > Shinguards were reintroduced.
> > The sacrifice fly rule was adopted.
> >
> > 1910 The cork center was added to the official baseball.
> >
> > 1917 Earned-run statistics and definitions were added to the
> > rules.
> >
> > 1920 All freak deliveries, including the spitball, were
> > outlawed.
> > The failure of a preceding runner to touch a base would not
> > affect the status of a succeeding runner.
> > The batter was given credit for a home run in the last of the
> > ninth inning if the winning run was on base when the ball was hit out of
> > the
> > field.
> > The number of runs batted in were to be included in the
> > official
> > score.
> > Frivolous ninth-inning uncontested steals in one-sided games
> > were discarded.
> >
> > 1925 Pitcher was allowed to use a resin bag.
> > The minimum home-run distance was set at 250 feet.
> >
> > 1931 Sacrifice fly rule was brought back, this time with a
man
> > scoring after the catch only.
> > Defensive interference was changed from an offense solely by
a
> > catcher to one by a fielder as well.
> > No fielder could take a position in line with a batter's
vision
> > with the deliberate intent to in any way distract the batter.
> > Regulations referring to a batter contacting his own ball
were
> > clarified as was the area of bases awarded a batter when a defensive
> > player
> > threw his glove at a batted or thrown ball or in the case of spectator
> > interference.
> >
> > 1953 Players were to remove their gloves from the field (in
> > 1954) when batting and no equipment was to show on the field at any
time.
> >
> > 1959 Regulations were set up for minimum boundaries for all
new
> > parks, 325-400-325 feet.
> >
> > 1968 The anti-spitball rule was rewritten and tightened up
> > because of the wave of moistened pitches that floated plateward the
prior
> > season.
> >
> > 1969 The pitcher's mound was dropped five inches.
> > The strike zone was shrunken to the area from the armpits to
> > the
> > top of the batter's knees.
> > The save rule was added to the official rules for the first
> > time.
> >
> > 1971 All major-league players were ordered to wear protective
> > helmets.
> >
> > 1973 The rule on glove size and color was minutely outlined
for
> > standardization.
> > The American League began using designated hitter for
pitchers
> > on an experimental basis.
> >
> > 1974 The save rule was rewritten.
> > Minimum standards for individual championships were outlined.
> >
> > 1975 The ball was permitted to be covered with cowhide
because
> > of the shortage of horses.
> > Suspension for three days became mandatory if batter were to
> > hit
> > a fair ball with a filled, doctored or flat-surfaced bat.
> > The save rule was changed again.
> > Year Change In Official Major League Rules
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
>




28 Jul 2006 07:20:34
Jeff Goslin
Re: Baseball and changes

Bottom line: You just don't "get it". *airplane noises* It's over your
head.

--
Jeff Goslin - MCSD - www.goslin.info
It's not a god complex when you're always right


"Tony Sr." <amargio1@cox.net > wrote in message
news:c4lyg.39522$AB3.2706@fed1read02...
> why Jeff ? because you and the other tards can not see what i post nor
> understand...i say tourny ball brings huge amount of people and Tard # 1
> says ....well that wouldn't happen if they did not play in a populated
> city...does Tard # 3 ( Jeff ) back me up on that...fuck no because he is
> tard # 3..why should Hockey...Baseball...Football...Basketball play in
> populated cities ?? ah fuck it your to stupid to ask !
> "Jeff Goslin" <autockr@comcast.net> wrote in message
> news:4NudnfhGHJ0qNFTZnZ2dnUVZ_vGdnZ2d@comcast.com...
>> Tony, as if it weren't crystal clear already, this post solidifies in
>> concrete the fact that you are, without a doubt, the most clueless fuck
>> on
>> the planet. An argument with you about tourney vs rec is over before it
>> starts, not because you have already formed an opinion and are unwilling
> to
>> change it, no, oh no, if it were only that simple. No, instead, the
>> argument is lost because you don't even understand what the other people
> are
>> talking about. As such, you win every discussion by default, mainly
> because
>> you can't begin to comprehend what the other people are saying. It must
> be
>> absolutely lovely to live in a world like that, where, amazingly, nobody
>> seems to know what they are talking about. The reality is far harsher.
>> Everyone else knows what they are talking about, and you are, plain and
>> simple, too stupid to understand what is being said.
>>
>> --
>> Jeff Goslin - MCSD - www.goslin.info
>> It's not a god complex when you're always right
>>
>>
>> "Tony Sr." <amargio1@cox.net> wrote in message
>> news:Wfhyg.39493$AB3.30002@fed1read02...
>> > paintball is no different...I really remember the spitball and the slap
> on
>> > the hand they would get...no different with paintball Doug...suck it up
>> > dude.
>> >
>> > "Use of the DH takes something away from the game." - Chub Feeney
>> > The rules have evolved from the original Knickerbocker
>> > Rules
>> > in 1845, to the first set of National League rules in 1877. Since those
>> > years, some major changes and rule additions have taken place and
> Baseball
>> > Almanac has, hopefully, listed them into an easy to understand
>> > timeline.
>> >
>> > Knickerbocker Rule Change Timeline
>> >
>> > In Chronological Order
>> >
>> >
>> > Year
>> > Change In Official Knickerbocker Rules
>> >
>> > 1857 The game was won when one side scored 21 aces. Now it
>> > is
> a
>> > 9 inning contest and the highest scoring team wins.
>> >
>> >
>> > 1858 Called strikes are introduced.
>> > A batter is out on a batted ball, fair or foul, if caught on
>> > the
>> > fly or after one bounce.
>> > The baserunner is no longer required to touch each base in
>> > order.
>> >
>> > 1863 Bat size is regulated.
>> > Pitcher's box is now 12 feet by 4 feet.
>> > The pitcher is no longer allowed to take a step during his
>> > delivery and he had to pitch with both feet on the ground at the same
>> > time.
>> > Home base and pitcher's box must be marked.
>> > No base can be made on a foul ball.
>> >
>> > 1864 Out on a fair bound is removed and the "fly catch" of
> fair
>> > balls is adopted.
>> > Each base runner must touch each base in making the circuit.
>> > Henry Chadwick's scoring system is introduced.
>> >
>> > 1865 Batting averages are included.
>> >
>> > 1867 Pitcher's box is now made into a 6 foot square. Pitcher
> is
>> > now permitted to move around inside this box.
>> > The batter is given the privilege of calling for a low or
> high
>> > pitch.
>> >
>> > 1872 Ball size and weight are regulated and remain the same
> to
>> > this date.
>> > Year Change In Official Knickerbocker Rules
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > National League / Major League Rule Change Timeline
>> >
>> > In Chronological Order
>> >
>> >
>> > Year
>> > Change In Official Major League Rules
>> >
>> >
>> > 1877 Canvas bases 15 inches square were introduced.
>> >
>> > Home plate was placed in the angle formed by the
>> > intersection
>> > of
>> > the first and third base lines.
>> > The hitter was exempted from a time at bat if he walked.
>> >
>> > 1879 Player reserve clause was for the first time put into a
>> > contract.
>> > The number of "called balls" became 9 and all balls were
> either
>> > strikes, balls or fouls.
>> > The pitcher had to face a batsman before pitching to him.
>> > A staff of umpires was first introduced.
>> >
>> > 1880 Base on balls was reduced to 8 "called balls."
>> > The base runner was out if hit by a batted ball.
>> > The catcher had to catch the pitch on the fly in order to
>> > register and out on a third strike.
>> >
>> > 1883 The "foul bound catch" was abolished and the pitcher
> could
>> > deliver a ball from above his waist.
>> >
>> > 1884 All restrictions on the delivery of a pitcher were
>> > removed.
>> > Six "called balls" became a base on balls.
>> > Championships were to be decided on a percentage basis.
>> >
>> > 1885 One portion of the bat could be flat (one side).
>> > Home base could be made of marble or whitened rubber.
>> > Chest protectors worn by catchers and umpires came into use.
>> >
>> > 1887 The pitcher's box was reduced to 4 feet by 5 1/2 feet.
>> > Calling for high and low pitches was abolished.
>> > Five balls became a base on balls.
>> > Four "called strikes" were adopted for this season only.
>> > Bases on balls were recorded as hits for this season only.
>> > The batter was awarded first base when hit by a pitch.
>> > Home plate was to be made of rubber only - dropping the
> marble
>> > type and was to be 12 inches square.
>> > Coaches were recognized by the rules for the first time
>> > ever.
>> >
>> > 1888 Player reserve clause was written into the contracts of
>> > minor leaguers for the first time.
>> > The base on balls exemption from a time at bat was restored.
>> > A batsman was credited with a base hit when a runner was hit
> by
>> > his batted ball.
>> >
>> > 1889 Four balls became a base on balls.
>> > A sacrifice bunt was statistically recognized.
>> >
>> > 1891 Substitutions were permitted at any point in the game.
>> > Large padded mitts were allowed for catchers.
>> >
>> > 1893 Pitching distance increased from 50 feet to 60 feet 6
>> > inches.
>> > The pitching box was eliminated and a rubber slab 12 inches
> by
>> > 4
>> > inches was substituted.
>> > The pitcher was required to place his rear foot against the
>> > slab.
>> > The rule exempting a batter from a time at bat on a
>> > sacrifice
>> > was instituted.
>> > The rule allowing a flat side to a bat was rescinded and the
>> > requirement that the bat be round and wholly of hard wood was
> substituted.
>> >
>> > 1894 Foul bunts were classified as strikes.
>> >
>> > 1895 Pitching slab was enlarged to 24 inches by 6 inches.
>> > Bats were permitted to be 2 3/4 inches in diameter and not
>> > to
>> > exceed 42 inches.
>> > Infield-fly rule was adopted.
>> > A held foul tip was classified as a strike.
>> >
>> > 1901 Catchers were compelled to remain continuously under
>> > the
>> > bat.
>> >
>> > 1903 Foul strike rule was adopted by the American League.
>> >
>> > 1904 Height of the mound was limited to 15 inches higher
>> > than
>> > the level of the baselines.
>> >
>> > 1908 Pitchers were prohibited from soiling a new ball.
>> > Shinguards were reintroduced.
>> > The sacrifice fly rule was adopted.
>> >
>> > 1910 The cork center was added to the official baseball.
>> >
>> > 1917 Earned-run statistics and definitions were added to the
>> > rules.
>> >
>> > 1920 All freak deliveries, including the spitball, were
>> > outlawed.
>> > The failure of a preceding runner to touch a base would not
>> > affect the status of a succeeding runner.
>> > The batter was given credit for a home run in the last of
>> > the
>> > ninth inning if the winning run was on base when the ball was hit out
>> > of
>> > the
>> > field.
>> > The number of runs batted in were to be included in the
>> > official
>> > score.
>> > Frivolous ninth-inning uncontested steals in one-sided games
>> > were discarded.
>> >
>> > 1925 Pitcher was allowed to use a resin bag.
>> > The minimum home-run distance was set at 250 feet.
>> >
>> > 1931 Sacrifice fly rule was brought back, this time with a
> man
>> > scoring after the catch only.
>> > Defensive interference was changed from an offense solely by
> a
>> > catcher to one by a fielder as well.
>> > No fielder could take a position in line with a batter's
> vision
>> > with the deliberate intent to in any way distract the batter.
>> > Regulations referring to a batter contacting his own ball
> were
>> > clarified as was the area of bases awarded a batter when a defensive
>> > player
>> > threw his glove at a batted or thrown ball or in the case of spectator
>> > interference.
>> >
>> > 1953 Players were to remove their gloves from the field (in
>> > 1954) when batting and no equipment was to show on the field at any
> time.
>> >
>> > 1959 Regulations were set up for minimum boundaries for all
> new
>> > parks, 325-400-325 feet.
>> >
>> > 1968 The anti-spitball rule was rewritten and tightened up
>> > because of the wave of moistened pitches that floated plateward the
> prior
>> > season.
>> >
>> > 1969 The pitcher's mound was dropped five inches.
>> > The strike zone was shrunken to the area from the armpits to
>> > the
>> > top of the batter's knees.
>> > The save rule was added to the official rules for the first
>> > time.
>> >
>> > 1971 All major-league players were ordered to wear
>> > protective
>> > helmets.
>> >
>> > 1973 The rule on glove size and color was minutely outlined
> for
>> > standardization.
>> > The American League began using designated hitter for
> pitchers
>> > on an experimental basis.
>> >
>> > 1974 The save rule was rewritten.
>> > Minimum standards for individual championships were
>> > outlined.
>> >
>> > 1975 The ball was permitted to be covered with cowhide
> because
>> > of the shortage of horses.
>> > Suspension for three days became mandatory if batter were to
>> > hit
>> > a fair ball with a filled, doctored or flat-surfaced bat.
>> > The save rule was changed again.
>> > Year Change In Official Major League Rules
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>>
>
>



28 Jul 2006 16:26:40
DGDevin
Re: Baseball and changes

"Tony Sr." <amargio1@cox.net > wrote in message
news:c4lyg.39522$AB3.2706@fed1read02...

> why Jeff ? because you and the other tards can not see what i post nor
> understand...i say tourny ball brings huge amount of people and Tard # 1
> says ....well that wouldn't happen if they did not play in a populated
> city...does Tard # 3 ( Jeff ) back me up on that...fuck no because he is
> tard # 3..why should Hockey...Baseball...Football...Basketball play in
> populated cities ?? ah fuck it your to stupid to ask !

Tony, you are either misunderstanding what I posted or twisting it on
purpose.

If you have to get in your car and drive twenty miles to an arena and pay
admission, then you clearly are a fan and that you went to see that sporting
event can be noted as public support for that event. However, if you're
wandering down the beach and there is some sort of event going on behind big
nets and you stroll in to see what it is and leave half an hour later, are
you a fan, does your brief presence there count as massive public support
for that event?

It's a smart move to put a tournament where it will get a lot of walk-in
traffic, no question, that's smart business. But you can't claim (and
expect to be taken seriously) that all those people who wandered in and then
wandered out again are paintball fans, that amounts to click-fraud. That's
what I meant about a tourney site in an outlying area, if they can ever get
20,000 people to drive to a tourney site and pay to get in, that's
different. Has that happened yet? If so, where?




28 Jul 2006 12:24:53
Tony Sr.
Re: Baseball and changes

it has happened in our dreams... lol
"DGDevin" <dgdevin@invalid.invalid > wrote in message
news:4Vqyg.6463$157.1195@newsread3.news.pas.earthlink.net...
> "Tony Sr." <amargio1@cox.net> wrote in message
> news:c4lyg.39522$AB3.2706@fed1read02...
>
> > why Jeff ? because you and the other tards can not see what i post nor
> > understand...i say tourny ball brings huge amount of people and Tard # 1
> > says ....well that wouldn't happen if they did not play in a populated
> > city...does Tard # 3 ( Jeff ) back me up on that...fuck no because he is
> > tard # 3..why should Hockey...Baseball...Football...Basketball play in
> > populated cities ?? ah fuck it your to stupid to ask !
>
> Tony, you are either misunderstanding what I posted or twisting it on
> purpose.
>
> If you have to get in your car and drive twenty miles to an arena and pay
> admission, then you clearly are a fan and that you went to see that
sporting
> event can be noted as public support for that event. However, if you're
> wandering down the beach and there is some sort of event going on behind
big
> nets and you stroll in to see what it is and leave half an hour later, are
> you a fan, does your brief presence there count as massive public support
> for that event?
>
> It's a smart move to put a tournament where it will get a lot of walk-in
> traffic, no question, that's smart business. But you can't claim (and
> expect to be taken seriously) that all those people who wandered in and
then
> wandered out again are paintball fans, that amounts to click-fraud.
That's
> what I meant about a tourney site in an outlying area, if they can ever
get
> 20,000 people to drive to a tourney site and pay to get in, that's
> different. Has that happened yet? If so, where?
>
>