Rules! You gotta have rules!
It looks like MLB has really decided to dig their heels in on this one, as they are going to push forward with instituting a shot clock, err I mean pitch clock, whether anyone wants them or not. (Emphasis Mine) The reports indicate that a variety of pacing measures will go into effect in 2018,…… Continue reading Pitch Clocks Inbound. Whether You Want Them Or Not!
Give ’em the fingers.
According to Jeff Passan (Sorry for the autoplay video link) MLB is experimenting with testing a new extra inning rule because apparently kids today have the attention span of a gnat and baseball is boring or some other stupid bullshit. The rule deviation is simple. When a game goes into extra innings, each team will…… Continue reading MLB To Test Stupid New Rule
Thank God, we are free at last.
Heads up. If you run into a traditionalist, run, because you are not going to hear the end of this one.
If we take a look at Monday’s Dodgers-Padres game, it sure looks like Chase Utley has admitted nothing, accepted nothing and changed nothing after breaking Ruben Tejada’s leg last postseason.CBS has got some of the best coverage, with both video and GIF at the site. The Big Lead, among other sites, has more. To me,…… Continue reading Chase Utley: Dirty again?
Apple stuck a deal with MLB to allow use of iPads that have been pre-loaded with custom software in dugouts beginning this year. MLB has been testing out this system all spring. The deal helps MLB reduce their carbon footprint and will greatly reduce team’s usage of paper as the phone-book sized binders that are…… Continue reading iPads Now Allowed In Dugouts
Some new rules for 2016
After terribly public and particularly gruesome injuries occurred to the Pirate’s Jung Ho Kang and the Met’s Ruben Tejada, MLB vowed to work on making the game safer for second baseman and short stops by eliminating the take out slide. It now appears they are making good on that promise, and change may occur sooner…… Continue reading MLB Close To Changes To Sliding Rule
All clubs must now have a full-time Latin translator for 2016.
Reporters tracked down Rob Manfred this week to ask him a few questions in regards to the new slide rule. And Manfred shows some transparency we haven’t see in some time. It was sort of refreshing. We all know that MLB is working toward eliminating take out slides at second. And we all know the…… Continue reading Manfred admits it’s all about the money