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REPORTS OF MORE GROUND BREAKING RULE CHANGES IN BASEBALL: KEEP GOVT REGULATIONS OUT OF OUR GAME

Yahoo: “According to ESPN’s Jayson Stark, Major League Baseball is on the verge of making two rules changes that could only be described as ground-breaking. In a report filed on Friday, Stark says that the league’s competition committee reportedly agreed to alter the strike zone and eliminate the four-pitch intentional walk during their meetings with owners this week. 193 more words

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MLB Proposed New Rule Changes: Low Strike Gone, No More IBB's

May 2016. It appears the Intentional Walk is on its death-bed, and MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred is ready to pull the plug. This proposed rule change kills me. 649 more words

MLB

Impactful Rule Changes on the Horizon?

If it didn’t seem like the strike zone in the MLB was small enough, it might just get even smaller.  According to a report from ESPN’s Jayson Stark, a committee at the MLB owners meeting this past week says the rules for the strike zone may change. 184 more words

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A History of Umpiring Electronically from the New York Times

It’s a couple of days old now, but ran into a great read by Richard Sandomir of the New York Times that writes about technology that would have made umpires in baseball from several decades ago very nervous. 212 more words

Baseball

Keep R2-D2 Out Of Sports - A Human Error Story

MLB commish Rob Manfred on computers calling balls and strikes https://t.co/ykq6v5yqBN

— Dan Patrick Show (@dpshow) March 23, 2016

Here’s the thing – technology and progression is good for sports.

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Umpires: Compassionate or Bayesian?

Fascinating article over at Baseball Prospectus by Guy Molyneux about umpires and how they call a strike zone. All of us have noticed that strike zones vary by pitch count. 600 more words

Baseball

A Strike Zone Change Would Hurt Baseball

When Major League Baseball first proposed the idea of instant replay to help get the majority of calls correct each season in baseball games around the country, I was all for it. 513 more words

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