Major League Baseball has been implementing some major changes in the last few seasons. First came instant replay on home runs, followed by managerial challenges. Now, it looks like there will be yet another perturbation to the established rules of Major League Baseball — a policy that discourages most collisions at home plate.
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Since 1987, the Cardinal has had 22 players picked in the first round of the MLB draft, and yet, the casual baseball fan would probably only know one or two of those 22 players
I would like to get an early start with my attempts to convince 573 of the stubbornest, most irritable, least compromising, nostalgic old fogies this side of Mount Crumpit–the Baseball Writer’s Association of America–that Major League Baseball’s Hall of Fame has a responsibility to open its doors to many of the players whose careers have been tainted by playing in The Asterisk Era.
After a weekend of botched calls that could have been decisive, after a season that saw Armando Galarraga lose a perfect game (on the 27th out, no less), there are some people, both inside Major League Baseball and outside of it, that continue to insist that there’s no need to expand the use of instant replay.
Watching Halladay working toward history (no one had thrown a no-hitter in the playoffs since Don Larsen’s perfecto 52 years ago) made me become the world’s biggest bandwagon Halladay fan…
I would be lying out of my teeth if I told you that I’ve been remotely following Major League Baseball this year. I just learned that the Braves are winning the NL Wild Card race, and I recognized less than half of the starters in the Red Sox lineup three nights ago…