Archive for the 'Rules' Category

The official scorer’s job: tough calls and blowback.

From the inside, what it’s like to be an official scorer.

The Australian game is much like baseball — when you’re in the stands.

Lip service changes such as this are unlikely to have the desired effect.

The strike zone, it is a-changin’.

Baseball’s unwritten get all the attention, but maybe it’s time to pay attention the written rules.

Creative penalty ideas for documented PED users,

The strike zone has morphed in a way that is less equitable to certain hitters.

Overly long games are a real problem, but there’s ample reason to believe it can be turned around.

Taking stock of the effects of baseball’s brave new world.

If rules shape baseball, the unwritten rules are the attempt by the players to shape the game as their own.

Replay is working, but technical limitations make it less than perfect.

There’s no better time than January to fix some of baseball’s biggest imaginary problems.

A good idea? A good idea badly executed? Or just unnecessary?

Who got more umpires in games of the 1900s, and why that might matter today

The new CBA changes the way bad teams should think about free agents

The latest in the business of baseball.

What should stay? What should go? What should be changed?

The 2012 season will have a tight stretch run.

A reader’s query and Molina’s injury spark a discussion of home plate collisions.