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Technology Changing the Cheating Landscape in Baseball

Tweet Technology has become more prominent in Major League Baseball over the last few seasons. QuesTec has allowed balls and strikes to be determined by machine, although umpires are still the cornerstone of officiating. PITCHf/x has allowed tracking the movement of pitches thrown and balls put in play. Statcast from MLB has given fans remarkable […]

Post Season Trade Deadline

Tweet The Major League Baseball trade deadline was a month ago, and that is when the biggest names were switching teams. That didn’t stop a few teams from making trades before the post season roster deadline this week. A player must clear waivers before being traded after the regular trade deadline. Many star players clear […]

The Baseball Socks Game has changed

Tweet There was a time when baseball socks consisted of sanitary socks and stirrups. There used to be a dominant feature of striped socks. Some players began to don solid color socks, and a trend in the late 2000’s meant you didn’t know if players were even wearing socks. And Greg Maddux had a t-ball […]

Injuries Plague Franchise Faces in 2017

Tweet Injuries are commonplace throughout sports, and it is unfortunate when any player is forced to miss time because he is hurt. While some players have bigger shoes to fill than others, the 2017 season has seen its share of franchise faces spending prolonged time on the disabled list. The most recent big name to […]

What if Courtesy Runners Were Allowed in MLB?

Tweet Courtesy runners are used at many levels in baseball, from travel and high school ball to adult and senior leagues. The places where courtesy runners are not allowed are the collegiate and professional levels. Major League Baseball is the one place where courtesy runners would seem to make sense to help prolong the careers […]