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Saturday, April 06, 2019

Bill James says MLB can improve fan safety by punishing bat tosses, broken bats

Noted baseball historian, sabermetrics creator and Boston Red Sox consultant Bill James has an idea to improve fan safety, and it includes punishing batters for throwing and breaking their bats.

In a tweet sent Friday afternoon, James says bat tosses and broken bats can put fans and players at risk, and in most cases should lead to the batter being ruled out.

That’s… interesting.

While James doesn’t specifically mention celebratory bat flips in his original tweet or his responses to baffled fans, one has to wonder if he might includes those under guidelines.

After this statement, Bill James went outside, where he yelled at several passing clouds…..

 

QLE Posted: April 06, 2019 at 07:59 AM | 31 comment(s)
  Beats: bat flips, bill james, fans, safety

Tuesday, February 05, 2019

Bill James: Babe Ruth Lost in Time

James posits that Babe Ruth would be a superstar in today’s game… not sure I buy it.

gehrig97 Posted: February 05, 2019 at 12:15 PM | 135 comment(s)
  Beats: babe ruth, bill james

 

 

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