Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


Contributors

Jim Furtado
Founder & Publisher
Repoz
Editor - Baseball Primer

Syndicate

Future Newsbeat

Monday, June 19, 2017

Putting the future in focus: The blueprint for baseball in 20 years

In 20 years, all players will be monitored to an intense degree. Heart rate and brain function will be watched in several ways, including through the bloodstream, and will detect when the stress level, among other levels, is too high. The monitors will determine when a player reaches failure capacity, which could reduce the risk of injury and alert a performance risk. It’s a paradox: Players are bigger, stronger and fitter today, but they get hurt more often. There will be far more healthy players and less use for the disabled list in 2037.

There will be a greater effort to outlaw takeout slides at second base, further eliminating the artistry of our best middle infielders, and rewarding those middle infielders with poor footwork and poor decision-making around the bag. Penalties will increase—a 20-game suspension, at least—for pitchers that gratuitously hit a batter with a 98 mph fastball because that pitcher—the latest being the Giants’ Hunter Strickland hitting Bryce Harper—simply wasn’t good enough to get him out. But baseball is filled with remorseless, vengeful players; retaliation is never going away; it will always be a hard game played by hard men. Human emotion is a difficult variable to control or eliminate.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: June 19, 2017 at 10:54 AM | 23 comment(s)
  Beats: future, pace of play, player safety, rules

 

 

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
TedBerg
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogOTP 16 October 2017: Sorry, Yankee fans: Trump’s claim that he can ensure victory simply isn’t true
(1454 - 8:41am, Oct 20)
Last: David Nieporent (now, with children)

NewsblogOT: New Season August 2017 Soccer Thread
(1171 - 8:37am, Oct 20)
Last: I am going to be Frank

NewsblogDodgers crush Cubs in Game 5 to advance to the World Series for first time since 1988 | LA Times
(16 - 8:33am, Oct 20)
Last: ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick

NewsblogNLCS Game 5 OMNICHATTER, for October 19, 2017
(274 - 8:26am, Oct 20)
Last: ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 10-20-2017
(1 - 7:54am, Oct 20)
Last: Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee)

NewsblogDeadspin: Please Enjoy(?) 21 Years Of Joe Buck Hyping Forgotten Fox Shows
(13 - 6:06am, Oct 20)
Last: ajnrules

NewsblogYankees Thumbs Down Guy is now getting his own bobblehead
(7 - 5:05am, Oct 20)
Last: You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR)

NewsblogOT - 2017 NFL thread
(145 - 1:49am, Oct 20)
Last: Random Transaction Generator

NewsblogOT - NBA 2017-2018 Tip-off Thread
(376 - 1:48am, Oct 20)
Last: Athletic Supporter wants to move your money around

Sox TherapyQuestioning the Winter
(8 - 12:40am, Oct 20)
Last: Dr. Vaux

NewsblogDo the Cubs realize how badly the Dodgers insulted them on national TV? - Chicago Tribune
(37 - 10:20pm, Oct 19)
Last: Optimistic Moses Taylor, optimist

NewsblogTV Simpsons documentary about 'Homer at the Bat' episode to air Sunday
(18 - 8:51pm, Oct 19)
Last: Lassus

NewsblogALCS Notebook: Cashman on Yankee Analytics, Luhnow on Hiring Hinch | FanGraphs Baseball
(19 - 8:45pm, Oct 19)
Last: jmurph

NewsblogCubs hold off Dodgers in Game 4 of NLCS | MLB.com
(35 - 6:33pm, Oct 19)
Last: Walt Davis

NewsblogYankees, Masahiro Tanaka take 3-2 ALCS lead | MLB.com
(7 - 6:30pm, Oct 19)
Last: Slivers of Maranville descends into chaos (SdeB)

Page rendered in 0.7681 seconds
45 querie(s) executed