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Sunday, May 22, 2016

The Instant Intentional Walk – Joe Posnanski

Changing the intentional walk rule is not a big deal.

Jim Furtado Posted: May 22, 2016 at 07:25 AM | 19 comment(s)
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Thursday, February 25, 2016

Pace-of-game changes, new slide rule adopted | MLB.com

A small tweak to the time between innings and some new sliding rules.

Jim Furtado Posted: February 25, 2016 at 12:45 PM | 64 comment(s)
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Wednesday, December 09, 2015

MLB considers rule change on takeout slides | MLB.com

Instant replay stinks.This is just one example.

One play that has received a lot of scrutiny is when a runner slides into a base safely but is then called out when his foot loses contact with the base for a split-second.

“We accepted certain things over the years, but when a camera shows you that the glove is on the guy’s leg and he’s not on the bag, how can you say he’s safe?” he said. “It’s not my favorite play and I know [Rules Committee member] Jimmy Leyland has been trying to put wording together to try to eliminate that type of thing. But it’s really hard for me to say it’s OK to be safe if you’re not on the bag and the glove is tagging [you].

“Again, we’ll have that conversation and we’ll continue to have that conversation and if somebody sort of sheds a little light on it, something that makes sense, we may do something about it.”

Jim Furtado Posted: December 09, 2015 at 07:01 AM | 38 comment(s)
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