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Monday, July 04, 2016

An ode to the intentional walk

Intentional walks stink. Get rid of them entirely.

“I don’t want to lose those moments where you can say, ‘I’ve never seen that before,’ ‘’ said Phillies broadcaster and former big league pitcher Larry Andersen. “If you eliminate the intentional walk, there’s a chance you’ll lose one of those ‘I’ve-never-seen-this-before’ episodes. Those are part of what makes baseball great. Granted, they’re few and far between. But they keep the game a little more entertaining.’‘

Jim Furtado Posted: July 04, 2016 at 08:15 AM | 25 comment(s)
  Beats: intentional walks, rules of play

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)
  Beats: rules of play

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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