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Wednesday, February 27, 2019

BA: Atlantic League Expected To Add Robo-Umps, Other Changes From New MLB Agreement

“The independent Atlantic League has long been an innovator, and they have long been happy to blaze a trail for Major League Baseball to follow.

Now, the two sides have formalized what was already happening informally, as the league and Major League Baseball announced a three-year agreement that will allow MLB to use the independent league as a testbed for rules and equipment changes.

And those rules changes will be significant. While no one with the Atlantic League would confirm the changes, it is expected that the rules tweaks will involve moving back the mound and using Trackman to call balls and strikes, both rules changes that have long been suggested, but are significant enough to require plenty of in-game testing.”

This would supplant the AFL as a primary R&D site for MLB and give Atlantic Leaguers more exposure; I didn’t see this coming.

Der-K's emotional investment is way up Posted: February 27, 2019 at 07:24 AM | 0 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: future, independent leagues, research, rule changes

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