The practical implications of tinkering with baseball’s rules


A great article from Russell Carleton over at Fox today. He takes the various rule-change proposals such as limiting pitching changes, the pitch clock and the universal DH and tries to figure out the practical implications of them. Which is useful because most of the people arguing in favor of various changes talk big about what problem they think the change will solve but very rarely examine the actual consequences, both good and bad, of the change.

A lot of fun stuff to chew on with this article. Everything from the nuts and bolts of the rules to discussion of alpha males and the establishment of dominance which, yeah, actually figures in to some of this.

Good stuff.