Traina Thoughts: MLB Should Embrace Rule That Lets Teams Bat Anyone They Want In 9th Inning – Sports Illustrated

Traina Thoughts: MLB Should Embrace Rule That Lets Teams Bat Anyone They Want In 9th Inning
Sports Illustrated
1. Before you scoff, hear me out. According to Rich Eisen, one MLB exec recently told him that there is a rule being discussed by some in the game that would basically cause a riot. It goes like this: In the 9th inning only, the manager of the trailing

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When is MLB Opening Day 2018? – Sports Illustrated

When is MLB Opening Day 2018?
Sports Illustrated
The 2018 Major League Baseball regular season will open on the earliest day ever (excluding international events) on Thursday, March 29, and will feature every team playing on the same day. It’s the first full slate of games since 1968. Opening Day

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MLB seems to think its broadcast audience is more important than fans at the ballpark – CBSSports.com

MLB seems to think its broadcast audience is more important than fans at the ballpark
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In the specific case of MLB, revenues continue to rise — it’s now a $10 billion industry — despite the fact that total attendance has fallen for three straight years and five out of the last six years. As well, in 2017 MLB’s total attendance dipped
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MLB responds to insane Rich Eisen rule that would make Yankees deadly – New York Post

MLB responds to insane Rich Eisen rule that would make Yankees deadly
New York Post
According to Rich Eisen, an MLB exec recently shared with him that a rule was being discussed that would allow the manager of a trailing team to send any three players to the plate in the ninth inning, regardless of the team’s batting order. So, if
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Uneasy peace between MLB and players union, but pace of play initiatives enacted – USA TODAY

Uneasy peace between MLB and players union, but pace of play initiatives enacted
USA TODAY
GLENDALE, Ariz. – After a rancorous and at times confounding offseason, Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred did not enact the sweeping changes he sought in pace of play initiatives. Instead, he’s left with a trial year in which to speed up
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Carson-Newman wins game on perfect throw from — surprise! — Charlie Brown – MLB.com (press release) (blog)

Carson-Newman wins game on perfect throw from — surprise! — Charlie Brown
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When you hear the name “Charlie Brown,” you don’t normally think about baseball success. However, the similarly named right fielder for the Carson-Newman University Eagles is trying to flip the script. On Monday, the Eagles were clinging to a slim 7-6

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New MLB rules: Pitching change a must for 7th mound visit – Austin American-Statesman

New MLB rules: Pitching change a must for 7th mound visit
Austin American-Statesman
FILE – In this Oct. 18, 2017, file photo, Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts walks out to pitcher Alex Wood during the sixth inning of Game 4 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros, in Houston. Major League Baseball is imposing
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MLB is still investigating the leak of Shohei Ohtani's medical records – Los Angeles Times

MLB is still investigating the leak of Shohei Ohtani’s medical records
Los Angeles Times
Commissioner Rob Manfred said Tuesday that baseball’s investigation into the leak of Shohei Ohtani’s medical records continues. In mid-December, after the Angels had signed Ohtani, Yahoo Sports reported that he has a sprained ulnar collateral ligament
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MLB to honor Florida shooting victims with school's hats – New York Post

MLB to honor Florida shooting victims with school’s hats
New York Post
GLENDALE, Ariz. — Major League Baseball players will honor victims of last week’s shooting in Florida by wearing Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School hats at spring training games this week. Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred said Tuesday all 30 teams
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MLB teams to wear caps honoring Florida shooting victims for spring openers – USA TODAY

MLB teams to wear caps honoring Florida shooting victims for spring openers
USA TODAY
When the exhibition season begins Friday, Major League Baseball will honor the victims of last week’s school shooting in Parkland, Fla., by having teams wear caps with the logo of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The league’s official cap company
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