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Outside The Confines: The sticky subject of foreign substances

Plus: are no-hitters boring now?

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Greetings from Canada, where it is a holiday today, but that isn’t keeping me from putting together a Monday links post for you today. Bonus points to anyone in the comments who knows WHAT Canadian holiday it is today without Googling it first. There’s no prize, but enjoy your sweet, sweet internet points if you know the answer.

The two biggest stories of the past few days, without a doubt, seem to be the great debate over whether or not no-hitters are ruining baseball (let’s get in a time machine and go back two years and ask our past selves if we ever thought THAT sentence would come up), and whether pitchers are still using foreign substances while throwing.

In terms of the abundance of no-hitters, we have quite a few posts on the topic.

Al will have a look at all the no-hitters coming up at noon CT today.

And a surprising number of writers debating the foreign substance discussion.

Now on to the rest of the links!

And tomorrow will be a better day than today, Buster. Make it so.