MLB is considering tweaks to some of its new rules
The pitch timer is among them, though nothing is certain at this point.
A followup on the MLB Ballpark app’s issues with Ticketmaster
It’s been resolved, but it took a while. And the problem was undoubtedly on Ticketmaster’s fault.
No, the World Baseball Classic shouldn’t be cancelled because of Edwin Diaz’s injury
Injuries can — and do — happen just about anywhere in baseball.
MLB and Ticketmaster have a major problem with the Ballpark app
It’s something they need to fix before Opening Day.
MLB is about to stream some games to fans due to Diamond Sports’ bankruptcy
The RSN model is even closer to complete collapse.
MLB’s pitch clock has shortened Cubs spring games by about half an hour
The clock’s doing its job and I couldn’t be happier.
More on RSNs departing baseball and the sport’s financial state
We are heading into uncharted waters.
Reflections on the cusp of Cubs Spring Training games
We are just four days away from baseball at Sloan Park.
MLB owners claim they’re in financial trouble again
There are a lot of moving parts here, but I’m skeptical.
What MLB rule changes would you make?
Baseball’s into rule changes these days, so weigh in with what you would do if you were in charge.
Get ready for increased balk enforcement in MLB in 2023
Leaning into one of the least understood rules in baseball is not a good plan
MLB should bring back seven-inning games in doubleheaders
They’re trying to speed everything else up. Why not this?
Major League Baseball should institute a mercy rule to shorten games
The pitch clock and the extra-inning runner are in part designed to do this. So why not go further.
MLB’s placed runner rule in extra innings is now permanent
This is, in my view, a sad day for the sport.
Even more thoughts about MLB expansion and realignment
Would you really want the Cubs and White Sox in the same division?
It’s February. Baseball will be played this month
What are some of the things coming up for Cubs and other baseball fans?
A modest proposal to fix Hall of Fame voting
This would make enshrining players in Cooperstown more inclusive.
Who will be elected to the Hall of Fame in 2024?
Here’s a very early look at next year’s likely ballot.
A few more thoughts about MLB expansion, realignment and scheduling
It’s gonna happen — but not for a while yet.
What effects will the new balanced MLB schedule have on play this year?
In some cases, not much. In others, though...
Robot umpires and a ball/strike challenge system are coming to Triple-A in 2023
We’re getting closer to having these things in MLB.
Is there such a thing as a ‘franchise player’ in Major League Baseball?
Can one player move the needle enough for a baseball team to win a World Series?
We might not get that automated strike zone after all
... but the alternative is probably going to work out fine.
MLB used multiple different baseballs again in 2022, and you’ll never guess where they wound up
The continued shenanigans with the baseball are bad for the game
Willson Contreras is a St. Louis Cardinal
That’s not going to play well with most Cubs fans.
The sacrifice bunt and intentional walk are vanishing from baseball
And this is a good thing.
Ball-and-strike challenges could be coming to MLB in 2023
There’s more testing going on in the Arizona Fall League.
Rob Manfred says fans like the placed runner in extra innings and it’s probably staying
NARRATOR: "He’s wrong about the fans."
A Cubs fan’s guide to the American League Championship Series
The battle of the evil empires
A Cubs fan’s guide to the National League Championship Series
I’m not sure I can choose who I want to win this series
The @cubs Scouting Report on Ernie Banks, who was playing for the Monarchs. His mgr. was Buck O’Neil. Interesting that the previous Pro Experience, response was “No, has been with the Monarchs!” @fergieajenkins @MLB @Royals @Sut_ESPN @JPosnanski @MLB_PLAYERS @Buster_ESPN RT pic.twitter.com/iUEbKR16Zg— Bob Kendrick (@nlbmprez) November 23, 2020