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Bring on the robot umpires, because a bad call might have cost the Red Sox an ALCS game

Laz Diaz did not have a good game Tuesday in Boston.

Some early returns on the Arizona Fall League rule changes aren’t positive

The pace of play has slowed down instead of speeding up.

The pitching ‘opener’ and the universal designated hitter

One of these trends could affect the other.

A Cubs fan’s guide to the 2021 National League Championship Series

Atlanta and Los Angeles kick off a seven game series tonight at Truist Park.

A Cubs fan’s guide to the 2021 American League Championship Series

The Red Sox and Astros will begin a best-of-seven series tonight in Houston

Ball and strike calls in Giants/Dodgers Game 5 were atrocious

It wasn’t only the final out, either.

This year’s MLB postseason games are dragging

It’s partly the extra commercials — but not entirely.

The Tampa Bay Rays ‘sister city’ plan is still a bad idea

A MLB team splitting time between two cities will never work.

This year’s MLB division series have gone pretty much as expected, so far

There haven’t been any major surprises.

A Cubs fan’s guide to the 2021 National League Division Series

Brewers vs. Braves and Dodgers vs. Giants join a full day of baseball today

Fox Sports’ new baseball scorebug is awful

The folks at Fox took something good and ruined it.

A Cubs fan’s guide to the 2021 American League Division Series

The White Sox head to Houston and the Red Sox head to Tampa to begin their best-of-five series

A Cubs fan’s guide to the 2021 NL Wild Card Game

A 106-win Dodgers team attempts to defeat Cardinals devil magic.

MLB umpire Joe West, at last, is retiring

The controversial umpire is hanging it up after the postseason.

A Cubs fan’s guide to the 2021 AL Wild Card Game

Stats and matchups and superstitions, oh my!

MLB’s runner on second base in extra innings rule is history

All I can say is, "Good riddance."

An update on Javier Báez, Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo and other former Cubs

You’ll be able to see a lot of your old favorites in the postseason.

The American League wild card race comes down to one potentially crazy last day

And, there’s still a bit of drama left in the NL West race.

The crazy American League wild card race could get even crazier this weekend

Four teams. Two spots. Three games left... or maybe more!

Some of baseball’s new experimental rules will be used in the Arizona Fall League

This likely gets some of them closer to being instituted in MLB games.

If you’re not following the American League wild-card race, you should be

The Red Sox, Blue Jays, Yankees and Athletics are going down to the wire. Only two of those four teams will make it to the postseason.

An update on Javier Báez, Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo and other former Cubs

With two weeks to go, some of these guys will have to get hot for their teams to make the postseason.

An update on Javier Báez, Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo and other former Cubs

Time for the weekly check-in on some of your old favorites.

An update on Javier Báez, Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo and other former Cubs

Here’s how some of your old favorites did over the last week.

It’s time for MLB to reduce the number of intracity ‘rivalry’ games

The current setup has far too many such games and it can lead to trouble in the stands.

Javy Báez has found himself in the middle of a New York City media war

Could the end result bring him back to the Cubs?

An update on Javier Báez, Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo and other former Cubs

Presented as a service for those keeping up with these players.

MLB wants to dramatically lower the luxury tax threshold

... and they are hoping if they dress it up as a salary floor you won’t notice

An update on Javier Báez, Anthony Rizzo, Kris Bryant and other former Cubs

You still follow these guys, so let’s have another look.

Old friend update: Here are all the former Cubs on current MLB active rosters

A lot of Cubs were traded away last week.

‘Guardians’ is fine as a name for a baseball team

And that’s just fine.

Rob Manfred says defensive shifts might be banned in 2022

Good idea? Bad idea?

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