Tag Archives: nationalleague

How to Change the Game: Some Thoughts on MLB Rule Changes

By Cruz Serrano

Over the course of the past week, two different southpaws have been ejected and subsequently suspended for having a foreign substance visible while pitching in a game. Although in these cases it was blatantly obvious, there seems to be a consensus that most pitchers do this, however, the others tend to hide it better. Many players, writers, and a few outspoken managers seem to think that the rule outlawing foreign substances that help pitchers with their grip on the baseball should in fact be nullified. I tend to agree with this assertion, and won’t waste my time or yours explaining why, seeing as it has been beaten to death over the last week. However, I would like to take a look at a few other rules that the MLB needs to review and most definitely think about changing.

Continue reading