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MLB implements small rule changes to speed up the pace of play

By Bill Shaikin | Los Angeles Times (TNS)

April 3, 2017


Filed under National News

Rob Manfred became baseball’s commissioner two years ago, and since then the radical changes have been fast and furious. No defensive shifts. Automatic baserunners in extra innings. Shrinking the strike zone. Limits on visits to the mound. Pitch clocks. Restrictions on how many relief pitchers a team can ha...

On playoff seeding issue, Major League Baseball lacks behind

On playoff seeding issue, Major League Baseball lacks behind

By Jeremy Tepper / Senior Staff Writer

September 21, 2015


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

Imagine you’re the commissioner of the MLB. You, in theory, want what’s best for the sport, including increased viewership — especially considering the low ratings in last year’s World Series, while Sunday Night Football nearly doubled in viewership. Good, competitive games, for certain, will increase vie...

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