Rob Manfred is proceeding slowly on any change in the strike zone. Here’s what a change might bring.
The strike zone has morphed in a way that is less equitable to certain hitters.
Taking stock of the effects of baseball’s brave new world.
We can’t get all the calls right, but there is a subset of calls where baseball can do better.
Do low-strikeout hitters receive special strike zone preference?
How low can it go?
If rules shape baseball, the unwritten rules are the attempt by the players to shape the game as their own.
Replay is working, but technical limitations make it less than perfect.
When will we see the first females in these roles?
Looking at strike zone differences for home and away teams in critical game states.
A good idea? A good idea badly executed? Or just unnecessary?
Who got more umpires in games of the 1900s, and why that might matter today
Do umpires call more strikes for home pitchers on pitches just off of the plate?
The many ways Fred Merkle could have avoided the “Bonehead” tag
Billy Martin’s and George Brett’s day of infamy had its beginnings eight years earlier
Lawrie’s encounter with Bill Miller reignites the debate regarding umpires.
An irrational, illogical, and irrepressible discourse against the expansion of instant replay in Major League Baseball
Josh calculates the called strike zone areas for umpires in 2011.
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We have the technology to call balls and strikes more accurately, speed up the game and make it more fair. So why aren’t we using it?