Friday, February 24, 2023

Newsletter Excerpt, February 24, 2023 -- "The New Rules: Defensive Positioning"

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"The fig leaf is that the new rule will bring athleticism back to the game by forcing infielders to run more. I don’t think that will be the case. I watch as much baseball as any three people you know, and I didn’t notice a dearth of highlight plays, a struggle for MLBN or ESPN to fill sizzle reels, in the shift era."