Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Newsletter Excerpt, July 20, 2021 -- "Grip Update"

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"I can agree that the increase in enforcement has had some effect, but the limit of that effect just makes clear that MLB needs to do more than aggressively enforce Rule 6.02(c)(4) to roll back strikeout rates, to bring action back, to make baseball look more like baseball."