Monday, February 26, 2024

Newsletter Excerpt, February 26, 2024 -- "The New Rules, Reprised: Defensive Positioning"

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The shift is an effect, not a cause. The cause is pitchers are witches, and everything about the modern game begins with that point. Mandating that teams play bad defense because you don’t want to address the pitcher issue is an embarrassment to the game’s leadership and a disservice to the fans.