My 2019 Hall of Fame Ballot and the Trends

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The Hall of Fame voting for major league baseball seems to be shifting towards different trends every year. The most recent and talked about trend has been the public unveiling of ballots. This has certainly affected the results more and more over the years. 2019 showed the affect of this trend the most it ever has, as Mariano Rivera, rightfully so, became the first Hall of Famer to receive 100% of the votes on the first ballot. Although there have been Hall of Famers before whom are also deserving of this prestigious honor, the more publicity of the ballots finally Continue reading My 2019 Hall of Fame Ballot and the Trends

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Yankees Make an Expected and Potentially Superb Manager Hiring

For several weeks now their has been heavy speculation surrounding Aaron Boone as the favorite to land the Yankees managerial job. So, it is no surprise that the announcement has finally been made. However, the surprising aspect of it all, is the transition of types of managers the Yankees are making. Joe Girardi was at the helm of the prestigious organization for ten seasons. During that time the Yankees won one World Series Title and made the playoffs six times. Before Girardi was with the Yankees he had a dense resume as a coach. The manager before Girardi, Joe Torre, also Continue reading Yankees Make an Expected and Potentially Superb Manager Hiring

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Why the Electronic Umpire Would Destroy the Integrity of the Game

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Since the inauguration of Rob Manfred as commissioner in January of 2015, multiple rule changes of the game have occurred. The basis behind these rule changes, i.e. the instant replay, have been to speed up game and add new fans. But, huge rule changes are not yet here. However, the subject of the electronic umpire has become a louder topic of discussion lately. The electronic umpire would eliminate the arguing of balls and strikes at the surface. So, the basics for it is understandable. However, not only would this take thousands of jobs (human umpires), but more importantly, severely hurt Continue reading Why the Electronic Umpire Would Destroy the Integrity of the Game

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New Potentail Extra Inning Rule Is a Disgrace to the Game

Very recently the news has come out of a new extra inning rule. This rule places a runner on second base to begin every half inning in extras. It has been in place for international ball for about a decade now. However, the MLB is not adopting it quite yet. The beginning the top of the 10th inning will start with a utilty runner on second. So, since every baserunner, pitch, etc is crucial in a tight extra inning game, this ruins the integerity of baseball. Joe Torre was quoted in USA Today basically stating that he wants to try Continue reading New Potentail Extra Inning Rule Is a Disgrace to the Game

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