Baseball

Morning Mound Visit: A Look At How MLB’s Health and Safety Plan Evolved

Emma Baccellieri | Sports Illustrated: In late May, MLB composed a 67-page health and safety manual for playing the season under the threat of COVID-19. Since then, the manual has grown to 101 pages. Emma Baccellieri read the whole thing to see what changed so you don’t have to.

Jon Tayler | FanGraphs: Of all the rule changes coming in the shortened 2020 season, beginning extra innings with a runner on second is easily the least popular. With 60 games in less than 70 days, it makes sense to prohibit #WeirdBaseball, but rooting for less baseball comes with cognitive dissonance. How much less baseball will there be because of this rule? Jon Tayler has your answer.

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