Major League Baseball has instituted a series of rules for this season, and because they love rules so much, David, Dan and Hoges have devoted a whole episode to discussing them. The extra-innings ghost runner is now permanent, and for the most part the guys have resigned themselves to it. The pitch timer is perhaps the most notable change and one that will likely have the most impact on the fan experience. Dan and Hoges think the rule limiting how often position players can pitch is just another example of baseball over-legislating; David takes another angle. Dan is certain that the change in the size of bases is going to have an outsized impact on the game, something Hoges and David are skeptical of. But one thing they can all certainly agree on: Banning the shift is a terrible idea. Thanks for listening, and go Twins.
Music: "Minnesota Twins Theme" (1961) written by Ray Charles and Dick Wilson. Arrangement and performance by Jason Cain.
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