Just a quick note because this amused me.
What you see here is the brand-new line score introduced by Major League Baseball this season. See that column right in the middle labeled “C”? That’s what’s new and “exciting” in baseball this year.
MLB introduced two major changes to the rules this year, one designed to protect catchers from being trampled by runners trying to score, the other allowing managers to challenge umpires’ calls.
No, the “C” column does not record injured catchers. It shows whether the managers have used the challenges.
That’s right. MLB is so excited about the manager’s new ability–something football coaches have had for years–that they’re going to remind everyone about it all game long.
I’ll eventually have some thoughts about replay, but I didn’t want to wait on this little snippet.
Full post tomorrow, with something for 90% of the blog’s readers.