All Your Perfect Imperfections By: Emma Baccellieri It has now been exactly one week, give or take a few hours, since this play: Jose Lobaton beat the tag. He was safe. And then, upon further examination, he was discovered to have beat the tag but to have lifted his foot up off the base ever…
The Yankees keep scoring and Marco Estrada keeps pitching, plus an exciting Angels-Astros tilt and what to watch tonight.
Ben and and Sam banter about Bronson Arroyo and Sean Doolittle, then discuss comments by John Lackey and Jose Bautista.
A look at challenge rates, success rates, and delays so far.
Despite replay, ejections aren’t down (or aren’t down by much) this year.
Why a second (or third) video replay analyst might be the best deal in baseball.
How big a difference has instant replay made?
Contact between a runner and catcher stirs confusion, plus Pineda, Salazar, Strasburg, and what to watch this weekend.
Ervin Santana debutes for the Braves, plus more replay controversy, Hamilton and Harper, and what to watch today.
Dissecting a new wrinkle in the rules that’s causing confusion, plus the highlights from Tuesday and what to watch for on Wednesday.
Running through the notable quotes from the week that was.
Ben and Sam talk about Ned Yost’s tactics, expanded replay’s first few days, Bo Porter’s bullpen philosophy, and more.
What do expanded replay’s early returns tell us about how well the expanded replay system will work this season?
Could the manager challenge system sink expanded instant replay?
Ben and Sam talk to Dan Brooks about why the expanded replay review system should motivate managers to challenge early and often.