Tim Anderson’s suspension has once again shed light on MLB’s inconsistent and often unexplained enforcement of how minority players speak.
Recapping what’s up with the pennant race, along with what’s up with umpire Laz Diaz, who doesn’t seem to be getting along with others.
The universal strike zone definition is so basic and fundamental to postgame data analytics that it requires an industry accepted standard definition.
Baseball is clumsily seeking to add to its rulebook.
Is the world ready for robot umpires?
Holly and James look at two different umpiring crises, one averted; while Meg learns that Randy Johnson’s home theater has a name.
One rule, but so many questions.
Imagining what becomes of a home plate umpire in an automated strike zone world.
We know umpires don’t call the same strike zone for every count. What we didn’t know before now is that the inconsistency produces more correct calls.
Five years ago, economists found evidence of umpire discrimination based on race. Two new academic papers investigate further.
A look at challenge rates, success rates, and delays so far.
Is the solution to baseball’s pace problem a rule that’s already on the books?
Ben and Sam banter about the Dodgers and run differential and then discuss a surprising trend in managerial ejections thus far.