- GILBERT'S ARENA: Former Wizards Star Cuts Price On Shark Mansion
- Let This Hilarious Surfer Fight To Take You Into Your Weekend
- Blue Jays' Japanese Shortstop Gives Greatest Interview Ever While Practicing English
- Fantasy Football: Chris Johnson Will Be A Situational Back On The Jets
- Notre Dame's Everett Golson Excited To Return After 2013 Suspension
Today In Useless Baseball Rule Changes: This
The MLB’s Playing Rules Committee is moving forward with plans to ban the ol’ fake-to-third, throw-to-first pickoff move. Because that’s the most urgent rule change the committee needed to make.
According to the new wording, such action by a right-handed pitcher would constitute a balk unless he steps off the rubber before throwing to third.
Really, what’s the point? If a runner is dumb enough to stray off first for that long, he deserves to be picked off anyway.
Meanwhile, important issues surrounding video replay remain untouched. Remember when Jim Joyce cost Armando Galarraga a perfect game with a blown call at first base? Or this blown call at first by Ron Kulpa, when Todd Helton’s foot was at least three feet off the bag? What about Jerry Meals’ blunder in the 19th inning at home plate? The list is a long one, but you probably have more important things to do than rehash the ocular transgressions of slightly overweight, middle-aged white men, so we’ll stop there.
Frankly, the MLB can afford to pay three suits per game with 20/15 vision to review every close call. Give the crew chief an earpiece, let him know when a close call should be reviewed and be done with it. Baseball games are already too long, so an extra 15 minutes won’t kill anyone.
- Sugar Ray Leonard Touts Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s Success
- Abdusalamov's Family Sues NYAC For $100 Million
- Marcos Maidana Gets Ready for Floyd Mayweather Jr.
- Cassius Clay vs. Sonny Liston: The Real Story