There isn’t much that Major League Baseball has messed up in recent memory.
Whether it be the Wild Card in general, revenue sharing, interleague play, or even the unbalanced schedule, the game has prevailed and life has gone on as usual for many baseball fans. (Even the vast majority of instant replay has been for the betterment of the game as a whole. Sorry Dad).
However, MLB really screwed the pooch this year.
Rule 7.13, known better to the diehard or common fan as the new blocking-the-plate rule, has reared its ugly head time-after-time this season and has moved on from being a well-intentioned rule (in theory) to one that has a real chance of ruining the game and, specifically, the postseason.
Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2014/08/01/mlbs-new-blocking-the-plate-rule-is-bullsht-and-might-ruin-baseball/#ixzz39B17JisV
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