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MLB accused of juicing baseballs following historic home run surge

Posted by   /  July 10, 2019  /  Sports  /  No Comments

Is baseball being turned into a joke? / Illustration: Lazaro Gamio / Axios By Kendall Baker | Axios [Monday’s] Home Run Derby news cycle began with All-Star Justin Verlander emphatically saying that the league is juicing the baseballs, adding more fuel to an already raging fire. By the numbers: MLB teams are projected to hit […]

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Robot umpires are coming to baseball

Posted by   /  May 28, 2019  /  Science, Sports  /  No Comments

Major League Baseball will be watching the robo-ump experiment closely./Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios By Kendall Baker | Axios An electronic radar system called TrackMan will soon be calling balls and strikes in the Atlantic League, an independent East Coast league that has emerged as MLB’s testing ground for new rules and equipment initiatives. Driving the news: […]

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