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  1. Is Yasiel Puig baseball's worst baserunner?

    David Schoenfield

    (Hal) McRae was the most aggressive baserunner of the 1970s, a man who left home plate thinking "double" every time he hit the ball. The rule allowing the second base umpire to call a double play if the runner from first leaves the baseline to take o...

    Blog | December 23, 2014
  2. Major League Baseball addresses pace of play in Arizona Fall Leag...

    Jerry Crasnick

    After experimenting with expanded replay and the home-plate collision rule last fall, pace of play was this fall's focus.

    Story | Conversation | November 19, 2014
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  4. Will the Royals try to run on Bumgarner?

    Buster Olney

    KANSAS CITY -- When San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner delivers the ball to home plate with a runner at first base tonight, the numbers that appear on the stopwatch of Kansas City Royals first-base coach Rusty Kuntz will indicate to him t...

    Blog | October 21, 2014
  5. Kolten Wong homers in ninth as Cards edge Giants to tie NLCS

    Kolten Wong hit a leadoff home run in the ninth inning and the resilient St. Louis Cardinals beat the San Francisco Giants 5-4 Sunday night, evening the NL Championship Series at one game each.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | October 12, 2014
  6. Could home-plate rule cause problems?

    Jerry Crasnick

    When MLB adopted Rule 7.13, the league didn't anticipate the host of problems the new rule created, and there might be more this postseason.

    Story | Conversation | September 28, 2014
  7. MLB's Joe Torre issues memo on collision rule -- Not so fast, ump...

    Jayson Stark

    In an attempt to clear up confusion over baseball's new collision rule, MLB executive VP Joe Torre distributed a memo Tuesday clarifying the rule to umpires and all 30 clubs.

    Story | Conversation | September 09, 2014
  8. MLB sides close on collision rule clarity

    Jayson Stark

    Major League Baseball and the Players Association are nearing an agreement designed to "clarify" confusion over the new home plate collision rules, sources told ESPN.

    Story | Conversation | September 08, 2014
  9. Instant replay category breakdown, why it's working - MLB

    Mike Petriello

    Mike Petriello looks at what has gone right and wrong with regard to instant replay and provides a helpful table showing all the challenges and results by category.

    Story | Conversation | September 04, 2014
  10. Home plate collision rule a potential postseason disaster

    Jayson Stark

    Catchers aren't sure where to stand. Baserunners aren't sure how to slide. And umpires aren't sure what to call. MLB must clarify the home plate collision rule before October.

    Story | Conversation | September 04, 2014
  11. Gordon's 2-run shot leads Royals over Rangers 4-1

    Gordon's 2-run shot leads Royals over Rangers 4-1

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | September 03, 2014
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  13. Starlin Castro leaves with leg injury

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- Chicago Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro left Tuesday's game against the Milwaukee Brewers with a sprained left ankle after he slid into home plate awkwardly in the bottom of the first inning, the team announced. Castro easily made it home...

    Blog | September 02, 2014
  14. Jacoby Ellsbury of New York Yankees hurt ankle

    Wallace Matthews

    New York Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury injured his left ankle on a slide into home plate during the team's 6-3 win against the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday night.

    Story | Conversation | August 29, 2014
  15. Here's how to fix home plate collision rule

    Jim Bowden

    The new home plate collision rule has worked in terms of reducing collisions at home plate and lessening concussion risks. However, it has failed the game in terms of getting the correct safe or out call at home plate. This is why Major League Baseba...

    Blog | August 29, 2014
  16. Ron Roenicke doesn't want robot umps

    David Schoenfield

    So you may have seen Brewers manager Ron Roenicke go off on umpire Mark Ripperger after the Brewers' 3-2 loss to the Padres on Wednesday. Roenicke said the Brewers have had Ripperger before "and he is terrible behind home plate" and admitted he proba...

    Blog | August 28, 2014
  17. Ron Roenicke of Milwaukee Brewers -- Ump 'terrible behind plate'

    Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said he might as well have thrown the towel in as early as the second inning of a 3-2 loss to the Padres on Wednesday thanks to plate umpire Mark Ripperger, who "we've had before, and he is terrible behind home plate."

    Story | Conversation | August 28, 2014
  18. Fun and fascinating umpire statistics

    Jayson Stark

    Bet you didn't know Joe West has a 4.45 ERA this season. Seriously. That's the truth. OK, it isn't quite the truth. The truth is that the pitchers who have shown up on the mound when West has umpired home plate this season have a 4.45 ERA. ...

    Blog | August 23, 2014