On Wednesday, the league announced a series of changes aimed at keeping the sport safe.
But the rules have already had a devastating effect on baseball.
They’ve resulted in more collisions, more injuries, and more dead bodies.
Here are the main points, according to a letter from Commissioner Rob Manfred to the league.
“First and foremost, the new rules are the result of a comprehensive analysis of the evidence on this issue.
The league will continue to evaluate the evidence and provide updates to the public as needed to help keep baseball safe and in good standing with all of our stakeholders, including the players, their families, fans, players and the community at large.”
And this isn’t the first time the league has changed its rules.
“The new rules reflect the overwhelming evidence that we have gathered over the past year and will continue in a way that ensures safety for all participants and for the sport itself,” Manfred wrote.
“To be clear, we have already adjusted some of our previous rules to address the emerging evidence on collisions and to address issues of potential health and safety.
These changes will be applied to all teams, players, coaches and umpires, and to all games as they occur, with an emphasis on reducing the number of collisions and increasing the amount of time it takes to complete a hit.”
The safety of the fans and the players is paramount, and we will continue our efforts to make this sport as safe as it can be for everyone.
“And the commissioner has now issued a new set of rules, which include an update to the rules for pitchers and catchers.
“We will provide more details on this as they become available. “
Our teams are working closely with the players to implement the new rule revisions that we’ve made and will be able to have a substantial impact in our games,” Manriged said.
As we begin the implementation of the rules and the change to the new ones, I want to reiterate that we will work to make the game safe and safe again for everyone involved.””
I want to thank the players for their dedication to our sport and to the game of baseball.
As we begin the implementation of the rules and the change to the new ones, I want to reiterate that we will work to make the game safe and safe again for everyone involved.”