Vrede too wrote: ↑
Sat Sep 05, 2020 8:12 pm
GoCubsGo wrote: ↑
Sat Sep 05, 2020 12:30 pm
O Really wrote: ↑
Sat Sep 05, 2020 12:20 pm
... I do like the strike zone graphics they've been putting up, and wouldn't object to electronic plate umps.
... Looking forward to the electronic strike zone. Way too many umps just suck.
Just like race car crashes, the arguments with umps are the most exciting part of the sport.
Why has the National League changed the DH rule, and is it just this year?
Just this year (so far), I think they have a collective bargaining agreement coming up in two years, wouldn't be surprised at this point to see it adapted.
Every team is staying in their geographic zone for the short season to limit travel. So the Cubs for example are playing the NL Central and the AL Central. A little less than half their games are against American League teams. There probably would be a disadvantage for the AL with so many games in National League ballparks.
They also have expanded rosters, double headers are only seven innings and extra inning games automatically start with a runner on second in the tenth inning and beyond.
I do like the runner on second, instant drama and no 15 inning games.
St. Louis had a Covid outbreak and were shut down for two weeks. The Cubs, for the first time in 120 some odd years will play no games in St. Louis this year. They are currently playing a make up game in Chicago with the Cardinals as the home team.