Changing the rules

Major League Baseball is once more tinkering with its rules. Is that a good thing? Bad? Just weird? Grandsalami.net's Erik Lundegaard and Tim Harrison try to sort it all out.

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Game 2: Curtain Call

We didn't know when the game began that Ichiro was calling it quits. That news came a few innings in. Kyodo News had the story and those of us keyed in to Twitter started getting the alerts. The ESPN broadcast caught up to us a bit later, and for half the game or so half the drama was how was...

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One Down, 161 to Go

Konbanwa, baseball fans. Are you ready to pull another all-nighter for Game 2 from Tokyo tonight/tomorrow morning (game time 2:35am PDT)?

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Next Year is Here

Winter is over. Well, not technically, but hey, it was nearly 80 degrees today in Seattle (in your face, Miami!) and tonight the Mariners take the field for the first official game in the 2019 championship season. Or tomorrow night, or tomorrow morning, based on your time zone. It's complicated. Temporal mechanics and all.

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Meet the Mariners

With Opening Day only ... let's see, carry the one ... 27½ hours away in Tokyo, it's time to get familiar with the 2019 Seattle Mariners. Who are these guys? With so much change form the 2018 roster will we recognize even a handful?

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NPB Primer

With the Mariners opening the season in Tokyo and playing a couple of exhibitions against...

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News

Game 2: Curtain Call

We didn't know when the game began that Ichiro was calling it quits.

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Due Up

Next Opponents

Mar 25-26 vs San Diego
Mar 28-31 vs Boston
April 1-2 vs Los Angeles AL
April 4, 6-7@ Chicago AL

Full Schedule

Standings

AL West

Spotlight

M's Trivia Challenge

While we wait for spring training to gear up in force, let's take a walk...

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Poll

New Rules

What do you think of the new MLB rules in 2019/2020?

Injuries

Season Schedule (Times EDT, at least until I find a way to change them on import from BB-Reference)



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