Thursday, March 30, 2023

Batter Up! Baseball Season Underway

America's game is back. 

A new season starts today with 15 MLB games on tap. All 30 teams will be engaged in this annual rite of Spring.

Among the best MLB games today is the defending champion Houston Astros taking on the Chicago White Sox. It'll be on ESPN TV at 7:00 PM ET.

My favorite team The Los Angeles Dodgers are playing The Arizona Diamondbacks at Dodger Stadium. The Boys in Blue are looking for pitcher Julio Urias (L) to get their season off to a good start. He'll be facing Zac Gallen (R).

This season is special because there's some new rules in the game. 

1. Pitch Timer - in order to create a quicker pace of play, there will be a 30-second timer between batters. Between pitches, there will be a 15-second timer with bases empty and a 20-second timer with runners on base.

2. Defensive Shift Limits - The defensive team must have a minimum of four players on the infield, with at least two infielders on either side of the base.

3. Bigger Bases - The bases, which traditionally have been 15 inches square, will instead be 18 inches square. Home plate is unchanged.

The game is afoot!

As it stands, Go Dodgers! 

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