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Brandon Magee looks at the batter interference call on Will Myers in the latest Rule Book 101

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Every day in baseball, there are plays that elicit gasps from spectators. The home-run-saving leap at the wall. An outfielder leaving his feet and just grasping the ball with his glove before sliding across the grass. The diving middle...
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Rule Book 101: Unintentional Interference by a Wayward Bat Boy

In his latest rule book interpretation, Brandon Magee looks at the rules that apply when a bat boy interferes with a ball or a ballplayer in play

Rule Book 101: The Second Base Slide by Ian Happ

Brandon Magee looks closely at the MLB rule book to see what went wrong with the Ian Happ slide that resulted in a double play.
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How Has Lance Lynn Been Successful Since Returning from TJ Surgery?

Ian York investigates the pitches of St. Louis Cardinals starter Lance Lynn, comparing his 2017 pitches and results with those of 2015.
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How Has Chase Anderson Become the Brewers’ Best Pitcher?

Ian York breaks down starting pitcher Chase Anderson, who has been the Brewers best pitcher in 2017, using PITCHf/x and his unique graphics
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Ian York uses his unique graphics and PITCHf/x to break down Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Wily Peralta.
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Although the no-hitter is an unusual event at the major league level, the feat can hardly be considered rare. Even with the revised rules stating that a pitcher (or pitchers) must pitch nine innings without giving up a hit...

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