Baseball Sport is Trying to Stay Relevant in America
Baseball has been dubbed as “America’s pastime”. It is one of the most popular sports in the country long before it started to be worldwide famous.
Baseball in America has been associated with the recent year’s controversies such as the national anthem feud with U.S. President Donald Trump. 2018 MLB had its teams competing not with one another but for the continuation of MLB seasons for the following years.
Baseball big leagues such as the Baltimore Orioles, Kansa City Royals, Chicago White Sox, Miami Marlins, and Detroit Tigers gave relived the baseball spirit in that season. Despite the challenges these baseball teams faced—less funding, time constraint, and public controversies, they still made it to the top 5 teams with the highest scores for the first round.
2018 MLB formulated new additional rules for the coming seasons:
- A team’s players—including their coaches—shall not be allowed to enter the mound fo more than six times per inning. This is to avoid having strategic conversations that may permit the existence of foul plays and penalties. If ever violated, the team will only be allowed with one visit per inning for the following rounds.
- The telephone line from the clubhouse to the dugout will be more observed and secured by the game officials and major league authorities. This extra security will also cover the sharing of stolen information. Those players who will be caught in violation of this will have their teams penalized.
- There will be 2 minutes and 5 seconds break for each round. The game official will strictly observe this time limit and the pitcher should be alert enough to strike its first hit by the time the clock strikes zero. Should the pitcher delay to pitch the ball with no valid reasons, the umpire can call the ball and give the chance to strike to the opposing team.
These new rules will be implemented from MLB season 2018 to all the following MLB gameplays.
Latest update on American baseball is improving and its status is still ‘game-on’! 2019 MLB showed and proved to the world how passionate America is about their baseball gameplay. 2019 MLB has allowed the new big league entrants such as the Pittsburgh Pirates, San Diego Padres, Arizona Diamondbacks, Boston Red Sox, and Tampa Bay Rays to be out in the field for this season.
In spite of the issues related to baseball in America, the MLB authorities together with its athletes advance their claim to keep baseball games coming both locally and internationally. Famous American baseball star players such as Alex Rodriguez and David Ortiz started publicizing their support to the MLB and the whole American baseball community.
Baseball has been part of America