013: David Ortiz HoF Fate, Two New MLB Rules, NCAA Cracks Down on Softball

05.24.2016 - By Baseball Fam Podcast

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Episode 13 of the Baseball Fam Podcast is live on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, and Soundcloud. I talk about why David Ortiz is not a 1st ballot hall of famer. Looking at how the voters treat the designated hitter makes it pretty clear that if Edgar Martinez still isn't in the Hall of Fame, David Ortiz won't make it in on his first ballot, regardless of his numbers. The NCAA cracked down on softball shenanigans. Beginning with the NCAA regionals, teams will no longer be allowed to have props in the dugout as you see in the picture above. Two new rules changes in the MLB possibly starting in 2017. The strike zone will move from below the knee caps, to the top of the knee caps. They will also eliminate the need to throw 4 balls to execute an intentional walk.

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