The last in a series of changes for the my 3 major sports. Today is MLB. Lets get started:
The first up is THE BALK: Any illegal act by the pitcher, I just don't get that at all, Unless the pitcher actually fakes a throw to the plate, no balk should ever be called. If he moves his baby finger, the runner was not deceived. Most balks that are called the runner never saw it. Plus the runner is trying to deceive the pitcher, so it should be fair game.
Next is the sacrifice Fly; When a batter hits a fly ball and there is a runner on 3rd and he scores. Are you kidding me. The only sacrifice should be the "bunt". That player in most cases is giving you the out to advance a runner(s). No one hits a fly ball with the intent of advancing the runner, even if they do they were not sacificing an out they were trying to get a hit. A sacrifice fly doesn't even count as an "at bat", why? he was at bat. Do away with it.
Not assuming the double play: Here's another one I don't understand. I think you should assume to professional ball players can make a double play. If the ball is hit right to the infielder and there are no obstructions they should be able to do that. That's what the official scorer does. He decides if someone should have made a play or not. He can also decide if a double play should have been made.
Okay, I know a lot of people won't like this one. The "DH". The negative is: it takes away from the manager having to make decisions late in games. Its part of baseball seeing if the manager would keep a pitcher in the game if he is doing well. Say you're losing and there's a guy on third, what do you do? In the AL there's no suspense. The positive: It prolongs careers of players who can't play the field, but I think that gives the DH an advantage of not having to run around and then come up to hit. Plus it keeps some players in the game that should have retired.
Being allowed to run to first (if empty) after you strike out just because the catcher dropped the ball, so what, that's ridiculous. You struck out. Period, Go sit down. Enough said.
G.P. Foul Line: Or is it a fair line? If the ball hits the line its a fair ball, so call it what it is.