Rule Change No. 1: Decline the Walk

In honor of the World Series, I’m going to offer five rule changes that might be good for baseball. The key word here is “might.” Rule changes, by their nature, tend to lead to unforeseen consequences. I often think about how much the save rule has changed baseball. The save was added to the official rule book in 1969 -- I don’t know that anyone thought the simple forming of an official statistic would fundamentally change the game.

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