Simply the worst rule in baseball

March 18, 2016

Baseball historian and statistician Bill James explains why he hates the balk rule. He also discusses the impact of analytics on the game. Plus hear my thoughts on FIFA’s latest moves and the money sponsoring March Madness in this week’s edition of our sports business podcast Keeping Score. Also, check out the video of my interview with Bill James below.


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Bill James thinks that calling balks takes too much time in baseball, but if pitchers were allowed to make any move off the rubber they’d spend all their time doing that, taking far more time.

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