Pitching

Pitching

Top of Mind with Julie Rose

Crime in America, Medication Falls, Pandemic Prevention

Episode: Crime in America, Medication Falls, Pandemic Prevention

  • Jul 12, 2021 8:00 pm
  • 16:40 mins

The Major League Baseball Draft is underway. Teams are vying to snap up young new stars to win games and attract fans. That last part is especially important – baseball has been losing fans for years. MLB thinks pitching is part of the problem. Pitchers are throwing so hard and so fast that games are longer and a lot more boring for casual fans. Major League Baseball hopes to make the game a bit more competitive by cracking down on pitchers who secretly put sticky stuff on the ball before they throw. New York Times national baseball writer Tyler Kepner says pitchers were not happy about the recent move. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

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