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As it bumbles its way toward what looks like an even shorter season than it planned, MLB itself is leading the league in errors

Michael Hermosillo of the Los Angeles Angels catches a fly ball in an empty stadium. Photo: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images


The eight-team Atlantic League is in year one of a three-year partnership with Major League Baseball to test out a battery of experimental rules designed to enliven the game. The most successful changes will eventually be implemented by MLB. Photography by Keith E. Morrison

With robot umpires and heretical rules changes, can the Atlantic League keep America’s pastime from fading into America’s past?


Aaron Kurcz, Carlos Hernández, and Tyson Pérez of the Tijuana Toros at their home field, Estadio Chevron. Photography by Jake Michaels

A recent rule change allows American-born players to go pro in Mexico—and they’re fielding a familiar backlash

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