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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

The Off-the-Radar Baseball League That’s Trying to Reboot the Game

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

TThe first thing I noticed was the fat bases. They look like normal bases, square, white, same as the ones many of us rounded as kids, only…




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Devin Gordon

Devin Gordon

Devin Gordon is a freelance writer for The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic and GQ, and he is currently at work on a history of the Mets for HarperCollins

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