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

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?