Friday, 11 June 2021 08:48

Tim Kurkjian Discusses Negative Changes to Baseball Featured

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The days of contact hitting in baseball are long gone, and old school baseball fans yearn for the days of the Rod Carew or Wade Boggs opposite field slap hit.

ESPN baseball analyst Tim Kurkjian joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to talk about the changes to Major League Baseball these last few years. Kurkjian mentions the "three true outcomes" for hitters, which are home runs, strikeouts, or walks. Lots of home runs are being hit, too many strikeouts are occurring, and not nearly enough singles are being hit. That also plays into how dominant the pitching has been, and some have openly questioned the use of foreign substances on the baseballs.

Kurkjian also talked about the American League overall and how he is surprised by the first two months of the Francisco Lindor-less Cleveland Indians.


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