Baseball's future: For the good of the game

Smaller crowds, longer games, not enough action on the field: This series looks at what baseball needs to do to regain and sustain its popularity in the future -- as well as problems facing the sport in the moment.

Tweaking tradition: How changing baseball could make a better game

Tweaking tradition: How changing baseball could make a better game

Third in a three-part series on the state of baseball: Speeding up and improving for future fans requires radical fixes. Not everyone agrees what those changes might be a decade from now. But it's coming.
Twins manager Paul Molitor pondered his lineup during a game this month. Managers and other team personnel are loaded with statistical information.

Show stopper: Baseball analytics make it a whole new game

July 14
First in a three-part series: Analytics are redefining baseball strategy as never before, becoming both a tool and a threat.
Part 2 in a three-part series looking at the state of Major League Baseball.

Baseball fans turning gray while millennials tuning out

July 16
Second in a three-part series: Baseball's summer monopoly ended long ago. If it expects to thrive, it must keep courting youth and convincing them the sport is great entertainment.

Inside the numbers: America's pastime

July 14
A closer look inside the numbers of baseball's new analytical ways.

Baseball in 2028: Here's what MLB could look like in 10 years

July 18
Besides an electronic strike zone, pitch clock and a ban on infield shifts, here are five other changes Major League Baseball could have in place by 2028

Notable MLB on-field rule changes over the past 50 years

July 18
Baseball is a sport that has seldom altered its rules, although recent years have seen a number of changes implemented in the major leagues

Listen: How can baseball reinvent itself for today's audience?

July 18
As part of the Star Tribune's three-part series on analytics and the future of baseball, Chris Hine, Joe Christensen and Chip Scoggins joined Michael Rand for a discussion about what Major League Baseball gets right and what things it needs to change going forward.
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Today's Scoreboard

  • Chicago Cubs

    Chicago White Sox

     

    - F

    4

    10

  • Baltimore

    NY Yankees

     

    - F

    8

    10

  • Milwaukee

    Pittsburgh

     

    - F

    8

    3

  • NY Mets

    Washington

     

    - F

    4

    2

  • Tampa Bay

    Toronto

     

    - F

    11

    3

  • Boston

    Cleveland

     

    - F

    7

    5

  • Kansas City

    Detroit

     

    - F

    4

    3

  • Cincinnati

    Miami

     

    - F

    0

    1

  • Philadelphia

    Atlanta

     

    - F

    5

    6

  • Seattle

    Texas

     

    - F

    3

    8

  • LA Angels

    Houston

     

    - F

    3

    11

  • San Francisco

    St. Louis

     

    - F

    3

    5

  • Colorado

    Arizona

     

    - F

    6

    2

  • Minnesota

    Oakland

     

    - F

    6

    7

  • San Diego

    LA Dodgers

     

    - F

    5

    3

No NFL games today

No NBA games today

  • NY Islanders

    Philadelphia

     

    - F

    3

    2

  • Washington

    Carolina

     

    - F

    1

    5

  • Chicago

    Ottawa

     

    - F

    5

    2

  • Buffalo

    Toronto

     

    - F

    3

    5

  • Tampa Bay

    Nashville

     

    - F

    5

    1

  • Columbus

    St. Louis

     

    - F

    0

    3

  • Calgary

    Winnipeg

     

    - F

    3

    4

No MLS games today