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, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
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

  • Detroit

    Tampa Bay

     

    - F

    3

    9

  • Cincinnati

    Atlanta

     

    - F

    5

    7

  • Colorado

    Minnesota

     

    - F

    5

    5

  • Cleveland

    Texas

     

    - F

    4

    5

  • Pittsburgh

    Houston

     

    - F

    5

    1

  • Boston

    Chicago Cubs

     

    - F

    7

    16

  • Chicago White Sox

    Arizona

     

    - F

    7

    1

  • San Diego

    Seattle

     

    - F

    1

    0

  • Milwaukee

    Toronto

     

    - Bot 7th

    0

    2

  • Oakland

    San Francisco

    8:45 PM

  • LA Angels

    LA Dodgers

    9:00 PM

No NFL games today

  • Boston

    Cleveland

     

    - F

    116

    106

  • San Antonio

    Charlotte

     

    - F

    116

    125

  • Orlando

    Miami

     

    - 4th, 8:06

    86

    82

  • Chicago

    Toronto

     

    - F

    103

    112

  • Houston

    Milwaukee

     

    - 3rd, 1:10

    69

    86

  • LA Clippers

    Minnesota

     

    - End 3rd

    100

    85

  • Atlanta

    New Orleans

     

    - 3rd, 2:00

    99

    81

  • Sacramento

    Dallas

     

    - H

    54

    56

  • Detroit

    Denver

     

    - 2nd, 7:19

    26

    42

  • Washington

    LA Lakers

    9:30 PM

    TNT

  • NY Islanders

    Columbus

     

    - F

    0

    4

  • Carolina

    Washington

     

    - F

    1

    4

  • Florida

    Montreal

     

    - 3rd, 14:09

    1

    5

  • Buffalo

    Ottawa

     

    - 3rd, 5:40

    0

    4

  • Los Angeles

    Edmonton

     

    - End 1st

    1

    5

  • Chicago

    Arizona

    9:00 PM

    WGN

  • Anaheim

    Vancouver

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