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

No MLB games today

  • New Orleans

    Seattle

     

    - F

    13

    10

  • Boston

    Charlotte

     

    - F

    140

    129

  • Milwaukee

    Indiana

     

    - F

    119

    109

  • Detroit

    Atlanta

     

    - F

    104

    122

  • Washington

    Brooklyn

     

    - F

    90

    104

  • Orlando

    Miami

     

    - F

    90

    107

  • Chicago

    Toronto

     

    - F

    111

    108

  • New Orleans

    Minnesota

     

    - F

    107

    98

  • Cleveland

    Denver

     

    - F

    99

    87

  • Portland

    LA Clippers

     

    - F

    86

    116

  • Tampa Bay

    Buffalo

     

    - F

    1

    5

  • Toronto

    Carolina

     

    - F

    1

    4

  • Dallas

    Columbus

     

    - F

    1

    4

  • Arizona

    Florida

     

    - F

    3

    5

  • Calgary

    NY Rangers

     

    - F

    5

    1

  • Washington

    Ottawa

     

    - F

    7

    5

  • Los Angeles

    St. Louis

     

    - F

    0

    3

No MLS games today