USA Today columnist Bob Nightengale’s piece reported some disgruntled takes from some baseball greats like Goose Gossage, Pete Rose, Lou Pinella and Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon. Gossage summed it up best saying, “I can’t watch these games anymore. “It’s not baseball. It’s unwatchable. A lot of the strategy of the game, the beauty of the game, it’s all gone.” With analytics running the sport and a drop in attendance, SI Now hosts Robin Lundberg and Amy Campbell weigh in on the Hall of Famer’s comments.
After the New York Yankees lost 19-5 to the Cleveland Indians last week, Yankees manager Aaron Boone suggested that he would support a mercy rule to inhibit the possibility of position players pitching. SI Now hosts Robin Lundberg and Amy Campbell debate if a mercy rule would work in MLB.
New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso blasted his 40th home run on Sunday to break the National League rookie record. Considering that he’s doing it under the bright lights in New York, SI Now hosts Robin Lundberg and Amy Campbell discuss if Alonso is the story of the MLB season.