Rise in Catcher's Interference: Time for MLB Rule Enforcement?

May 15, 2024
Rise in Catcher's Interference: Time for MLB Rule Enforcement?
  • The number of catcher's interference calls in Major League Baseball is on the rise, a trend examined in today's Snyder's Soapbox.

  • Catchers attempting to 'steal' strikes by framing pitches and batters positioning too far back in the box are contributing factors to the increase in interference calls.

  • There is a call for stricter enforcement of batter's box boundaries to address the issue.

  • The article suggests that the adoption of an automated balls and strikes system could be a potential solution.

  • A recent incident involving player J.D. Martinez is cited as an example of the problems arising from the current situation.

  • Ensuring player safety and maintaining the integrity of the game are cited as primary reasons for needing to address the catcher's interference issue.

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