The Pirates are 9 games over .500! Who'd a thunk it?! Somebody get a colonial re-enactment band to play "The World Turned Upside Down!"
Unlike a number of seasons past, OK, 19, they aren't quitting. They may not win spit or even make the playoffs, but seeing the effort makes the game fun again.
Did they introduce checking?
A shot clock for the pitcher ?
The hitter gets to take the bat along and club whoever tries to tag 'im out ?
A sniper that picks off guys who take too big a lead off base ?