Keep the strikeouts away

Fewer home runs and more strikeouts? That's hardly a good way to go about improving the game.

Originally Published: August 12, 2002
By Rob Neyer | ESPN.com

At least once in this space, I have written negatively about Sports Illustrated's top baseball writer, Tom Verducci. So it's with great pleasure that I write positively of his article in the August 5 issue that contained "14 other ways to help the game get back on track."

The 15th way -- actually, the first way -- is Verducci's "simple" plan for the players and the owners to agree on a labor deal. The plan didn't seem so simple to me, but those things are above my head so I'll leave the ...

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