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- Jul 30, 2006
Rule change approved outlawing the infield shift. Two players must be on each side of 2nd base. Pretty pathetic, in my opinion.
Agreed. The shift could have been remedied if batters went back to using the whole field rather than pulling the ball and trying to hit homeruns all the time (resulting in higher strikeouts). Also, you would think the stolen base would come back to keep defensive positioning more honest.
It amazes me that the sports I watched as a kid all have been undergoing constant rule changes rather than just keeping them as they were.