Major League Baseball is a game that clings to its history like no other.
“Tradition,” it shouts in a way that would make the Fiddler on the Roof proud.
There is a reason things have always been done this way,
even if that point seems long forgotten.
Change, it seems, has a place only as the name for an off-speed pitch.
Alas, Tevye and baseball purists will be dismayed. One of baseball’s great traditions has yielded to progress.
Hang it up.