Shea: What will baseball look like 50 years from now? Taking a swing at the sport’s future

From John Shea at the San Francisco Chronicle on March 19, 2019:

Imagine bases with sensors, bats with sensors, gloves with sensors, balls with sensors.

Imagine zero rainouts, athletes jumping directly from the draft to the big leagues and rehabbing from Tommy John surgery in weeks instead of months.

Instant replay? Unnecessary. Why waste the time when technology will provide data on every play in real time, eliminating the need for reviews, challenges or arguments.

Baseball 50 years from now. Catch the fever.

As we enter professional baseball’s 150th anniversary season, we wonder what the game will look like 50 years into the future.

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Originally published: March 20, 2019. Last Updated: March 20, 2019.