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Random musings from a transplanted midwesterner

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One Strike an' Yer Out!

Baseball didn't start out as a spectator sport, merely a pastime for children, farm boys, or city folk with enough open park space to play in.  Three strikes were the rule and fastballs weren't permitted, to allow rank novices to have a chance at putting the ball in play for some healthful fun and a little light competition.  In early variants the pitcher was required to suit the batter's preference as to low or high pitches. What if we were devising rules made for spectators and played by
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