“Among the changes include the new intentional walk rule, which allows a manager to signal his decision to home plate instead of having the pitcher throw four pitches outside of the strike zone.” In an effort to speed up games, you can now be walked in a major league game without the pitcher moving a muscle. That should go a long way towards getting games that are routinely as long as three hours down to around 2:59.

+ Colin Kaepernick has decided that he will stand for the national anthem next season because he believes there’s been positive change in America. (It has absolutely nothing to do with the fact that he became a free agent like five minutes before he made the announcement.)