retail news in context, analysis with attitude

You may have seen that Major League Baseball has decided on three major changes for the 2023 season - larger bases (to prevent injuries), a pitch clock (to speed up the game), and a ban of the shift (if you don't know what this is, I'll explain it in the video).  While I tend to be a traditionalist on such matters, I'm trying to show some degree of personal growth and not fall back on "that's the way it always has been" thinking.  And so I have some thoughts about these changes … and a business lesson (naturally) for retailers.