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What Will the MLB Rule Changes Actually Change? Plus: ‘Koshien’ Director Ema Ryan Yamazaki

The documentary filmmaker joins to discuss her engrossing, humanistic exploration of Japan’s national high school baseball tournament

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Universal designated hitter, a runner on second base to start extra innings, and expanded active rosters—what will all this mean for the on-field product in 2020? We discuss those changes, their effect on our beloved Yoenis Céspedes, and where Yasiel Puig will end up (1:42). Then, we are joined by documentary filmmaker Ema Ryan Yamazaki to discuss her film Koshien: Japan’s Field of Dreams—an engrossing, humanistic exploration of Japan’s national high school baseball tournament and the players and coaches that compete in it (27:34).


Hosts: Jake Mintz and Jordan Shusterman
Guest: Ema Ryan Yamazaki

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