Re: Why no laptops in the dugout?
Originally Posted by D-Man
Is it a social thing--no coach wants to be the first one to show up with a laptop in the dugout?
Or are laptops actually there, and bench coaches keep them out of sight in the dugout or clubhouse?
As of 2002, when I interned for an MLB organization, "electronic equipment" was forbidden in the dugout, by major league rule.
I imagine that hasn't changed, or we'd have heard about it.
Personally, I think the game would be better if it were allowed. But I also favor the automation of ball/strike calls, and a lot of other uses of technology.
How, then, are those people of the future—who are taking steroids every day—going to look back on baseball players who used steroids? They're going to look back on them as pioneers. They're going to look back at it and say "So what?" - Bill James, Cooperstown and the 'Roids