Robot umps and dogs, minor league ball back after lost year

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Minor league baseball is back after a season lost to the coronavirus pandemic. From Omaha to Tampa, from San Jose to the Jersey Shore, games resumed Tuesday at all different levels. There have been significant changes to the structure of the minors and there have been new rules put in play. There was a computer calling balls and strikes at George Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Florida. But the fans and crazy promotions that make minor league ball such a neat experience are back, as are the games.