What has happened to base running in Major League Baseball? Houston Astros Manager Dusty Baker was right…the base running is as bad as it's ever been. Almost every time I turn on a game I see mistakes on the base paths. Guys have been playing baseball since they were kids and yet still make mistakes running the bases on a fairly regular basis. My question is why? How hard can it be and what happened to running hard? I really don't get it!