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Rule Change - MLB to Test a Speedup-the-Game Rule Change in Minors


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#1 West Coast Mets Fan

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Posted 09 February 2017 - 04:08 PM

Rule Change in Minors Will Put Runner on 2B in Extra Innings
 

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With commissioner Rob Manfred focused on increasing the pace of play in Major League Baseball, the minor leagues have become a proving grounds of sort when it comes to the pitch clock and other ideas.
 
One of the focuses this season will be on possible solutions for speeding up extra-inning games.
 
Yahoo! Sports, citing sources, reported Wednesday that MLB will test a rule change in the rookie-level Gulf Coast League and the Arizona League this summer that will automatically place a runner on second base at the start of extra innings.
 
A similar rule has been used internationally and will be in place for next month's World Baseball Classic.
 
MLB has proposed eliminating throwing four balls for an intentional walk and raising the strike zone above the knees, sources tell ESPN.

Joe Torre, MLB's Chief Baseball Officer, is in favor of seeing if the idea merits implementing at other levels.
 
"Let's see what it looks like," Torre told Yahoo! Sports. "It's not fun to watch when you go through your whole pitching staff and wind up bringing a utility infielder in to pitch. As much as it's nice to talk about being at an 18-inning game, it takes time.
 
"It's baseball. I'm just trying to get back to that, where this is the game that people come to watch. It doesn't mean you're going to score. You're just trying to play baseball."


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What's next? A six pack at every base?



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Posted 09 February 2017 - 06:45 PM

Well, that's a brain fart of an idea!

 

I hoping the fans boo and walkout when it happens.



#3 METS FANG

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Posted 09 February 2017 - 07:58 PM

i hate that idea.  Why don't you make it a 7 man field and you only have to bat your 1-6 of the line-up?



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Posted 09 February 2017 - 08:41 PM

How about, Automatic out if the hitter hits the ball to the opposite field?

 

Or do like we do here were I work at Big League Dreams, every batter starts with a 1-1 count to speed up the game.



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Posted 10 February 2017 - 09:52 AM

Intentional walk in front of a pitcher, batter takes 2nd and the pitcher gets to take first...



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Posted 10 February 2017 - 12:56 PM

Intentional walk in front of a pitcher, batter takes 2nd and the pitcher gets to take first...

I kinda like the idea of that one



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Posted 10 February 2017 - 02:57 PM

classic co-ed softball rule






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