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Potential MLB rule change
« on: November 21, 2017, 04:26:42 pm »

Evidently MLB is close to implementing a 20 sec pitch rule when the bases are empty.

Do you like or dislike this?

Will it spread to college?

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Re: Potential MLB rule change
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2017, 04:49:41 pm »

Evidently MLB is close to implementing a 20 sec pitch rule when the bases are empty.

Do you like or dislike this?

Will it spread to college?
They are trying anything to nibble away at the time games are taking to play.  Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on how you look at it) long games are the result of lots of hits and runs and pitching changes.
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Re: Potential MLB rule change
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2017, 11:43:11 pm »

Juicing baseballs lengthens games...
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Re: Potential MLB rule change
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2017, 09:14:24 am »

Juicing baseballs lengthens games...
Amen. The funny thing is they did it to themselves trying to make the game more interesting.
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Re: Potential MLB rule change
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2017, 09:30:22 am »

Amen. The funny thing is they did it to themselves trying to make the game more interesting.

Isn't it just about the same with all sports, seems offense lengthens games.
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Re: Potential MLB rule change
« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2017, 10:29:39 pm »

Make the batter stay in the box and eliminate all of the mound visits. 
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Re: Potential MLB rule change
« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2017, 02:19:36 pm »

i believe we were already doing this in the SEC a couple years back. Seemed to not speed up the game much but didn't ruin either.
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Re: Potential MLB rule change
« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2017, 08:12:05 pm »

I've gone to the SEC tournament the last two years and paid some attention to the 20 second clock. Can't tell that it ever made much of a difference, if any.
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Re: Potential MLB rule change
« Reply #8 on: November 27, 2017, 03:23:37 pm »

Make the batter stay in the box and eliminate all of the mound visits. 

I've been saying this for years.
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Re: Potential MLB rule change
« Reply #9 on: November 27, 2017, 08:10:46 pm »

Make the batter stay in the box and eliminate all of the mound visits.
You know I can go most of the day without having to step aside and adjust myself and spit. Can't be that hard to stay in the box.
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Re: Potential MLB rule change
« Reply #10 on: November 29, 2017, 09:56:16 am »

No kidding on the stay in the box..drives me crazy when every batter has to step out and readjust their gloves after every pitch even when they don't even swing at it. 
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Re: Potential MLB rule change
« Reply #11 on: December 03, 2017, 12:18:26 pm »

No kidding on the stay in the box..drives me crazy when every batter has to step out and readjust their gloves after every pitch even when they don't even swing at it.
It’s been a number of years since I’ve gone to any little league games but I’d bet you’d see the kids doing the same crap now. I wonder if these batters do that in BP? Lol
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Re: Potential MLB rule change
« Reply #12 on: December 13, 2017, 03:51:44 pm »

The only way to truly speed up the game is to have a time limit, but that would ruin the game.  The beauty of baseball is that you always have a chance regardless of how many runs you are behind until that final out.
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Re: Potential MLB rule change
« Reply #13 on: December 14, 2017, 05:57:09 pm »

Evidently MLB is close to implementing a 20 sec pitch rule when the bases are empty.

Do you like or dislike this?

Will it spread to college?



DO IT! And don't limit it to only when nobody is on base.
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Re: Potential MLB rule change
« Reply #14 on: December 14, 2017, 05:58:22 pm »

Make the batter stay in the box and eliminate all of the mound visits. 

DO THIS also. 
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Re: Potential MLB rule change
« Reply #15 on: January 08, 2018, 03:39:29 am »

They are trying anything to nibble away at the time games are taking to play.  Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on how you look at it) long games are the result of lots of hits and runs and pitching changes.

Pitching changes are responsible for 90 per cent of this stupid crap.  Changing pitchers just to pitch to one hitter is nothing more than gutless managers covering their asses.  If a pitcher has good enough stuff, he will get out a hitter no matter what side of the plate he is batting from.  The odds are already 7 to 3 in the pitchers favor even when facing a .300 hitter for Christ's sake.
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Re: Potential MLB rule change
« Reply #16 on: January 08, 2018, 03:42:15 am »

Evidently MLB is close to implementing a 20 sec pitch rule when the bases are empty.

Do you like or dislike this?

Will it spread to college?



I think they used this when I saw some minor league games last summer in Memphis.  Frankly I never saw anyone come close to not throwing a pitch in the allotted time.  After an inning I forgot all about it.
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Re: Potential MLB rule change
« Reply #17 on: January 08, 2018, 08:17:53 am »

I feel like we already have/had this
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Re: Potential MLB rule change
« Reply #18 on: January 08, 2018, 03:26:51 pm »

I feel like we already have/had this

Yep. We only had one pitcher that really took him time before delivering a pitch and he still had plenty of time to do it.
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Re: Potential MLB rule change
« Reply #19 on: January 19, 2018, 10:16:35 am »

i believe we were already doing this in the SEC a couple years back. Seemed to not speed up the game much but didn't ruin either.

Yes, we do it in SEC games.
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Re: Potential MLB rule change
« Reply #20 on: February 01, 2018, 11:19:03 am »

Make the batter stay in the box and eliminate all of the mound visits.

This. Most hitters will back out every single time.
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Re: Potential MLB rule change
« Reply #21 on: February 01, 2018, 11:50:43 am »

If they really wanted to shorten games they'd make every hitter start with a 1-1 count.  Pitch clock will end up hurting the batter more than the pitcher
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Re: Potential MLB rule change
« Reply #22 on: February 03, 2018, 02:20:00 pm »

They are trying anything to nibble away at the time games are taking to play.  Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on how you look at it) long games are the result of lots of hits and runs and pitching changes.
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Pitching changes just so a pitcher can throw to one batter are killing this game.  If a pitcher has good enough stuff to get a batter out he should be be able to get them out no matter what side of the plate they hit from.  This is strictly a manager and pitching coach covering their asses.
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Re: Potential MLB rule change
« Reply #23 on: February 03, 2018, 02:22:23 pm »

This. Most hitters will back out every single time.

Exactly, how many times do you need to adjust the Velcro on a batting glove?  They had a 20 clock in Memphis last year.  After the first couple of batter I completely forgot about it.  I never saw any anyone come close to running over the time limit.
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Re: Potential MLB rule change
« Reply #24 on: February 04, 2018, 06:34:40 pm »

If they really wanted to shorten games they'd make every hitter start with a 1-1 count.  Pitch clock will end up hurting the batter more than the pitcher
Wouldn't it be just as easy to say 2 strikes is a strikeout and 3 balls is a walk rather than starting with a 1-1 count?
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Re: Potential MLB rule change
« Reply #25 on: February 05, 2018, 11:21:13 am »

Wouldn't it be just as easy to say 2 strikes is a strikeout and 3 balls is a walk rather than starting with a 1-1 count?

That'd be fine too.  I'd also limit the pitching changes to 3 per game, barring injury of course.  And any pitcher who is "injured" misses a minimum of 2 weeks.   
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Re: Potential MLB rule change
« Reply #26 on: February 05, 2018, 11:49:47 am »

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Pitching changes just so a pitcher can throw to one batter are killing this game.  If a pitcher has good enough stuff to get a batter out he should be be able to get them out no matter what side of the plate they hit from.  This is strictly a manager and pitching coach covering their asses.
That'd be fine too.  I'd also limit the pitching changes to 3 per game, barring injury of course.  And any pitcher who is "injured" misses a minimum of 2 weeks.   

100% disagree.
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Re: Potential MLB rule change
« Reply #27 on: February 05, 2018, 02:23:25 pm »

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Pitching changes just so a pitcher can throw to one batter are killing this game.  If a pitcher has good enough stuff to get a batter out he should be be able to get them out no matter what side of the plate they hit from.  This is strictly a manager and pitching coach covering their asses.

It's as much about the hitter being able to hit lefties or righties better that facilitates this move, not necessarily the pitchers ability.
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