Skip to comments.Rule changes coming this year and next [MLB]
Posted on 03/14/2019 10:35:15 PM PDT by be-baw
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I expected they might have be more heavy-handed to placate those lobbying for reduced game time and delays.
I’m on the fence on several of them but then I’m a purist.
Thanks for posting.
You’re welcome. Do you actually like any of the rule changes?
So much for great pitching exhibitions.
Why don't they just grant everyone one run per inning to spice things up? Utter nonsense...
They can keep everything like it is if they just make one rule change - every count starts at 1-1. The average game time should drop about 30 minutes without affecting the game at all.
Agreed, runner on second base after the 9th, no 40 man roster - bunch of bs.
Sabremetrics - bunch of bs as well - does not take winning into account. Example - MY Mets pitcher Degrom getting the Cy Young award because of his ERA... 10-9? Not much of a winner. Got it only because he played in NY and had the benefit of media exposure all pushing him. If he played for the Padres fuggetaboutit.
They’ve kind of taken the pitching out of the game in a way.
Kids today don’t know what a complete game looks like.
They pitch for five to seven innings, and along comes the relief.
I believe there are some complete games, but not like there used to be.
You touched on the ERA issue too, and I remember Bob Gibson winding up with something under a little over 1 ERA. Ouch!
During a spring training game the commentators said one of the minor leagues is trying out moving the mound back 2 feet and increasing the bases from 15 to 18 inches.
I want to make rule changes back to the old rules... Especially regarding that stupid ass DH rule. But don't get me started.
Yeah, I'm old school.
The pace-of-play changers are mostly pretty stupid. Nobody out there is saying, “I’d watch if it was 15 minutes shorter on average!” The idea of adding official clocks to baseball is galling.
The guy had 32 starts and gave up 2 or fewer earned runs in 26 of them. He had 12 losses or no decision in games where he gave up 0 or 1 earned runs.
For some of these rule changes you’d need a Harvard attorney and a Cray computer to game out all the possibilities (Two-Way Player, as one example).
The biggest problem with baseball is the ridiculous amount of time between innings. 1 minute and 30 seconds should be maximum. Instead, many, many times in real life, it’s closer to 3 minutes. Absolutely killing the game.
Are you kidding ghost runner on 2d base is classic.
This is not a good idea: Three-batter minimum for pitchers: Rule 5.10(g) will be amended to require that starting pitchers and relief pitchers must pitch to either a minimum of three batters or to the end of a half-inning.
Every pitcher has the occasional awful day. To prevent their removal before finishing a half-inning won’t hasten the game.
Oh, and the greatest mortal sin to baseball, the DH, is more than likely coming soon to the NL.
Years back I was watching an Orioles game on the tube, and they ran out of pitchers, went into extended endings, and IIRC they ended up bringing in a shortstop. Incredible, edge of the seat stuff, absolutely bizarre. And it probably pissed off the suits up in corporate because they had to go into and interrupt programming in order to keep that game on the air.
That’s what this is all about, it’s about programming and sticking to schedule if at all possible so as not to interfere with their broadcast plan.
I never bought into the sports is entertainment mindset. IMHO sport is Sport and it is competitiveness not entertainment. Iy is competition on the field or in the ring or on the course it’s a match, it’s a duel, and I don’t think it really fits into the category of entertainment. But hey, that’s just me.
The biggest problem with baseball is the ridiculous amount of time between innings. 1 minute and 30 seconds should be maximum. Instead, many, many times in real life, its closer to 3 minutes. Absolutely killing the game.
I rarely watch MB anymore. But, I agree that putting a clock in the pitcher will eventually have to happen. Im thinking maybe 30 secs max per pitch. Penalty if exceeded would be a ball charged to pitcher.
I have a problem with this one too. It eliminates one of the strategic elements of the game, the lefty/righty matchups. All a manager has to do with that rule is alternate left-handed and right-handed hitters in the lineup and theres no way an opposing manager can get a favorable matchup.
There is an easier way to speed up the game without eliminating the ability of a manager to vchange pitchers as desired no warmup pitches after a change. These guys are already warmed up in the bullpen; why is it necessary to take the time to let them throw warmup pitches after a change? An exception could be made for injury, but come in and pitch.
I can’t wait until Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Pelosi decide people from the grandstands can come onto the field and be allowed to assist the team in the field by standing in the way of the runners when the ball is struck by the batter. If called by the umpires, then they are given sanctuary by the field ref and allowed to continue without being removed from the field. Besides, that would be xenophobic.
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