Pace-of-play changes coming soon?

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    I hope they don’t have pitch clocks.
     
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    Ken Rosenthal
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    Sources: Players’ union formally rejected MLB’s pace-of-play proposal today. Manfred, who has power to unilaterally implement pitch clock, not giving up making an agreement.
     
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    If they want to speed up the game, they need to enforce the actual strike zone, I think.
     
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    Commissioner Rob Manfred and union chief Tony Clark will meet on pace of play next week, sources tell The Athletic. Gap between sides remains significant and likely prohibitive. Manfred maintains right to implement initial proposal by MLB. Union rejected upgraded proposal.
     
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    Does the players union want people not to bother watching the games? I LOVE baseball and it's impossible to sit through.
     
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    No kidding. From both the players and managers, a quickening of the pace would help out immensely
     
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    I've wondered if the batters needing to re-do the straps on their batting gloves is necessary after every pitch, even if they don't swing at it. What next? Tying their shoes after each pitch? Then the pitchers react to throw off their timing. An on and on. Where will it all lead? To the batters and pitchers pulling down their pants after each pitch to adjust their cups? :eek:

    It has become part of the one-upmanship between batter and pitcher. It needs the League office to take them both down (speed them up) a few notches.

    As a traditionalist, I did not agree with the no-pitch intentional walk, but I admit it has helped the game. But that might happen a few at-bats per game. Timing the pitcher, who initiates each play, would happen on every single pitch. That comes to what? Over 300 per game?
     
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    I'd like to see fewer pitches in between innings. If a pitcher is replaced due to injury then they get all they need, as it is now.

    If you've been warming up in the bullpen you get 2, maybe 3 pitches then "batter up". The mounds should not be that different to warrant more throws to familiarize yourself.

    Pitchers returning to the mound after your team bats: You get 1 pitch per batter you sat out for, with the ump allowing more or less if deemed so. If your bats go 3 up and 3 down you probably didn't sit there very long.
     
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    I like the proposed changes. I don't care so much about game length and while I typically enjoy the leisurely aspect of baseball, they just stretch out every moment too far

    So much more enjoyable when there is a good pace to them
     
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    Don't let them leave the box at all and that will slow if not outright stop the glove stuff. The batter is simply using the glove thing as a way to give them a moment to think about what the pitcher is doing next.

    Pitcher cannot leave the mound during an AB unless it is to field a ball in play would speed things up too and those things should speed up every AB.

    Fall League games had a pitch clock and both games I attended went less than 3 hours and both had a fairly high number of runs scored.
     

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