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Re: Speed up the damn game
« Reply #30 on: August 25, 2014, 12:04:28 am »
JP163 getting something wrong?  THE HELL, YOU SAY!!!

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Re: Speed up the damn game
« Reply #31 on: January 15, 2015, 09:15:24 am »
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Re: Speed up the damn game
« Reply #32 on: January 15, 2015, 12:06:23 pm »
I hate the idea more and more every day.
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Re: Speed up the damn game
« Reply #33 on: January 15, 2015, 01:15:05 pm »
Expand the strike zone, add a fourth outfielder and watch those games really fly /s/ morons
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Re: Speed up the damn game
« Reply #34 on: January 15, 2015, 04:13:25 pm »
they could just call teh current strike zone.  It is still tight

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Re: Speed up the damn game
« Reply #35 on: January 16, 2015, 08:38:49 pm »
Bring Daryl Strawberry back as a nutritional consultant.  I'm sure those games would speed up with some nice nose candy :lol
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Re: Speed up the damn game
« Reply #36 on: January 21, 2015, 09:44:21 am »
I really wish we could get some metal bats into the game. PING!
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Re: Speed up the damn game
« Reply #37 on: February 19, 2015, 10:22:18 pm »
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The verdict from Major League Baseball's pace-of-game committee is in, and according to Fox Sport's Ken Rosenthal, tomorrow MLB will announce three rule changes designed to speed up games:

  • Managers must challenge replays from dugout.
  • Batters must keep one foot in box unless an established exception occurs.
  • Play to resume promptly once broadcast returns from commercial break.
If properly enforced, these changes might actually have the desired effect of speeding up the game without measurably altering it otherwise. The first one change probably won't do much—I can imagine a worst case scenario where managers amble out to argue with an umpire, before returning to the dugout to challenge—but the second two could.
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Re: Speed up the damn game
« Reply #38 on: February 19, 2015, 11:39:27 pm »
The first two could work. The third option misses pitcher changes and/or injury replacements,
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Re: Speed up the damn game
« Reply #39 on: February 19, 2015, 11:57:03 pm »
Deadspin article

The verdict from Major League Baseball's pace-of-game committee is in, and according to Fox Sport's Ken Rosenthal, tomorrow MLB will announce three rule changes designed to speed up games:

  • Managers must challenge replays from dugout.
  • Batters must keep one foot in box unless an established exception occurs.
  • Play to resume promptly once broadcast returns from commercial break.
If properly enforced, these changes might actually have the desired effect of speeding up the game without measurably altering it otherwise. The first one change probably won't do much—I can imagine a worst case scenario where managers amble out to argue with an umpire, before returning to the dugout to challenge—but the second two could.

I would change that rule to if you come out and argue you can't challenge.  Letting them come out and argue while they watched replays to decide whether to challenge was stupid.

It seems like all of these changes will save like 3 minutes. 

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Re: Speed up the damn game
« Reply #40 on: February 20, 2015, 03:15:13 pm »
Stupid.


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Re: Speed up the damn game
« Reply #41 on: February 26, 2015, 08:48:52 pm »
As a fan I could care less about the length of games but I like the new rules for the pace. Nothing is more annoying than watching a batter leave the box after every pitch and take 30 minutes to wander back in. Stand in the box and hit, it's not that hard.
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Re: Speed up the damn game
« Reply #42 on: April 07, 2015, 12:54:40 pm »
so far, so good.

i know its only 1 game, but they seem to be moving along just fine  :koolaid
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Re: Speed up the damn game
« Reply #43 on: April 07, 2015, 02:09:16 pm »
The slowest part of the games was the replay that they recently implemented :uhh
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Re: Speed up the damn game
« Reply #44 on: April 19, 2015, 09:13:16 pm »
ESPN Sunday Night Baseball between STL and CIN tonight clocked in at 2:02
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