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Do you think this was sent overnight or standard shipping?
Seriously, shouldn't this letter have been sent to the umpires? They're the ones who need to be looking after this crap. Are pitchers supposed to have a Timex runner's watch or something that keeps track of how long they've been throwing warmup pitches?
Do you really need a timepiece to know that you're running almost a minute behind?
The simple solution, of course, is to limit pitchers to 2:25, warmup count be damned.
Sure, blame the pitchers for 30 seconds of wasted time when every batter exhibits ADD-like symptoms by stepping out of the box after each pitch, playing with their gloves and uniform during at bats.
Tell the pitchers the limit is eight tosses or 2:25, whichever comes first, and if a pitcher has thrown only five pitches when the time limit arrives, too bad. Managers will whine that the umpires are risking injury by not letting the pitchers warm up, but they'll also make sure it never happens again.
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