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Monday, March 23, 2015

Bridgeport Bluefish and Long Island Ducks will experiment with foul-ball strikes and three-pitch walks

Last August, author Paul Auster — also a big baseball fan — wrote a letter to the editor of the New York Times with a radical idea about how to speed up baseball games:

Eliminate the two-strike foul ball as a neutral play (neither strike nor ball) and rule it a strike. To compensate for the advantage this would give the pitcher, allow the batter to go to first base after three balls instead of four.

At least a couple of teams think it might be fun to see how this works. Thankfully they’re in the independent Atlantic League. It’s the Bridgeport Bluefish and the Long Island Ducks, and in August they’re going to experiment with these very rules.

Karl from NY Posted: March 23, 2015 at 03:17 PM | 15 comment(s)
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