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Thursday, January 18, 2018

MLB’s plan on how they can make baseball games at least 10 minutes shorter

From Jeff Passan:

Major League Baseball plans to implement a pitch clock and stricter rules on mound visits in the 2018 season, according to a memo obtained by Yahoo Sports that outlines the changes, with the MLB Players Association expected to reject an agreement the league offered.

After the MLBPA declined a similar proposal last year, the league threatened to unilaterally impose a timer between pitches, batters and innings, as well severely limit mound visits without the union’s consent, as is its right. The average time of game swelled to a record 3 hours, 8 minutes last season. Officials believe a pitch clock can shave at least 10 minutes off game time.

Lots of details in the article.

Greg Pope Posted: January 18, 2018 at 10:06 PM | 40 comment(s)
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