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Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Dodgers top NL – in long games

The Dodgers have been warned by MLB in the form of a letter from executive vice president of baseball operations Joe Torre.
The warning cited a number of Dodgers pitchers for their violations of baseball’s “pace of game” regulations. A number of relievers were cited for taking too long to get from the bullpen to the mound when entering the game. Continued violations could result in $5,000 fines though none of the players have been fined to date.
Surprisingly, no position players were warned about the amount of time they spend out of the batter’s box. Hanley Ramirez and Yasiel Puig, in particular, have extended at-bats because of their deliberate walks from the on-deck circle and long resets between pitches.

kthejoker Posted: June 03, 2014 at 11:32 AM | 5 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. TerpNats Posted: June 03, 2014 at 01:23 PM (#4718088)
So the Dodgers aren't only trying to emulate the Yanks and Bosox in money spent, but in length of games, too?
   2. Danny Posted: June 03, 2014 at 01:28 PM (#4718096)
They should send the Rays a letter, too. Their bullpen is excruciatingly slow. They have 5 of the 9 slowest relievers in the league, including 3 of the top 4.

Joel Peralta is the worst--he takes nearly 35 seconds between each pitch, which is more than 10 seconds longer than a league average reliever.
   3. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: June 03, 2014 at 01:41 PM (#4718111)
The warning cited a number of Dodgers pitchers for their violations of baseball’s “pace of game” regulations.

Torre also issued several tickets for unicorn poaching.

   4. Bote Man Posted: June 03, 2014 at 05:19 PM (#4718343)
Bring back the bullpen car!! Make it a 409 and play the Beach Boys as the pitcher races to the mound in it.
   5. Karl from NY Posted: June 03, 2014 at 09:08 PM (#4718446)
Don't get anybody thinking "4:09" is a directive for game length.

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