By John Leahy @johnjosephleahy on August 21, 2014
The MLB is known for its slow-moving games. Here are five ways newly-appointed MLB commissioner Rob Manfred can speed things up.
You guessed it. It functions just like the shot clock in basketball. The pitcher gets “x” amount of seconds after he receives the throw back from the catcher. If he violates the clock, tack a ball onto the pitch count, advance the runners (if on base)—just formulate some sort of penalty. Some guys tend to take a couple of centuries to deliver a pitch.
Teams get four a game. Choose wisely.
This rule would coincide with the previous one. With the exception to changing a pitcher, teams get three total mound visits in a game. I know it’s part of the game, but it’s also part of the problem. If the game is going to speed up, visits should be limited.
Three balls and two strikes is an out vs. two outs instead of three.
What happened to the good ole’ days, “what the ump says goes” mentality? As much as everyone loves watching some of those portly, old managerial fellows stumble and bumble on out of the dugouts to argue or challenge a call, probably walk faster or something. To oversimplify it, just figure out replay, please. Maybe have a coach just toss a red flag out of the dugout and go look at a monitor (within a reasonable amount of time, of course).
October 8, 2015 by Jason Fletcher
While it may seem a little bit taboo to have a toddler handling a bottle of champagne, in this moment it's perfectly fine with me. Read More
The Kansas City Royals will begin their quest for a return to the World Series with a best-of-five series against the Houston Astros in the ALDS. Read More
October 8, 2015 by Jacob Kornhauser
As far as ALDS matchups go, the Rangers and Blue Jays are as good as it gets. Both have plenty of offensive firepower, so here are five bold predictions about the upcoming series. Read More
Following a victory over the New York Yankees in the AL Wild Card Game, the Houston Astros earned the right to play the Kansas City Royals in the ALDS. Read More
This afternoon the Toronto Blue Jays will play host to the Texas Rangers from the Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario. Check out these five bold predictions for Game 1 of the ALDS. Read More
October 8, 2015 by Christopher Gamble
New York Yankees GM Brian Cashman made the right move to pass on Ben Zobrist at the deadline. Here is why. Read More
October 8, 2015 by Brad Faber
Here are five players the Detroit Tigers need to send packing over the upcoming offseason. Read More
The Texas Rangers will travel north of the border to take on the Toronto Blue Jays in Game 1 of the ALDS this afternoon. Read More