MLB Pace Of Play, It's Simple

Bill Michaels
February 15, 2018 - 8:27 pm

Major league baseball is yet again going to try and speed up the pace of play.  Oh, I have all the confidence in the world in MLB, don’t you? After all, they’re the ones who came up with that brilliant no-pitch intentional walk last year.  Yeah, that was about as successful as trying to put out a 5-alarm fire with a bottle of seltzer water. 

Why can’t Rob Manfred just listen to me. 

1.  The addition of a 22 second pitch clock….period.  Nothing more needed there. 

And 2.  Put one umpire in the booth at every stadium for replay.  When there’s the slightest bit of a question, the ump in the booth buzzes the home plate umpire to let him know that they need another minute or two to either confirm or change the call on the field.  That eliminates managers waiting at the top of the dugout stairs and homeplate umpires waiting for managers to make their move.

That’s it. 

What’s so hard about that?

Beyond that, if you’re a baseball fan, games take about 3 hours and you should know that.

Now, enjoy the season.