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 Post subject: Changes to the game .......
PostPosted: Sun Aug 17, 2014 5:00 pm 
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That I would make .....
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* There is a time limit between pitches, or the end of "plays". Don't know what it is, but we all know it's not enforced. Make it 7 seconds and enforce it with a well-positioned timer. If not adhered to it is an automatic ball call.

* Limit the batter to no time outs except for injury and obvious broken bat.

* Automate ball / strike calls.

* Automate fair / foul ball calls with a green or red light right next to the pitch clock.

* Umpire crew refinement would have to follow.

These simple changes would shorten game times and take much of the umpiring subjectivity out of it. Face it, we need more American kids want to play the game -- and especially inner-city kids. I know I'm probably stretching the point, but those that still pine for tradition need merely think about what the simple bucking of tradition, for example, of the crossing of the color line did for the game. Some changes of tradition regarding baseball are good!


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 17, 2014 7:49 pm 
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I like some of these suggestions. I think there is a 15 second time in between pitches that is never enforced, but I think it should be- on both the batter and the pitcher. I mean, do batting gloves need tightened back up just after you took a pitch?


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 17, 2014 8:16 pm 
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Drop 'God Bless America' from the seventh inning stretch.

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NSMaster56 wrote:
Drop 'God Bless America' from the seventh inning stretch.

Thank you.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 17, 2014 9:12 pm 
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Salary cap.

Edit. Parity.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2014 1:32 am 
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Lose the unlimited time outs by the batters. Give them 5 time outs per TEAM per GAME.
Batter needs to be ready. The pitcher is.

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NSMaster56 wrote:
Drop 'God Bless America' from the seventh inning stretch.


This.

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I'm so sick of Thank God I'm a Country Boy for the O's and their affiliates (including my local A team, the Shorebirds) 7th-innning-stretch song that I want to puke. Apparently we have Mark Belanger -- my formerly favorite no-hit slick-field shortstop -- for this monstrosity.


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