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    Quote Originally Posted by DandyDon View Post
    Yeah the automatic commercial breaks during pitching changes are annoying, especially when it happens multiple times in a single inning.
    $$$$$$$

    It's like the commercials after the XP and then after the kickoff following. It's annoying but if these sports could they would add more and more commercial breaks. those arent going away.

    So tired of all sports tinkering with stuff. They are ruining the very foundation of sports. NFL is a completely different game now. Just watch the Giants first 2 SB wins vs the last 2. It's mind boggling. Now go back and watch a baseball game from the 90s compared to now. It's headed the same way.

    Limit pitching changes.
    Limit coaching mound visits
    Make a minimum of hitters faced by a reliever.
    Change the DH to a rule where a player can not DH 2 games in a row. This one is more for me and won't speed up the game though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheAnalyst View Post
    $$$$$$$

    It's like the commercials after the XP and then after the kickoff following.
    Yup.

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    Girardi suggested pitchers and catchers wearing ear pieces so they can communicate easier. Also hitters so they can as well. Next thing you know, signals get jammed in Boston or stolen.
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    Baseball's New Intentional Walk Scheme Is A Pointless, Off-Target Act Of Surrender
    An automatic intentional walk would reward the team that’s trying to duck a dangerous batter by eliminating all other sources of risk from the scenario. It would take away from the hitting team any chance of advancing on a wild pitch or a stolen base—or the advantage, when the next hitter comes to bat, of the pitcher having to rediscover his normal motion and find the strike zone again.
    Very well said

    http://deadspin.com/baseballs-new-in...s-o-1792633670
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    Several players express their frustration with MLB's pace-of-play rule changes
    Starting next season, Rob Manfred will have even more power along these lines

    Commissioner Rob Manfred has of course made improving baseball’s pace of play at the major-league level a priority item. To that end, he has enacted a number of measures -- the latest being the “automation” of the intentional walk. Manfred wants more, of course, including a pitch clock and a raised strike zone.
    Now, though, some players are beginning to push back against Manfred’s initiatives. Bob Nightengale of USA Today quotes a number of frustrated big-leaguers -- Jonathan Lucroy, Cole Hamels and Jimmy Rollins among them. The full article is worth reading to hear all their concerns, but Brandon Moss of the Royals put it in the strongest terms:

    “I’m just very glad I will not be playing this game in 10 years. It won’t be recognizable. It’s going in a direction where it’s not the same game. Every year they keep trying to think of some stupid new rule. It’s getting old. Real old.”

    If the voices in Nightengale’s story are any guide, then frustration among the ranks of players is widespread. Let it be known, though, that Manfred himself seems a bit vexed ...

    “Unfortunately, it now appears that there really won’t be any meaningful change for the 2017 season due to a lack of cooperation from the MLBPA.”

    Other than the intentional walk thing, that is. In any event, we have loggerheads. Manfred wants these changes now, and the MLBPA doesn’t see the hurry. And as union head Tony Clark tells Yahoo’s Jeff Passan, time limits on replay reviews and organized penalties for pace-of-play violations might indeed come to pass soon in addition to the IBB changes. Still, Manfred wants more.

    http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/news/se...-rule-changes/


    Im getting real worried about the future of this great sport.
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    And yet another change coming...

    MLB reportedly wants stickier baseballs to eliminate the need for foreign substances
    MLB is working with Rawlings to produce a baseball with natural tact

    This will help pitchers control a baseball much better, making it harder on the hitters and lower scoring games.

    I hate you Roger Manfred

    http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/news/ml...gn-substances/
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheAnalyst View Post
    And yet another change coming...

    MLB reportedly wants stickier baseballs to eliminate the need for foreign substances
    MLB is working with Rawlings to produce a baseball with natural tact

    This will help pitchers control a baseball much better, making it harder on the hitters and lower scoring games.

    I hate you Roger Manfred

    http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/news/ml...gn-substances/
    Did MLB learn nothing from Hockey? They think reducing offense is going to appeal to more fans? Is this freaking Euro Soccer? Remember that horrible period of time with the NHL, 2 line passes and the infamous "trap defense". The Devils thrived during that period, so there fans should be well aware. Awful, boring Hockey games. Pitcher dominance is already on the rise in baseball due to the reduction of juicing. They really want to go further?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NAVY2323 View Post
    Did MLB learn nothing from Hockey? They think reducing offense is going to appeal to more fans? Is this freaking Euro Soccer? Remember that horrible period of time with the NHL, 2 line passes and the infamous "trap defense". The Devils thrived during that period, so there fans should be well aware. Awful, boring Hockey games. Pitcher dominance is already on the rise in baseball due to the reduction of juicing. They really want to go further?
    I don't think that is their intention. They are also trying to move up the bottom of the strikezone to benefit hitters. They want the ball in play more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheAnalyst View Post
    This is by far the worst rule change I have ever heard and he better not even think about bringing it up to the MLB level to shorten games...

    Might as well just make it 2 strikes and your are out and 2 outs an inning. And enough about this dumb pitch clock. It wont be good for baseball. You can not rush a pitcher who isnt ready to throw a 99 mph fastball at a batter
    Dont do it

    http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/news/re...shorten-games/
    Too late, the game was ruined a long time ago!
    These newest proposed rule changes, are simply the moronic powers that be, sticking the fork in baseball once and for all!!
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