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Old 05-14-2021, 07:21 PM
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Originally Posted by frankbmd View Post
Thresholds could be adjusted. Watching a 3 1/2 hour game with 35 strikeouts and 2 or 3 dingers does not float my boat.

If you thought I was deadly serious in my post, you are incorrect.

I like history and records too, but at the current rate the league batting averages could be headed for .200 or less in a few years. The complete game is already gone. 20 game winners, what's that? Ball in play action reduced. The Shift - ugh. Can anyone name all the pitchers on their favorite team's roster?
The solution to most of this is a pitch timer, and some radical manager being mega successful utilizing old school strategies, which everyone will then inevitably emulate.

I've always believed it would be easier to build a staff with 4 quality starters rather than 5, and that a starter is sharper working every 4th day rather than having that extra off day.

I've seen so many changes in the rules over the past few years, I don't assume any idea is too ridiculous to be considered by MLB.
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