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  • #31
    Originally posted by westsidegrounds View Post
    Whoa. They really do that? I thought it was just a dumb idea somebody dreamed up to fill a column on a slow news day.

    Sure seems like a great way to develop people's appreciation of baseball though.

    The preceding sentence contains sarcasm.
    They are the international tie breaker rules used in all IBAF tournaments. Absolutely ghastly rule.

    The MLB plan alters it in that there will only be a runner on second.
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    • #32
      If a pitcher has a perfect game through 9 innings of a 0-0 game, will he still be considered perfect with the baserunner on 2nd in extra innings? If the runner moves to 3rd on a groundout and scores on a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 10th will he get credit for a 29 out perfect game despite losing?

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      • #33
        Originally posted by nobody View Post
        If a pitcher has a perfect game through 9 innings of a 0-0 game, will he still be considered perfect with the baserunner on 2nd in extra innings? If the runner moves to 3rd on a groundout and scores on a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 10th will he get credit for a 29 out perfect game despite losing?
        Obviously he would. He didn't allow any hits or walks. That's why they can't go through with something like this. I'd rather have a visible pitch clock than this; that's how dumb an idea it is.
        46 wins to match last year's total

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        • #34
          What's never mentioned in discussions to 'speed up the game' is the simple fact that the main reason post-season games are so long, and regular season games got to be that way also is commercial breaks. They get even longer during the playoffs. They go from about 2 minutes (about 2 and a half for nationally televised) in the regular season to at least 3 for post-season. Do the math over nine innings...will this change? Not in a million years. The game itself is fine, leave it alone.

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          • #35
            If they are going to make a change, how about this?

            innings 10-12: no runner on base
            innings 13+: start with runner on 2nd (or maybe 1st)

            It's less radical, and it essentially solves the "perfect game" issue. Not a lot of perfect games are still going in the 13th.
            Last edited by ipitch; 02-10-2017, 09:17 AM.

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            • #36
              Originally posted by ipitch View Post
              If they are going to make a change, how about this?

              innings 10-12: no runner on base
              innings 13+: start with runner on 2nd (or maybe 1st)

              It's less radical, and it essentially solves the "perfect game" issue. Not a lot of perfect games are still going in the 13th.
              One was, so it's not unprecedented.

              The whole idea is absurd, IMO. It's a radical solution to a nonexistent problem.
              Shalom, y'all!
              What's the rumpus?

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              • #37
                Someone brought it up on Fangraphs and I kind of agree: I'd much rather be like Japan and have the game called a tie after twelve innings than have to resort to screwing with the nature of the game just to make it end a little faster.
                46 wins to match last year's total

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                • #38
                  Originally posted by PRW View Post
                  I'm going to pop some popcorn and enjoy the responses to this proposition ...

                  http://www.si.com/mlb/2017/02/08/mlb...er-second-base
                  I'd rather the Cubs win the next 50 World Series than see this.
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                  • #39
                    As an update, Manfred doesn't see this as being used at the Major League level. At the lower Minor League levels it probably isn't the end of the world.

                    http://mlb.nbcsports.com/2017/02/16/...-league-level/
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                    • #40
                      This idea is stupider than the new Intentional Walk rule change, which to date is the stupidest rule change in the history of sports.
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                      • #41
                        Originally posted by Rich the Giants fan View Post
                        This idea is stupider than the new Intentional Walk rule change, which to date is the stupidest rule change in the history of sports.
                        You got that right , that IBB change means zero. Both leagues, average IBB per game for the last 5 seasons 0.21.
                        I can't believe anyone even "thought" of starting with the runner on second base.
                        Stop screwing with the game

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                        • #42
                          Originally posted by SHOELESSJOE3 View Post
                          You got that right , that IBB change means zero. Both leagues, average IBB per game for the last 5 seasons 0.21.
                          I can't believe anyone even "thought" of starting with the runner on second base.
                          Stop screwing with the game
                          Can I get an Amen?
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                          • #43
                            Amen!

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                            • #44
                              Now, I'm not a fan of the intentional walk, because a good chunk of the time it flat out backfires, but has anyone considered it helps the defense just a little bit? You'd like it if the team you're rooting for is prevented from having to throw four pitches and the danger of a wild pitch or errant pitch that's crushed is removed. Using essentially international rules in the 12th inning is a much bigger travesty than removing four lobbed pitches to the plate.
                              46 wins to match last year's total

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                              • #45
                                Originally posted by SamtheBravesFan View Post
                                Now, I'm not a fan of the intentional walk, because a good chunk of the time it flat out backfires, but has anyone considered it helps the defense just a little bit? You'd like it if the team you're rooting for is prevented from having to throw four pitches and the danger of a wild pitch or errant pitch that's crushed is removed. Using essentially international rules in the 12th inning is a much bigger travesty than removing four lobbed pitches to the plate.
                                Did I miss something, saw a great number of IBB over the years and saw very, very few wild pitches.
                                And even if it did take place, whats the difference.
                                If I recall the lords of the game gave the fans the BS that it would shorten game time length which is even more foolish.
                                Last season the team high was 60 IBB, many were under 40 and 30, this silly change does nothing to shorten game time.

                                As the the other nonsense, starting with runner at second, sounds like something kids might come up with in the playground.
                                No wait a minutes, kids are not that dumb.
                                Last edited by SHOELESSJOE3; 02-28-2017, 02:20 PM.

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