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Old 07-21-2018, 10:46 AM
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Originally Posted by kittle42 View Post
I very much agree with this and have said it a few times here before - there is no reason not to enforce these rules unless it's MLBPA and umpire union discord.
I think part of it is a reluctance to give umpires too much power (I shudder at the thought of what Joe West would do if asked to enforce these rules).

The other thing is that in my opinion, the pace of play can vary from game to game to game. If it's the 9th inning of a one run game in a division race in September, guys can step out all they want and pitchers can take a long time between pitches and it doesn't bother me, it adds to the tension.

But when the Yankees and Red Sox are taking four hours to play a 3-2 game in April, that's insane.

(Also, I don't mind doing this in the minors for a variety of reasons but I would be very upset if this was implemented in the majors).

Go Sox!!!
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