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Here is an iteresting twist on speeding up the game of baseball. Traditionalists will probably strike out (lame pun intended) while reading this. Posting this as things have gotten slow between commitments. Enjoy and don't take article too seriously. 

Here are some examples:

No batter can step out of the batter’s box. Lock it up. Stay in there. No long, lingering batting glove and helmet adjustments. If a batter steps out, it’s a called streeeee-rike!

No visits to the mound. No more mid-inning cocktail parties with the catcher, coaches and infielders. Want to change pitchers? Just shout out the change.

No walks. That’s right, no walks. On Ball Four, the hitter starts running. First, second, third—as far as you can go. The defense, meanwhile, has to throw the ball around the entire infield and outfield, and only then it can try and throw you out on the base path. Maybe you’ll get tagged out! Maybe you’ll get an inside-the-park home run! Who knows!

Once again, don't take article too seriously. Life is too short. It's not like there is a proposal to change collegiate baseball, MLB or changing the Road Whites to orange pants.

 

The Crazy Baseball Team That Lets Fans Catch Foul Balls for Outs https://www.wsj.com/articles/savannah-bananas-banana-ball-speed-up-games-major-league-baseball-11616071307

 

Banana Ball

 

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11 hours ago, 63_Texas_1 said:

Here is an iteresting twist on speeding up the game of baseball. Traditionalists will probably strike out (lame pun intended) while reading this. Posting this as things have gotten slow between commitments. Enjoy and don't take article too seriously. 

Here are some examples:

No batter can step out of the batter’s box. Lock it up. Stay in there. No long, lingering batting glove and helmet adjustments. If a batter steps out, it’s a called streeeee-rike!

No visits to the mound. No more mid-inning cocktail parties with the catcher, coaches and infielders. Want to change pitchers? Just shout out the change.

No walks. That’s right, no walks. On Ball Four, the hitter starts running. First, second, third—as far as you can go. The defense, meanwhile, has to throw the ball around the entire infield and outfield, and only then it can try and throw you out on the base path. Maybe you’ll get tagged out! Maybe you’ll get an inside-the-park home run! Who knows!

Once again, don't take article too seriously. Life is too short. It's not like there is a proposal to change collegiate baseball, MLB or changing the Road Whites to orange pants.

 

The Crazy Baseball Team That Lets Fans Catch Foul Balls for Outs https://www.wsj.com/articles/savannah-bananas-banana-ball-speed-up-games-major-league-baseball-11616071307

 

Banana 

About as much chance as changing "The Eyes" to "The Nose".

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On 3/19/2021 at 9:24 PM, UTfish said:

Once again, don't take article too seriously. Life is too short. It's not like there is a proposal to change collegiate baseball, MLB or changing the Road Whites 

 

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