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    SamsNCharge99
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    What happened to the pitcher shotclock???

    Is that still a thing? I love playoff baseball but damn.....didnt they come out with a shotclock. Its like 35-40 seconds between pitches

    Going on 4 hours for only 10 innings and 2-2 game. Speed it up a tad bit
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    Heltah Skeltah
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    No pitch clock in 2018.

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    And what happened to not letting the batter step out of the box between pitches?

    I'm actually ok without all those changes. The game is fine, leave it alone.

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    Just wait for the Sox yanks series. Each game will be 4 hours minimum.

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    Per ESPN.com, Washington Nationals ace Max Scherzer explained why he is "fundamentally against" the idea of forcing pitchers to throw the ball within certain time parameters:

    "I know as players, that's something that MLB is trying to negotiate. I don't think there's negotiation here. As players, it just shouldn't be in the game. Having a pitch clock, if you have ball-strike implications, that's messing with the fabric of the game. There's no clock in baseball, and there's no clock in baseball for a reason."

    Scherzer's comments come on in the wake of MLB implementing a 20-second pitch clock during spring training games.

    Per the league's announcement, the clock will have three phases throughout the spring. As soon as next week, umpires will issue a reminder to pitchers and hitters who take more than the 20 seconds allotted between pitches.

    Depending on the results of negotiations with the MLB Players Association, umpires could be allowed to enforce ball-strike penalties to players who violate the clock rules.

    Scherzer is a member of the MLBPA executive board, giving him a prominent seat at the table during negotiations for the pitch clock. His lack of support for the issue right now could force the two sides to find a compromise to ensure both sides are happy, and that players don't feel like their health is being put at risk.

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    Since pitchers want 2 min between pitches they should put commercials between pitches.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr KLC View Post
    Per ESPN.com, Washington Nationals ace Max Scherzer explained why he is "fundamentally against" the idea of forcing pitchers to throw the ball within certain time parameters:

    "I know as players, that's something that MLB is trying to negotiate. I don't think there's negotiation here. As players, it just shouldn't be in the game. Having a pitch clock, if you have ball-strike implications, that's messing with the fabric of the game. There's no clock in baseball, and there's no clock in baseball for a reason."

    Scherzer's comments come on in the wake of MLB implementing a 20-second pitch clock during spring training games.

    Per the league's announcement, the clock will have three phases throughout the spring. As soon as next week, umpires will issue a reminder to pitchers and hitters who take more than the 20 seconds allotted between pitches.

    Depending on the results of negotiations with the MLB Players Association, umpires could be allowed to enforce ball-strike penalties to players who violate the clock rules.

    Scherzer is a member of the MLBPA executive board, giving him a prominent seat at the table during negotiations for the pitch clock. His lack of support for the issue right now could force the two sides to find a compromise to ensure both sides are happy, and that players don't feel like their health is being put at risk.
    I think it is more on the batters, stepping out and adjusting those stupid freaking batting gloves every pitch, even when they don't swing. Did Mantle, Gehrig, Ruth, Joe D., Teddy etc. wear those f...... things???? They can do without them.

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    One thing I would do is get rid of the 8 warm up pitches during a pitching change. They've been warming up all of that time in the bullpen. Why do you need more pitches on top of that?

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    Donít touch the Fukin game only pure sport I enjoy to watch leave it alone please

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    Take as long as you want... but I'm still not watching until there's a consistent STRIKE ZONE.

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