Pace of Game Thread

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didn't a few rules get put in 4-5 years ago only to be summarily ignored by everyone?

linda cardellini (zachlyon), Friday, 3 October 2014 07:20 (five years ago) link

I like all these ideas, and double yes to the dudes stepping outside of the box on every pitch

Maggie killed Quagmire (collest baby ever) (frogbs), Friday, 3 October 2014 11:54 (five years ago) link

three weeks pass...

Joe (Cubicle hell)
Klaw.. please provide your thoughts on the attempt to speed up the game during AFL... is it working?

Klaw (2:31 PM)
Umps were ignoring that stuff when I was out there. I think just getting batters to stay in the box will improve the perceived pace of the game substantially.

this horrible, rotten slog to rigor mortis (Dr Morbius), Friday, 24 October 2014 16:08 (four years ago) link

two months pass...

pitch clocks, foot-in-box rules to be implemented in double-a, triple-a

mookieproof, Thursday, 15 January 2015 16:58 (four years ago) link

three months pass...

Anything noteworthy in the pace of game department? The Braves are playing a lot of 2:20-ish games lately. Has Papi changed his between-pitch routine at all?

WilliamC, Wednesday, 6 May 2015 14:47 (four years ago) link

Through 30 games, the Southern League has shaved 13 minutes off the average 9-inning game time, from 2:52 to 2:39

mookieproof, Monday, 11 May 2015 15:43 (four years ago) link

Pitchers are always better than hitters in April

Compare to the average April game length and then let's see

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Monday, 11 May 2015 15:58 (four years ago) link

Gotta say these rules seem less intrusive than I feared. I don't think they alone explain the 8-minute drop in average game time the league has seen this year, but they aren't hurting anything

Evan R, Monday, 11 May 2015 17:57 (four years ago) link

one year passes...

Could a (Catcher's) Helmet Headset Speed Up Games?

mookieproof, Friday, 13 January 2017 00:44 (two years ago) link


Supercreditor (Dr Morbius), Friday, 13 January 2017 14:48 (two years ago) link

one year passes...

Marwin Gonzalez wins the batting title you don’t want: xHSAA ...a pace metric controlling for context. @bachlaw @tangotiger #useless stats #rstats #MLB Other fun pace stats:

— Sam Sharpe (@SharpeWordz) March 1, 2018

mookieproof, Thursday, 1 March 2018 17:25 (one year ago) link

each extra inning will start with a runner on second at all levels of the minors + limited mound visits + 15-second pitch clock with no runners on (at AAA/AA only)

mookieproof, Wednesday, 14 March 2018 16:43 (one year ago) link

needless to say, righteous purists are pissed and everyone who works in the minors is thrilled

mookieproof, Wednesday, 14 March 2018 16:46 (one year ago) link

any novelty welcome, eh

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 15 March 2018 00:59 (one year ago) link

this obviously makes sense in short-season A, where less of that garbage is a better value

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 15 March 2018 01:00 (one year ago) link

i think a better choice would have been to just call it a tie after ten innings, but whatever

impressive how worked up ppl have gotten though -- 'i will never attend a minor league baseball game again'/'are you gonna give everyone a participation trophy after the game'/'fuck you you fucking cucks'

mookieproof, Thursday, 15 March 2018 02:22 (one year ago) link

one year passes...

cardinals-pirates today

11 innings
11 runs
14 hits
16 walks
26 strikeouts
16 pitchers

and all in a crisp 4:50

mookieproof, Tuesday, 2 April 2019 03:12 (six months ago) link

one month passes...

The Entire 2019 Kentucky Derby & the time between 2 Greinke pitches to Albies, Overlayed.

— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) May 11, 2019

mookieproof, Saturday, 11 May 2019 17:17 (five months ago) link

three months pass...

The Red Sox now have...... 21 active pitchers.

— Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) September 4, 2019

mookieproof, Wednesday, 4 September 2019 17:26 (one month ago) link

The job of Cora and Kevin Cash is to find a way to win, every day. Theirs is not the job of creating nationwide interest. Baseball's deference to the evils of showcase development and the idiocy of unlimited Sept rosters making games unwatchable is the fault of MLB. Period.

— Peter Gammons (@pgammo) September 4, 2019

mookieproof, Wednesday, 4 September 2019 20:44 (one month ago) link

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