Baseball games are long and slow. Sure, it’s fun to head down to the ballpark, drink some beers and eat some hots dogs…but even with a belly full of brew and franks, the game takes forever.
And that’s at the game. On TV it’s 1000 worse.
So given the consensus that games drag on, the MLB is doing something about it.
In relation to intentional walks, the pitcher will be able to signal the dugout that he wants to walk the batter. Done. No playing catch with the catcher for 10-15 seconds. Take your base.
While the rule will speed up the game (I guess?) we’ll never see moments like these ever again.
As we say goodbye to the intentional walk(for now), I'd like to remind everyone of this absolute boss moment from Miggy. pic.twitter.com/KouH4Ixvew
— Jason Ochart (@Jason_cOchart) February 22, 2017
•The MLB has approved to change the intentional walk rule. Which now will be granted following dugout signal. Take a look at these classics. pic.twitter.com/g3iyEW5kB3
— Dylan (@DylansFreshTake) February 22, 2017
But I've scored twice on an overthrow during an intentional walk… 🤔 https://t.co/cSHhsBQknY
— Jason Kipnis (@TheJK_Kid) February 22, 2017
A noble attempt to fix the game, MLB. But this isn’t doing much at all.
Back to the drawing board…