Hmm, I don't know how long commercial breaks go for currently... Good point though. If they're eliminating 5 seconds that's not enough to make a difference.
If anything it will end up being 5 less seconds of highlights before the inning begins.
Feels like they are always adding 5 or 10 seconds so to go backwards would be nice just to stop the bleeding so to speak.
Does anyone know why the union did shoot this down? Do they value adjusting their batting gloves that much" I think it was Tom F that made the good point of if they are both a little rushed then it is still fair. I am sure most offenses in NFL would like a little more time to talk or think about plays but they manage. It seems like these clocks would be more than fair and as was pointed out if a guy is onfirst base a pitcher can always buy time by throwing over there. If there is not a guy on base then what is the holdup? I would be ok with the third visit of player, coach or manager initiating a pitching change and I love the idea of a reliever making his way to the field earlier.Seeing a manager point to the pen holding up an arm holds no value to me. Three warm up pitches should be enough also.Should be enough time for a 30 second commercial.
"I'd rather see them get rid of: character races, T-shirt canons, children's games, dedications to veterans, anthem choir and bands, and everything else non-baseball related between innings or before the first pitch, and then try to change the game."
Agree with everything here except instead of getting rid of the canons triple the number and shoot them off as many times as possible for 30 seconds every half inning.T-shirts are not dangerous, catching them is fun and getting freebies are always nice. Just do it and don't make a production of it.
Don't Sweat the Small Stuff ... and it's all small stuff.