I went to a game on Sunday between the Charlotte Knights (White Sox AAA) and Norfolk Tides (Orioles) and saw some of the rule changes in person for the first time and i gotta admit i love it. The innings breaks are max. 2min. 25 seconds and the pitchers have 20 seconds between batters to begin motion. It really does keep the game moving at a good pace and it's awesome. IMO that's how the game was meant to be played and was played long before TV and all the damn commercials. The game i went to was about 2hrs 15 minutes. MLB could learn a thing or two from AAA.
Couldn't agree more. Round Rock Express games (Rangers AAA) are a delight to attend. The longest game I've seen was maybe 3 hours which took extra innings to finish.
It's not just the pitchers in MLB that are slowing down pace. Batters contribute to the problem too by constantly stepping out of the box adjusting their gloves, helmet, etc.
Edited by Vanimal46, 02 May 2018 - 05:37 PM.