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[–] BlancoCanyon 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I don't see how ten minutes would make a difference to anyone. Juicing the ball and replays take up a lot more time than that!

Anyway, the umps already have the power to speed up the game. MLB should focus on that.

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[–] Titus-of-Voat [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

And MLB knows which catchers are always at the mound and which pitchers take forever to deliver.

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[–] BlancoCanyon 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Yep. They all know who the culprits are. The announcers talk about it.

Maybe the ump's union doesn't want to crimp a player's style or something, so a clock removes responsibility.

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[–] Maxcactus 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Speeding up the pitching might skew the game towards the offensive side leading to more hits, fielding action and higher scores. I find watching a slow pitching dominated game boring. I haven’t been able to make it through an entire game for quite a while. Too languid.

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[–] Titus-of-Voat [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Pitching dominant games with low scoring are usually the fastest games.

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[–] Titus-of-Voat [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I do think some catchers visit the mound way too much. Not sure this is the best solution only two visits seems overly restrictive in some situations.

Baseball does not have a pace of play issue. Are these changes really going to create new fans?