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Rob Manfred is obsessed with pace of play and it isn’t the problem

Here are three better ways to encourage younger fans.

Another day, another pace of play “solution” from the MLB Commissioner’s office. Rob Manfred is a man on a mission. A mission to cut as many “boring” minutes as he can from a baseball game so he can replace them with more runs and excitement. All in a quixotic quest to tap into the waning attention spans of young people with their smart phones and apps.

Now the issue is apparently too many relievers. He’s toying with the idea of limiting the number of relievers that can be used in a single inning. God help us if that ever comes to pass on game like the recent series finale against the Pirates where eventful Justin Wilson made an appearance. Or a day like this nightmare from last season with the Cardinals when the entire Cubs bullpen seemed to forget how to pitch effectively in the eighth inning.

On second thought, don’t look at that Cardinals game again. It was awful and there is no reason to do that to yourself today.

My point is, it doesn’t matter if you have a pitch clock, limit mound …Read the Rest

Source:: Bleed Cubbie Blue

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