* No need to throw four wide pitches for an intentional walk (this reminds me of the old Don Drysdale quote, "An intentional walk is a waste of three pitches")
* Managers get 30 seconds to request a review
* Reviews should only take two minutes to make a determination in most cases
* Carter Capps' pitching motion is clarified as legal, so long as he drags his back foot.
* intentional walk rule, IMO this was done to set the tone for the impending rule changes next year. ( I.e pitch clock) I doubt that it
impacts the game flow very much, but I prefer that the pitches be thrown.*
* Thirty seconds is enough time for a manager to trust their eyes. I think that it has become a dog and pony show for the
manager to walk out on the field while the replay guy reviews the play. i think that this will pick up pace of play and make the
manager challenges more valuable.*
* Two minutes is more than enough time to review a play. Have the umps hustle and get their headset on. There should be a clock that times the
two minutes once the headset goes on. If the replay nerve center central or whatever they call it can't overturn the call in two minutes let the
call stand. This is a step in the right direction.*
* I have seen this guy pitch and IMHO it is an illegal delivery. Further, the fact that MLB has to make a special ruling enhances that it
is most likely an illegal pitch. I doubt that the next guy who hops, skips, and jumps off of a mound gets the same consideration. I don't think
that it is easy to pitch like this and He is coming back from an arm injury. MLB threw him a bone IMO.*
Edited by russsnyder, 03 March 2017 - 11:29 AM.