Sunday, April 19, 2015

Independent Atlantic League tries timid radical rules: 3-ball walk, 2-strike foul SO.

I've been advocating starting the count at 3-2 and limiting the batters to three swings.

3-ball walks? How a radical baseball experiment speeds up game
By Associated Press April 18, 2015 10:03pm

radical speedup rules Saturday in an exhibition of the independent Atlantic League.

Batters were awarded walks when the count went to three balls. Strikeouts were called when there was a foul ball with two strikes...

Ten batters walked on three balls and eight batters were called out on foul balls ...

1-0 ... 2 hours, 15 minutes

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