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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  nypost.com

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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