|Hanley Ramirez in Baltimore 4/24/15|
by Keith Allison
via Wikimedia Commons
Length of game is related but different from pace of play, which is much more important. That's obvious. And while it's good that games are being completed in less time, is it a big improvement for a Yankee - Red Sox game to go from 3:58 to 3:50? Who would even notice?
If the league even bothered to issue a press release about it abandoning the matter and declaring victory, I could not find it. What a mess. Manfred, the A-Rod Slayer, could not even do this. What a joke.
Pace of play warning month was not enforced. Now what? Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Am I the only one who is even more aggravated by dead time between pitches now that reform is supposedly being implemented? ...
The first month of the regular season was supposed to be a grace period during which umpires would warn batters of violations of new speed up rules. Has anyone noticed any umpire warn any batter? I have not.
May 1: fines begin for pace of game violations. Yeah, right. Friday, May 1, 2015
Yeah, right. I'll be looking for David Ortiz to be confronted by the plate umpire in tonight's Yankee game in Boston. Yeah, right...
Manfred, the A-Rod Slayer, will finally have to enforce something, not just babble about how he'll consider any and all suggestions. Yeah, right.