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Saturday, March 4, 2017

WBC extra innings: 11th inning starts with runners on first and second base.

A couple of weeks ago Joe Torre suggested experimenting in some minor league with a new way to play extra innings: start the inning with a runner on second base. He got killed. Blowhards couldn't condemn this fast enough.

World Baseball Classic: Your FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

How will extra innings work?
This World Baseball Classic will follow familiar international rules in that once an 11th inning is needed, the team at bat shall begin the inning with runners on first and second base.
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"familiar international rules"? Say what? That's a familiar international rule? Who the heck knew that? Certainly not all the people killing Joe Torre for suggesting something less radical.

1 comment:

SteveFL said...

"familiar international rules" kind of like nuclear physics is familiarly known... to nuclear scientists maybe, but the guy on the street - not so much. So, what is the rule? And where, even, are those rules available?