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MLB experiment - Atlantic League rule changes - thoughts?

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by GIMNEPIWO » Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:12 am

Bases being 18" instead instead of 15, thus shortening the distance in between them. Moving the pitching rubber back to 62'2" ... Infield shifts restricted so that 2 infield defensive players must be on either side of 2nd base and off the grass ... TrackMan to call balls and strikes ?

Thoughts ?
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by Battle » Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:45 am

GIMNEPIWO wrote:Bases being 18" instead instead of 15, thus shortening the distance in between them. Moving the pitching rubber back to 62'2" ... Infield shifts restricted so that 2 infield defensive players must be on either side of 2nd base and off the grass ... TrackMan to call balls and strikes ?

Thoughts ?

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by GIMNEPIWO » Sat Mar 09, 2019 1:40 pm

Battle wrote:
GIMNEPIWO wrote:Bases being 18" instead instead of 15, thus shortening the distance in between them. Moving the pitching rubber back to 62'2" ... Infield shifts restricted so that 2 infield defensive players must be on either side of 2nd base and off the grass ... TrackMan to call balls and strikes ?

Thoughts ?

Other than TrackMan, I don't understand the rewards.


TracMan can't tell the difference between a bounced pitch or one that doesn't bounce passing through the strike zone as I understand it ... So, umpires will still be behind the plate.

I suppose the extra distance for the rubber is supposed to get more balls put into play, advantage offense ... I don't know that 3" closer or larger size for the bases will make much of a difference ... The infield defensive shift restrictions seem to be advantage offense also .... So, more offense makes the majority of fans happier ... I guess ?
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by Crabby_Bob » Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:40 pm

GIMNEPIWO wrote:Thoughts ?


Those people have lost their minds.
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by GIMNEPIWO » Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:42 am

Crabby_Bob wrote:
GIMNEPIWO wrote:Thoughts ?


Those people have lost their minds.


LMAO,.. That's a thought .... My first question was "are they making home plate 18" also ?" ... But no, just the 3 field bases.
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by Crabby_Bob » Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:33 am

FLEURNOIR4 wrote: Infield shifts restricted so that 2 infield defensive players must be on either side of 2nd base and off the grass ... TrackMan to call balls and strikes ?


Why? Hit it where they ain't.
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