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Baseball is making an attempt to eat itself alive once more, with dumb rule modifications getting in the best way of the sport, in a phony effort to attempt to velocity up video games, or finish video games faster, or get gamers house earlier or some such nonsense perpetuated by MLB brass.
The notorious runner-on-second-in-extra-innings rule — which is longwinded and ridiculous to start with — was applied in 2020 after a number of years of experimentation within the indie leagues and the minors, and it was completely acceptable to make use of in a whacky, zany, pandemic-shortened season.
Custom is okay and listening to somebody drone on in regards to the material of the sport will be nauseating, however on this case, it’s very price it.
The rule is again once more in 2021 as a result of the MLBPA and MLB could not agree on expanded playoffs amongst different issues, which implies prepare for extra lame baseball guidelines to interrupt brains in 2021.
The Opening Day matchup between the Yankees and the Blue Jays went to additional innings, which means a runner was positioned on second to start out the 10th inning. Yankee reliever Nick Nelson rapidly gave up a double to Randal Grichuk, runner scores, Jays take the lead.
They might maintain on to win by a rating of 3-2, and loads of individuals — Yankee followers and never — had been very mad about it.
The runner on second rule is despicable
— Nick Stellini (@StelliniTweets) April 1, 2021
Hello. I don’t like the additional runner on second base rule. Manfred…😒
— Laura Eismont (@laura_eismont) April 1, 2021
MLB’s automated runner on second in extra-innings is un-American and may be grounds for revoking baseball’s antitrust exemption.
— James Wegmann (@jameswegmann) April 1, 2021
Beginning additional innings with a runner on second was nice final yr, with all of the silliness of that season.
It’s dumb now. This shouldn’t be a factor.
— Keith Smith (@KeithSmithNBA) April 1, 2021
Nick Nelson had an excellent inning and he is gonna get tagged with a loss on his file he would not deserve if the Yankees do not rating. Simply an unfathomably silly rule.
— Common Jake (@JakeMHS) April 1, 2021
My group (@BlueJays) received due to this rule right now. And I completely detest what this has completed to the sport.
It is a rule designed by individuals that don’t perceive the sport and whose solely aim is to earn money.
— Brian (@NOfTheBorder) April 1, 2021
Actually, if a rule wants greater than two phrases to elucidate it, then it is a dumb rule, and it should not exist, anyway.
If MLB needs to search out methods to hurry up the sport, then there are methods to do it that are not about gifting a free runner on second base.
Till they work out what they’re doing, although, that is what followers are caught with.