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Posted: September 13, 2017

Report: Pitch clocks, more changes ahead for baseball

If a pitch clock is approved by Major League Baseball, pitchers like the Angels' Matt Shoemaker will be forced to pick up the pace.
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If a pitch clock is approved by Major League Baseball, pitchers like the Angels' Matt Shoemaker will be forced to pick up the pace.

By Marcus Hartman, Dayton Daily News

Good news on the baseball pace-of-play front: Longtime baseball scribe Ken Rosenthal reports at The Athletic that players and Major League Baseball officials are working together to bring about changes soon. 

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This comes after some contentious exchanges earlier in the year in which MLB commissioner Rob Manfred threatened to impose changes regardless of the players’ acceptance. 

With the great American Pastime getting even slower this year, it’s nice to see the players could be coming to their senses and being open to things that can make the game more appealing to a wider audience without compromising what makes it great. 

They played the game for about 130 years without pitchers walking around the mound and the batter stepping out after every pitch. They can learn to do so again. 


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