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How to shorten baseball games....

donmdonm Posts: 10,241 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate
edited June 2019 in General

I got to thinking (i know...not a smart thing to do) last night while watching the Bravos. What if MLB outlawed batting gloves. I think that would save about10 seconds to 15 seconds per AB for a lot ofplayers and that would add up over an entire game. It is so annoying to see players stepping out of the box to adjust their gloves after every pitch. C'mon man....


  • KaseyKasey Posts: 23,562 mod
    Worked for Mark Grace
  • loxahatcheedawgloxahatcheedawg Posts: 109 ✭✭✭ Junior
    Seems like every batter and every pitcher is continuously adjusting something. 
  • GradyDawg85GradyDawg85 Posts: 312 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Was at the game last night and it would've been a LOT shorter if Braves' pitchers didn't keep going deep into the count and/or to 10+ pitches on the multiple Pirates hitters below the Mendoza line. Geeze that was frustrating.

  • UGA4LifeUGA4Life Posts: 929 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate
    A lot of times the “adjusting of the batting gloves” gives the hitter a moment to think about what kind of pitch is going to come.  
  • pgjacksonpgjackson Posts: 13,324 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    I loved playing baseball back in the day, but it is unwatchable as a spectator sport.

  • TeddyTeddy Posts: 6,977 mod
    They’ll just find something else to adjust. Players will always have some sort of routine. 
  • pgjacksonpgjackson Posts: 13,324 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Ok, I’ll give you that. Padre’s games were pretty OK, mostly because the weather was always fantastic and the view is pretty awesome. Beer is a must. I don’t think I have ever watched an entire baseball game on TV my whole life.

  • JesupdawgJesupdawg Posts: 1,193 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate
    They’ll just find something else to adjust. Players will always have some sort of routine. 

    ^^^ This
    People that played baseball and know about the game knows that players have routines for a reason, my son used to have a hitting coach that believed that if you didn’t have one he was gonna teach you one lol
  • donmdonm Posts: 10,241 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    I'm fine with having a routine - just do it in the batter's box.

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