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Offline imref

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Automatic Intentional Walk Coming
« Topic Start: February 21, 2017, 10:44:48 PM »
ESPN reporting that the owners and the union have agreed to allow an automatic intentional walk instead of requiring the throwing of actual pitches. 

http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/18737245/mlb-union-agree-get-rid-traditional-intentional-walkwill-use-signal-dugout

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Re: Automatic Intentional Walk Coming
« Reply #1: February 22, 2017, 08:15:39 AM »
One of the best movements in a game is when the pitcher is falling apart and throws a past ball on an intentional walk

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Re: Automatic Intentional Walk Coming
« Reply #2: February 22, 2017, 09:15:51 AM »
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Re: Automatic Intentional Walk Coming
« Reply #3: February 22, 2017, 09:38:38 AM »
My unscientific survey says Zimmerman takes more time adjusting his gloves than it takes to throw four balls.

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Re: Automatic Intentional Walk Coming
« Reply #4: February 22, 2017, 09:40:20 AM »
Yup. Want to speed up the game? Outlaw Velcro batting gloves.

My unscientific survey says Zimmerman takes more time adjusting his gloves than it takes to throw four balls.

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Re: Automatic Intentional Walk Coming
« Reply #5: February 22, 2017, 04:50:45 PM »
Yup. Want to speed up the game? Outlaw Velcro batting gloves.


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Re: Automatic Intentional Walk Coming
« Reply #6: February 22, 2017, 04:55:44 PM »
One of the best movements in a game is when the pitcher is falling apart and throws a past ball on an intentional walk
Or when an idiot manager calls in a new reliever and has the new reliever IBB his very first batter, and then he unintentionally BBs the next couple batters cuz he didn't warm up to throw strikes.

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Re: Automatic Intentional Walk Coming
« Reply #7: February 22, 2017, 04:58:38 PM »
meh

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Re: Automatic Intentional Walk Coming
« Reply #8: February 26, 2017, 02:07:36 PM »
Not a fan of this. How often does an IBB happen anyway? Definitely not in a majority of games. Congrats, Manfred, you just cut 75 seconds off of a handful of games.

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Re: Automatic Intentional Walk Coming
« Reply #9: February 26, 2017, 02:09:31 PM »
Not a fan of this. How often does an IBB happen anyway? Definitely not in a majority of games. Congrats, Manfred, you just cut 75 seconds off of a handful of games.

Manfred said it was one of a package of ideas but the only one to be approved.  I agree though...Pretty worthless and just messes with the game...

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Re: Automatic Intentional Walk Coming
« Reply #10: February 26, 2017, 08:14:15 PM »
Agree.  Next thing we know, the pitcher will become mechanical

Not a fan of this. How often does an IBB happen anyway? Definitely not in a majority of games. Congrats, Manfred, you just cut 75 seconds off of a handful of games.

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Re: Automatic Intentional Walk Coming
« Reply #11: February 27, 2017, 11:26:19 AM »
Over/under on the first time the umps and teams have a brain fart and the pitcher throws four balls.     Not sure what happens (haven't seen this subject) if the batter has a 2-0 count and the opposing team decides to walk him.    Does he take his base after 2 balls?

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Re: Automatic Intentional Walk Coming
« Reply #12: February 27, 2017, 05:40:00 PM »
Over/under on the first time the umps and teams have a brain fart and the pitcher throws four balls.     Not sure what happens (haven't seen this subject) if the batter has a 2-0 count and the opposing team decides to walk him.    Does he take his base after 2 balls?

I wonder if this will lead to more pitching around folks?

Offline Natsinpwc

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Re: Automatic Intentional Walk Coming
« Reply #13: February 27, 2017, 05:44:22 PM »
Can't get too excited one way or the other about this change. 
I saw last year games increased about 3 minutes over the year before--if it keep going that way they will be four hours so they need to find someway to speed things up.

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Re: Automatic Intentional Walk Coming
« Reply #14: February 27, 2017, 05:44:32 PM »
I wonder if this will lead to more pitching around folks?

In sports, for every action there's a re-action.    I'm sure there's seam heads in the organization somewhere trying to figure out how to use this new rule to their/our advantage.

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Re: Automatic Intentional Walk Coming
« Reply #15: March 02, 2017, 12:20:59 PM »
It's official now but managers will still have the option of doing it the old-fashioned way by throwing four pitches. So if they need to buy some time - which is often the case - they'll just do it like they do now, saving zero time. Good work, MLB!



Maureen Mullen‏ @MaureenaMullen  · 32m32 minutes ago 

Re new MLB rules: am told mgrs have OPTION of throwing 4 pitches for IBB or not. So, if they need to buy some time, throw 4.


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Re: Automatic Intentional Walk Coming
« Reply #16: April 11, 2017, 12:26:41 PM »
One of the best movements in a game is when the pitcher is falling apart and throws a past ball on an intentional walk
Flashbacks to the 2014 NLDS...