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Offline Smithian

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Re: pitch clock
« Topic Start: June 01, 2022, 10:58:26 AM »
Last night in Fredricksburg was my first time attending a game with a pitch clock. The impact on the game was noticeable. The pace of play seemed a lot quicker.  I did notice that when Strasburg pitched, the clock was not in use, I guess because he's a major league player.

This notes that the pitch clock is shaving about 20 minutes off a typical game:
https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/33767554/pitch-clock-shaving-20-minutes-minor-league-games-scoring-nearly-same

I hope they bring it to the majors, especially for playoff games.
That would be awesome in majors. Twenty minutes is a small save that helps keeps casual fans more interested late and makes it easier to catch mass transit home.