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Yet again, the MLB is trying to change baseball
So the MLB wants to propose a change to the intentional walk rule where you have to throw four balls wide of the batter's box and then the batter gets first base. Plain and simple, this is a bad idea. Many may make the argument that it could help speed up the game. Okay, this may be true. However, we are talking about less than a minute of time that would be saved. Also, here is the main reason why they should not change it. On May 10, 2014, the Mets were playing the Phillies in Philadelphia. Mike Adams was on the mound for the Mets and Eric Campbell was at the plate. Adams was all set to intentionally walk Campbell, but then changed his mind.
The Phillies ended up winning this game by a run. Now, it can be said that there is a chance that this play did not make a difference in this game but there is also a decent chance that with the way Adams was pitching that year that the run may have come across to score, and there fore it would have affected the game. Plus, are we really gonna make a whole rule just to save a damn minute of a game?? Come on now, MLB.
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