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jespah
 
Reply Wed 5 Feb, 2003 06:26 pm
See: http://espn.go.com/mlb/columns/stark_jayson/1503508.html

ESPN reporter Jayson Stark suggests 25 potential rule changes in Major League Baseball, from using instant replay to banning thunder stix.

What do you think of these possible rule changes? What are some changes you would propose? I'll list the rule changes in the first reply, but if you want the details about 'em, you'll need to read the article. :wink:
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Reply Wed 5 Feb, 2003 06:33 pm
1 Use instant replay
2 Stay in the batter's box
3 Establish visiting hours for managers and pitching coaches to go to the mound
4 Toughen up the save rule
5 Ban the fake-to-third, throw-to-first move
6 Three pickoffs and you're done
7 Limit a team to five relief pitchers per nine-inning game
8 When no one is on base, a relief pitcher should have to face a minimum of two hitters instead of just one
9 Shrink the September roster to 30 -- tops.
10 Unify the stat numbers, and stop keeping separate stats for the two leagues
11 Make the waiver system more like the draft
12 Erase the runner's box
13 Define the true meaning of a sacrifice fly
14 Dump the designated pinch-runner
15 But add the designated fielder
16 Ban all body armor
17 Invent the "team" error
18 Enforce the batter's box
19 The phantom tag of second base on a double play must go
20 No more Saturday night games
21 No more out-of-the-baseline rule
22 Farm out the Brewers
23 If a team has three consecutive losing seasons, it loses 50 percent of its revenue-sharing payout and all of its welfare check from the luxury-tax pool until it gets above .500 again
24 Make fan interference legal
25 Ban Thunder Stix
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