Birdie's post with the side by side makes me wonder about the clock with runners on base. That brings in a whole new set of variables. I agree. There was a problem before. Much like vaccines, the cure is worse and worse.
It's a learning curve, the batter has a responsibility to be in the box ready to hit. I cant stand that wandering around, tugging at your gloves BS. The worst is the unstrapping and restrapping of the velcro on their gloves after taking a pitch.Home plate umpire deemed the batter was not ready (alert to the pitcher) at the eight-second mark on the clock.
That's a pitch-clock violation and good for an automatic strike.
In this case, on a 3-2 count, the pitch-clock strike ended the at-bat and the inning.
This is baseball in 2023.
I wonder if short rest periods will lead to more arm issues. Seems logical that a few additional seconds would allow the arm to gather itself.
Good question, CHEAP.
Games are much quicker this season -- about 25 minutes faster -- than the 2022 season, yet scoring is up about a half-run per game.
Here's a quick thought: The big innings are more productive because of the pitch clock and the 1-2-3 innings move quicker because of the pitch clock.
So the pitch clock accelerates whatever happens in the inning, good or bad.
Big innings are more productive because of the shift rules and the pitch clock
They should speed it up some more - maybe 10 seconds between pitches(15 with a man on), then they can start playing triple headers.
Pitch clock violations thankfully are not reviewable via replay.
Would defeat the purpose of speeding up the game.