In the top of the ninth inning of a lopsided Pirates victory over the vile St. Louis Cardinals Friday, Pirates reliever Kyle Crick quick-pitched Cardinals pinch hitter Harrison Bader on an 0-2 count, drawing a delightfully meager and pointless little swinging bunt from Bader:
MLB commissioner Rob Manfred has been pushing hard for changes designed to speed up baseball’s pace of play, and today the league announced a set of initiatives aimed at doing just that:
Did you stay awake for the entirety of last night’s Twins-Yankees game? Are you still feeling the pain this morning? Last night’s game was good, and featured great plays, great action, and a stunning performance by the Yankees bullpen. It was also way too fucking long, and was a good reminder that October baseball is…
This offseason, MLB instituted a handful of new rules aimed at speeding up games. Less than a week into the season, the league seems to be making an effort to stay on top of the enforcement of these new rules.