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MLB Announces Major Rule Changes

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Major League Baseball is implementing new rules to speed up the game, with changes to the pitch clock and pitcher substitution regulations.

The average game length last season was the lowest since 1985.

The changes aim to enhance the game for fans, but some players feel that additional adjustments are unnecessary and may not benefit fans or players. (Trending: U.S. State Passes Personal Pronoun Ban)

Seattle Mariners owner and chairman of the Competition Committee John Stanton, wrote, “From its inception, the Joint Competition Committee’s constructive conversations between players, umpires and owners have produced rules that significantly improved the game for fans.”

“These modifications will improve on last year’s work by the Competition Committee, which was a resounding success with our fans and for the sport,” he continued.

“Players strongly feel that, following last season’s profound changes to the fundamental rules of the game, immediate additional changes are unnecessary and offer no meaningful benefits to fans, players, or the competition on the field,” explained Stanton.

“This season should be used to gather additional data and fully examine the health, safety, and injury impacts of reduced recovery time; that is where our focus will be,” he added.

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