The MLB plans to change the pace of the game this 2015 season. Will this actually shave time off the games and make more fast pace instead of slow and boring. Almost everyone has been to a professional baseball game at times the game can seem a little boring and slow. Thats because the batter or pitcher may take over a minute just to step in the batters box or deliver a pitch. The MLB has decided to put a clock saying how much time you have to deliver a pitch or how much time you have for warm ups. If you don't have enough time to warm up then you don't get to. There are some exceptions to this for the pitcher and catcher if they are on base or hitting prior to the half inning they have a little more time since they are coming off the base or just got done hitting. With the batter you have to keep one foot in the box most umpires have in force this already. The batter has to be in the box with 20 seconds remaining on the timer and the pitcher has to begin his motion to deliver a pitch as soon as the batter is in the box and alert to the pitcher. In my opinion I don't like this because me playing ball too and being a hitter I have a routine that I go through and it takes more then 20 seconds. With them having me hurry up I'm gonna be uncomfortable and I think most batters are gonna feel rushed and not have a good at bat. For the pitchers though, I am one also, most are gonna like it because most pitchers are up tempo pitchers right as soon as the batter steps in there they are ready to go they are ready to deliver a pitch. With there also being a time they have to meet there will be penalties instead of just getting a ball or strike being added they have fines and warnings, but it won't be in forced until the regular season. I think this is a little to strict they don't need to fine a guy for not delivering a pitch this is a little to strict the warnings are fine especially if they do it more then once. This is gonna benefit pitchers but not the hitters. Like I said a hitter has a routine they go through and it's gonna take more time for them now I'm not saying go all Nomar Garciaparra and have them take 15 minutes but they need more time then just 20 seconds.
By Nicklaus Guajardo