as declared in The new intentional walk rule, which will allow free passes without any pitches being thrown, has been much discussed , and now it’s official.
As well, the 30-second rule on manager challenges has been an anticipated step, as is the limit on how long replay officials can take.
Here are those seven changes:The start of a no-pitch intentional walk, allowing the defensive team’s manager to signal a decision to the home plate umpire to intentionally walk the batter.
On Thursday, MLB and the Major League Baseball Players Association announced a number of new rule changes for the 2017 season.
A 30-second limit for a manager to decide whether to challenge a play and invoke replay review.
As it stated in Both the intentional walk rule modification and the instant replay time limit were implemented in hopes of creating a faster pace of play.
An interesting fact: Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander threw the final four-pitch regular-season intentional walk in baseball history, to the Atlanta Braves’ Nick Markakis on Oct. 2.
Justin Verlander of the Detroit Tigers pitches in the fifth inning against the Atlanta Braves on Oct. 2, 2016.
Most notable among them is the elimination of the four-pitch intentional walk and a 30-second limit on a manager’s decision to challenge a play.
Major League Baseball and the players’ association today jointly announced a series of rule modifications that will be in place for the upcoming season.
MLB announces seven rule changes for 2017, officially kills four-pitch intentional walk
As it stated in (AP Photo)By this point, the news that Major League Baseball is doing away with the four-pitch intentional walk is old.
The commissioner’s office on Thursday announced seven changes that it’s making to the rules this year, including the aforementioned change to the intentional walk.
[Sign up for Yahoo Fantasy Baseball | 2017 Player Rankings]First, here’s the official language about the intentional walk.
This is a picture of Robinson Chirinos calling for an intentional walk, which is now a thing of the past.
It’s not like they were going to require the defensive team’s manager to do the chicken dance to call for an intentional walk.
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