as informed in Major League Baseball and the MLBPA announced seven new rule changes that will go into effect for the 2017 season.
The new intentional walk rule states that a manager must make a signal to the home plate umpire to intentionally walk a batter.
The rule changes also include amendments to the replay system.
Finally, a change was made to where base coaches have to stand, now requiring them to remain in the coaches boxes prior to each pitch.
A violation of this rule with runners on base is a balk, and with no runners on base is called an illegal pitch that will be called a ball.
as mentioned in He plans to challenge any play no matter the circumstances, so long as his replay guy is confident the call will be overturned.
Perhaps the most notable change is a rule forcing base coaches to remain in their boxes while a batter is at the plate.
The change was news to Reds third base coach Billy Hatcher on Wednesday, but he doesn’t think it will change much.
It’s not going to affect me one way or the other.”The other changes that affect the Reds all have to do with instant replay.
“One time, I went all the way to home plate but it was the end of the game.
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New MLB rule changes for upcoming season
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Major League Baseball made the announcement on Twitter Thursday morning, releasing a list of the rule changes.
Buy me some peanuts, cracker jacks and don’t waste my time with replay reviews.
Major League Baseball and the Players Association announced new rule changes effective this season, among them: 2 minutes for replay reviews, changing how intentional walks work and eliminating any on-field markers to strategically position players.
Other changes include managers having 30 seconds to decide whether to challenge a play and “invoke replay review”.
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