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MLB Experimenting with Starting Extra Innings with a Man on Second Base


Baseball games are long.  It has been a common complaint for years.  Major League Baseball is trying to find ways to make the games go quicker, and a new report says they are experimenting with an idea that is, um, interesting.

MLB is planning on having extra-innings games, in the Arizona Fall League and the Gulf Coast League, start with a runner on second base. The upcoming World Baseball Classic will have this regulation in place, and it’s been a part of international baseball for over ten years.

Joe Torre, MLB's Chief Baseball Officers is excited about it.  “It’s not fun to watch when you go through your whole pitching staff and wind up bringing a utility infielder in to pitch. As much as it’s nice to talk about being at an 18-inning game, it takes time."

If the testing works, it will surely make it's way to the majors in the near future.

Read the full story at Yahoo! Sports.

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