How would you fix baseball?
Posted 03 December 2010 - 08:51 PM
#2 - Agree.
#3 - A salary cap negates the need for this really.
#4 - Cut it BY 2 weeks is a better option IMO. You've got to remember, that if they keep the # of games the same, this is where each team gets the majority of its "practice".
#5 - Don't agree on the 2 throws to first base max. But what I DO believe in is a delay of game penalty, in which the batter takes his base. Take longer than the count of 10 to pitch/throw/etc, batter walks.. Pitching warm-ups only happen in bullpen, otherwise, what the hell is the bullpen for? But 3 warm-up pitches is more than enough and I agree.
-1 minute breaks, max between changing sides.
-3 minutes breaks between innings.
-No breaks for relief pitchers except their 3 warm up pitches.
-Only a combined 5-6 mound appearances by catcher/coaching staff throughout game. Why the manager even needs to go to the mound to make a change is absurd anyway, as he can talk to his team/pitching staff with a phone and all the time between changes/innings/and when his team is at bat.
-Expand playoffs to AT LEAST 12 teams total. No best of 7 until ALCS/NLCS/WS.
-No 1 game playoffs to see who makes the playoffs. Use tiebreakers. You must have one when playing 150+ games, no?
That's all I can think of for now..
Posted 04 December 2010 - 10:17 PM
2) Dramatically shorten the season. I'm talking about 100 games or less per season. There is no need that teams need to be going stretches of 14+ consecutive days with games. You solve this by limiting teams to a 3 game weekend series and then a 2 game weekday series with at least 2 days a week that a team doesn't play.
3) Add at least 2 more playoff teams.
As a side note, the game play itself does not need to be changed. If you don't like the sport the way it is played, then don't watch. But if you make the games more meaningful (by playing fewer games) then the games automatically become more interesting because more is riding on each game.
Posted 06 December 2010 - 11:01 AM
Posted 06 December 2010 - 11:14 AM
Cut the season. Get the World Series back in early October.
Salary cap & Salary floor.
Posted 24 January 2011 - 07:42 PM
Add two more wild cards.
this. (1 per league so 5 teams make the playoffs)
Give managers 2 challenges for bad calls. (I've come around to new-fangled thinkin)
the challenge system is dumb. even in the NFL i dont like it. if the call is wrong, it should be corrected, end of story.
Posted 24 January 2011 - 07:43 PM
add a innings clock. Have it 10 minute period per batting 20 per inning no stopping of the clock is allowed. After 10 minutes or 3 outs that part of the the inning is over no matter what.
Posted 25 January 2011 - 09:00 AM
2) No more than two pitchers can be on the mound in the same inning (exception can be made for injury). I understand the strategy of matching pitchers to hitters weaknesses but the five plus minutes between each pitcher change is annoying to the fans.
Posted 25 January 2011 - 02:23 PM
A cap could definitely be good, as sometimes teams have no control of whether a player wants to stay or leave, and a winning team like the Yankees essentially handing them a blank check certainly doesn't help.
Also maybe start the season the day after the Super Bowl