Originally Posted by bigfunguy
OK...here's my work around. Say Cueto is getting lit up (god forbid). But nobody is ready outta the pen...you have Cueto just delay. He gets thrown out...if new pitcher isnt ready, you insert Arroyo (or whoever pitched last night---somebody who aint gonna play). According to the rules, he has to face one batter---BUT if he just REFUSES to pitch...what can they do?? Eject him?? Fine--by then, LeCure is ready. :>)
I have a feeling the commissioner's office would get involved and fines and/or suspensions handed down to Cueto and Arroyo. Then if they caught wind that the team was complicit, there would be heavy fines and suspensions handed down to Dusty Baker. I don't think this is something Selig would shrug off as there are already complaints about game length.