Re: Do you loooooong for shorter games?
I agree with other posters that the all the stepping off the mound and batter's box gets annoying.
I love to watch the Reds, but if we are behind in a game, it can get irritating to watch the visitor's half of an inning (even if the Reds are pitching well).
I would like to limit the batter to stepping out of the box twice per at bat.
If he steps out anymore than that, he gets a strike called.
Hopefully, players will then only step out at most once per at bat, and save the second time for contact lense emergency, etc.
I would like a clock on the pitcher. He is required to throw the ball within a certain time limit. I think there might actually be a rule on this, and it's just not enforced.
Pitcher takes too long, a ball is called. Maybe allow for the catcher to occcasionally visit the mound and other stuff.. but man.. I have left the room with the game on at times, because the action just totally slows down. It bothers me more than the commerical breaks.
Thank you Walt and Bob for going for it in 2012 AND 2013!
Nov. 13, 2007: One of the greatest days in Reds history: John Allen gets the boot!