The main baseball league officially announced the introduction of 20-second watches for testing during spring games. Jeff Passan of ESPN reported minutes before announcing what he will be doing today. According to the league, there was no decision on the potential implementation of the clock during the upcoming regular season, although Passan wrote that there is a "very real possibility" of this.
At the start of the training spring, when players adapted to the new pace of tactics created by Commissioner Rob Manfred, there would be no malfunction or punishment for breaking the clock. By the second week of games, judges will begin to issue a warning, and eventually umps "will be ordered to start evaluating penalties for violations."
It is noteworthy that the clock step has numerous limitations. It does not apply to the first tone of the shape of the dish, and the pitcher only needs to start the movement before the clock ends, and will not deliver the actual step. If for up to the remaining seconds on the clock, guests will need to be in the back door box, and the clock will be reset when the pitcher receives back from the trap.
At the gambling points, the clock will be reset when the jug again receives the infielder to which he threw. The clock will also be reset if the pitchers fix the attachment movement or come out of rubber with a runner on the base. Visiting the mound will also lead to a reset of the clock. If the judge calls or gives the time, the clock will not be used in the next step (unless a time has been called to change the shot thrown into the dirt).
Manfred has the ability to unilaterally implement the clock for the 201
Whether the hours are in 2019 or not, today's announcement serves as a manifestation of changes to 2020 and beyond. Manfred improved the pace of the game with one of the coordinators of his time as lieutenant commissar and regularly put in place the initiative – the recent limitation of the number of bathing visits for the game and the introduction of automatic intentional walks. The clock would be a more dramatic event, which has a much greater potential to influence the outcome of the games than other recent changes
. The main line, which includes time in the season of 2015, is the clock. Because of this, it will be familiar with the regulation of the next wave of prospects that are moving to big leagues. Theoretically, the clock should largely remain unnoticed, as soon as the league gets used to its existence – be it in the future season or in the future – although, of course, there is some early pain with the new system. And, of course, this move is likely to be unpopular among the oldest baseball fans; while part of the goal of Manfred in accelerating the pace of the game is to increase the overall attractiveness of baseball, there is, of course, a significant (and often vocal) part of the existing fan base, which does not want to see any changes.