MLB will have three new rules that will take effect today. These rules were designed to speed up the game and allow for a better flow in between breaks.
These rule changes are welcomed and even though one of them isn’t a pitch clock for pitchers, it still is a step in the right direction and the teams have all of spring training to get acclimated to the rules. I hope the pitch clock does come soon. Pitcher Jonathan Papelbon takes about 35-45 seconds in between pitches. That’s not necessary.
Let’s break down the three new rules that go in effect today.