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At youth tourney, unique rules transform game

MLB, Perfect Game address pace of play with new measures
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This is because this 16-team tournament, the Ways to Play tournament powered by Perfect Game and Major League Baseball, featured a rule that deemed a batter out if he took a strike, no matter the count. In fact, this tournament of nine-inning games featured seven unique rules designed by MLB to address growing concerns about the slowed pace of play in baseball.

The other rule changes included:
• Three balls result in a walk.
• No straight or delayed steals.
• A batter must keep a foot in the batter's box at all times.
• No throwing the ball around between batters.
• If a game is tied after nine innings, a runner will be placed on second with one out.
• If a game is tied after 10 innings, bases will be loaded with one out.

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Comment by Ryan Ford on December 8, 2017 at 12:49pm

I personally like the after nine innings , a runner will be placed on second with one out. Perfect Game tournaments are always a mess with too many teams, poor communication and far away fields but one thing I really like is these late inning rules. I think it makes a great drill at the end of practice as well. 

Comment by Ken Flappan on December 8, 2017 at 2:25pm

  do not like 3 balls is a walk.That changes a huge basic rule of the game,

One rule should make a big change. Allowing the batter to get a sign from the normally a 3rd base coach and stepping out of the box to take it even 1 foot.  Should be only allowed one time at bat.

Too many teams do it  multiple times.


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