Baseball, Atlantic League, Camden discussed on CBS Sports Radio
I these are rules that are going to be implemented in the Atlantic league. Which by the way is a pretty good independently started here in the northeast do. New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York got a team the Long Island ducks. I some reason they put a team in Texas. Doesn't sit didn't seem to make sense. Still doesn't make sense to me. They've had franchises joined the league drop out of the league comeback in his I think two out of the original ones over the twenty years at the league has been in existence. I was kinda bombed because I had a Atlantic league team. Twelve months my house. It takes me fifteen minutes, my house into photocopy a proper and the field that was in Camden, New Jersey overlooked the Benjamin Franklin bridge, which ran from Camden into Philadelphia, so fourteen miles somewhere there abouts a really nice minor league stadium. Campbell's field was the name of it. Campbell's has a major plant right down on. The Camden waterfront there, and they helped kick in money and bought the naming rights for the field and add the Camden Reeb river sharks for years, and they went belly up, which was unfortunate because it really was a quality stadium. I've been to minor league stadiums all over the country. And this one was as nice as most as nice as the stadiums that they have down in Florida and Arizona that major league games during spring training. And they just couldn't make a work, which was unfortunate. Probably. So many entertainment dollars to go round and Philly is it is as I said just on the other side of the bridge and Phillies a diehard Phillies town, I was disappointed. They could make a work went to a bunch of games staff over the years, but they no longer play in Camden. They redid the field. I guess Rutgers Camden, it's a spinoff university of Rutgers University, which is up New Brunswick, downing Camden. They've got a campus as well. And they've got their own athletic programs and not the same as Rutgers University itself in the big ten. They bought the field and turned it into a baseball slash softball slash soccer field. Which was it was a great stadium. I bummed out by the Atlantic league is got into bed with major league baseball. I guess MLB reached out to him and said, listen, we've got some rule changes. We're contemplating. We don't want to do it. We're not going to do it on a major league love. We'd have get okay. From the players to be able to do something like this. And we're not going to be able to slap it together. We're not even sure we want to do with our minor league teams. Minor league teams were working on other things developing players. We're not sure that we want to do. So would you like us to fund the Atlantic league? And you accept the rule changes that we want you to implement for us. And apparently, the Atlantic league said fine. They're not doing this out of the goodness in Iran. I can tell you that because they are as I mentioned earlier at least in part competitors. Because Atlantic league teams are within some kind of distance of a major league team. And we're gonna win. When Orlando bleed game you're not going to a major league game. So they they shouldn't really wanna be helping each other out the only way it works. Is somebody's writing a check. So without having seen the finance agreement. That's in place. I'll speculate for you. Oh, MLB wrote a pretty good check to the Atlantic league and said we'd like you to implement these rule changes. So we can get a firsthand look at them in practicality on the field. So we can make a determination. Whether we'd be good for our game. The game on is the pie levels. No mound visits for anyone other than the pitching coach for. Other than excuse me for pitching changes or medical issues. So the pitching coach can't come out and talk to the pitcher anymore. The catcher can't go out and talk to the pitcher anymore. The patriots gotta be out there on an island by himself that is certainly targeting pace of play. They want to speed up the game of baseball. I think it's a little over reactive. I'd like what they did last year. Limiting the numbers of visit. You could have rather than white them all loud. I think that's an over. Stap in trying to speed up the game. So I don't like it. But I understand it yet about pace of play the elimination of most defender of shifts by requiring to infielders on each side of second base. I like I sign off on it. I don't like it because yes, you're limiting defence. And defence should be part of the game. You're handicapping defense. But in professional sports, they put rules in all the time to protect teams against themselves that they've gotten so good at crunching the numbers and figuring out when and when not to share that it is hurting offense in baseball. 'cause shifts do the job that they're supposed to do and limit deadpool laters and take basis away by having guys properly placed defensively on a diamond and baseball wants more offense. So it should be easy to say as little just tell the hitter to hit them where they aren't that makes sense. But major league baseball doesn't want to ask that the players. They want to have them. Go up there and swing it. So they are kind of plating eliminating shifting by keeping to infielders on each side of the diamond. That's to increase offense in major league. Baseball three batter. Minimum for pitchers barring injuries. I think that plays into pace of game as well. Because the managers are just going out there and changing pitches all the time and having to have thirteen patriots on a twenty five man roster. You got nine position of your in American League. You got ten ten position to Bill including designated hitter half of which you're gonna use for just one position and the other half were all of the positions. Well, they can limit the number of pitches. Are you being used by going with? I'm like this. And I laid out my staggered approach that yes, this could be implemented for the first seven innings every game. But in the eighth inning give demand. You're a little bit more flexibility. You only have to pay to hitters ninth-inning win the game. Truly is on the line. We only have to play face one hitter. If you wanna pull a guy right away. I think it really will. It keeps the essence of manner. And strategy in a game exempt as a matter of fact, I think it adds to it. Moving the patriots a back in additional two feet to sixty two feet six inches comma during the second half of the season is the most ludicrous thing I've ever heard of in my entire life. We can debate how much moving the rubber back. Two feet would do. Yes. The balls gotta travel longer. You can't throw it as hard. It can be as hard coming out of your hand. Is it was? But it's got a slowdown gravity is gonna take home. So ninety nine could become ninety seven ninety five could become ninety two. It should make it easier for the headers adjustment period for the pitchers as well. I think that's good again. I'm ready willing and able to take a look at that. In the middle of the year is asinine. I never heard of anything like that. First of all, what are you gonna do? Take two weeks off and fix all the fields. And I know by the way, just tell the pictures. Yeah. Go out and throw from two feet further after Dave. She worked on getting emotion. Exactly. Right. From say, it's the dumbest thing I've ever heard. If you're going to do something like that you need to implemented over time not changing in the middle of the season and a one that annoys me the most the use of track man radars to assist home plate umpire, calling balls and strikes. Assist. Somebody needs to explain assist to me. I think you meant to say replace home plate umpires calling balls and strikes because if they put radar in if they put lays in the empire's can no longer make the call a laser is going to make the call, and I didn't grow up playing video games. When I was a kid, we had this novel idea if you like sports, you went out and actually played them rather than sit in front of a console and a sixty inch television with a joystick in your hand. So I was never a video kid. This was feels like to me major league baseball would become joystick time that lasers are deciding to game rather than actual play individuals humans umpires I like instant replay ever call is wrong. I want to get it. Right. You have to have some implementation with actual human beings. And I think the empire's do as good a job as they can call him, balls and strikes. So that's one I will you'll never get me to buy. I'll never give up the game. I love major league baseball. But I will watch it with less pervert, if they go to this this one as as Eddie addic- is changing the length of the pitch in season as dumb as that is. I do that before we go to lasers. Call him Baltin strikes. Eight eight eight seven to nine ninety four ninety four. What do you think? Tom from Albany is up on CBS sports radio. I tommy. Hey, Jodie next taking my call. You gotta but with all the pace of play stuff. You know, the one thing I'll tell you. Now, this is an admittedly small sample size. But everybody I've talked to my friends who are based. Okay. And I've heard it in other places too. I think you're on the you know, you're saying the right thing with it's the pace of play not necessarily the game. But I'm telling you right now from you know, from what I can tell with no callers on sports radio. It's the biggest thing that is getting people away from the game. And that they hate is the schlepping in between pitches that is you know, all the other changes that they're that. They're thinking about and trying to implement their great. But you know, the one I'd like to see and I'm a huge baseball fan the whole night. It's my favorite sport. I'd like to see the pitch FOX. I really would. And listen we've known that in the game of basketball implemented any number of rules to just get the players to play the game. There is the twenty four th you know, there's the shot clock. There's the inbound rule. There's the half court will there's the three second rule, you know, the play clock and football. Yeah. There's a play clock. And you're just to get the players to get the game going. And that to me is the biggest thing the pitching changes. You know, I see where they're coming from one. I think they did a good job in terms of limiting the mound visits gazette was contributing to the schlock put well, but the big thing is the Nomar Garciaparra stepping out, and you know, tying batting gloves in between each pitch the pitcher walking around on the mail bag five times. It's that's the big thing that more than anything. I really don't mind the three and a half hour game. And I'm hearing more and more people say that as well. It's just they have to get you know, again, you've probably heard this before you've probably seen it before. And you remember you go back on any one of the. Yes. Number up here. And you watch the Yankee classes games for the Yankees always win. It's yeah. I mean, you watch any of those games like they Righetti perfect game or any games from the nineteen nineties pre strike, and you just it's it's almost amazing. You know in I was in my teenager, then..