Should MLB extra innings start with a runner in scoring position? | The Tylt
Should MLB extra innings start with a runner in scoring position?
There are a lot of great things about baseball, but long games aren't one of them. No one wants to sit through a 16-inning snoozer. As fun as baseball is, having to watch that struggle is too much to bear. These rules are designed to mercifully end the game quickly, so fans aren't driven insane by a matchup that goes on and on forever.
The MLB recognizes this and even has the rule in place for the All-Star Game. If the game goes to the 10th inning and beyond, both teams start with a runner on second. It makes too much sense not to implement
Baseball purists should get off their high horses and embrace the change.
There's changing the game and then there's ruining it. Automatically giving a team a runner in scoring position to start extra innings is the latter.
Just because you want to speed up the game doesn't mean you do the work for the teams. Competition is about earning wins. Don't sacrifice the integrity of the game to appease fans who don't truly appreciate the sport. MLB should not embrace this change.