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gizmoflak
Georgetown Fan
Member since May 2007
10709 posts

An outlandish idea to make MLB much more watchable
Allow batting lineups to change every inning. In other words, players can bat in any order every single inning, as determined by the manager.


Pros:

- More scoring (everyone likes more scoring)

- More at-bats for star players (I wanna watch Stanton, Trout, and Judge bat, not scrubs)

- Pitchers can bat 9th every inning so they only get plate appearances when a team bats around (no one wants to watch pitchers bat anyway)

- Higher level of competence required of managers (making them more closely manage offensive strategy and not just pitching, defense and situational base-running)

- Games can be shortened to 7 innings to offset longer duration causes by more scoring









Cons:

- Will never happen.


TheRig
Auburn Fan
Member since Aug 2011
36876 posts

re: An outlandish idea to make MLB much more watchable
So the same 3 guys bat every inning? Sounds miserable


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FulshearTiger
Member since Jul 2015
2235 posts

re: An outlandish idea to make MLB much more watchable
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-cons

Will never happen

Nor should it. This is a frickng horrible idea.


Tigeralum2008
LSU Fan
Yankees Fan
Member since Apr 2012
9601 posts

re: An outlandish idea to make MLB much more watchable
Just create a 7 man batting order. Eliminate the DH and make 7 fielders bat.


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SoFunnyItsNot
LSU Fan
Member since Mar 2013
2595 posts

re: An outlandish idea to make MLB much more watchable
I've seen some stupid suggestions on this website but I think this may top them all.


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WestCoastAg
UCLA Fan
President, Braden Mann Fan Club
Member since Oct 2012
99741 posts

re: An outlandish idea to make MLB much more watchable
Everyone stop stealing stugotz's idea


Lsuhoohoo
Houston Astros Fan
Member since Sep 2007
58148 posts

re: An outlandish idea to make MLB much more watchable
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Allow batting lineups to change every inning. In other words, players can bat in any order every single inning, as determined by the manager.



Image: https://media.giphy.com/media/xUPOq9Jm455Ce2b8R2/giphy.gif



So my Astros could just have Springer, Altuve and Correa lead off every inning?


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castorinho
Oklahoma Fan
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Member since Nov 2010
54784 posts

re: An outlandish idea to make MLB much more watchable


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Retrograde
LSU Fan
TX
Member since Jul 2014
2278 posts

re: An outlandish idea to make MLB much more watchable
Cons : All of it

Pros : Will never happen


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monkeybutt
Member since Oct 2015
4299 posts

re: An outlandish idea to make MLB much more watchable
Gizmoflak, with all due respect, and remember I'm sayin' it with all due respect, that idea ain't worth a velvet painting of a whale and a dolphin gettin' it on.


AUCE05
Atlanta Braves Fan
Member since Dec 2009
26385 posts

re: An outlandish idea to make MLB much more watchable
It is fine the way it is. No reason to change for the SJW crowd.


LSShoe1030
Houston Astros Fan
Kenner
Member since Aug 2014
436 posts

re: An outlandish idea to make MLB much more watchable
That’s would turn the MLB into the NBA with trios of superstars trying to combine together and basically dictating every move their team makes.

No thank you


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castorinho
Oklahoma Fan
13623 posts
Member since Nov 2010
54784 posts

re: An outlandish idea to make MLB much more watchable
This isn't his idea fwiw


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mizzoubuckeyeiowa
Member since Nov 2015
18241 posts

re: An outlandish idea to make MLB much more watchable
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More scoring (everyone likes more scoring)



Why does everyone say this?

The best games I've ever seen have been WS pitching duels...where bunting the guy over or stealing a base to get in scoring position is a big play.

Gibson's Game 1 of the 1988 WS was 5-4...and 4 of those runs came on 1 swing of the bat by Canseco.

Game 7 of the 1991 WS was 4-3...with a pitching duel between Jack Morris and Smoltz.


Spelt it rong
New Orleans Saints Fan
Louisissippi
Member since Oct 2012
4538 posts

re: An outlandish idea to make MLB much more watchable
More titties.
1 non-pitching change mound visit per pitcher.


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WestCoastAg
UCLA Fan
President, Braden Mann Fan Club
Member since Oct 2012
99741 posts

re: An outlandish idea to make MLB much more watchable
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where bunting the guy over or stealing a base to get in scoring position is a big play.
yeesh


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tduecen
New York Yankees Fan
Member since Nov 2006
139432 posts

re: An outlandish idea to make MLB much more watchable
Yeah totally makes sense, lets also remove the irrelevant players in the NBA and see more two on two.... or some 5 of 5 in the NFL


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BCMCubs
Chicago Cubs Fan
Durango, Colorado
Member since Nov 2011
20281 posts

re: An outlandish idea to make MLB much more watchable
I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul


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gizmoflak
Georgetown Fan
Member since May 2007
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Winston Cup
5x SB Champion Dallas Cowboys Fan
Member since May 2016
23893 posts

re: An outlandish idea to make MLB much more watchable
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An outlandish idea to make MLB much more watchable

embrace steroid use, move the fences back to 500 feet for all i care. MOAR HRs


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