MLB Opening Day is officially upon us.
The season kicks off on Thursday and will be unlike any before.
One of the main reasons why are the rule changes in the league.
The shift has been banned, meaning we should see more hits.
But, the one significant change is the added pitch clock.
The games should move much faster due to the pitch clock, and keep fans engaged.
While it may take some time for the players to get used to it, it will be for the best in the long term.
MLB Insider Jeff Passan talked about how the pitch clock will influence games.
"The game of baseball this year is gonna be quicker and have more action" ~ @JeffPassan#PMSLive pic.twitter.com/QQYFKGNb8Z
— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) March 30, 2023
The World Baseball Classic brought plenty of eyes to baseball.
Now the MLB hopes to keep many new fans engaged this season with the new rules.
Fans want to see base hits and runs scored, so some of the new rules should help with that.
It will be interesting to see how much faster the games move.
Passan mentioned how the spring training games were 26 minutes quicker than last year.
Removing some of the “fat” as Passan called it will be good for baseball.
This MLB season should be a great one.
The league is full of parity, and it is anyone’s guess which team will be the best.
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