MLB has made a few key changes to the game this year.
All of which have been in the best interest of the fans.
Through the first half of the season, it is clear that the new changes are working for the best.
One of the most impactful switches is the pitch clock being added.
The games are going much quicker and the fans are noticing.
According to Jon Heyman, MLB attendance is up 7.8 percent over the last year.
MLB attendance is up 7.8 percent over last year. Gotta think new rules are a big help. Surprise contenders can’t hurt either.
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) June 26, 2023
Fans will gladly go to the ballpark for a 2.5 to three-hour game.
Once you start getting longer than that many fans lose interest and want to leave.
Along with the pitch clock, the MLB has introduced a rule regarding how many times pitchers can throw over to bases.
That is another way the game had sped up by not having wasted time trying to pick off runners.
MLB has shown the ability to adapt over the years as they look for ways to improve the game.
Despite how some players might feel about the pitch clock, it is here to stay.
Speeding the games up is in the best interest of the fans and players and that is what MLB has done.
It will not be a surprise to see attendance continue to soar as we enter the summer.
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