Notable changes are coming for the game of baseball in 2023.
One of the said changes that MLB is going to make will be to implement a pitch clock.
This will obviously give the pitcher a limited amount of time in between pitches and is clearly designed to speed up the game, something that MLB has been trying to do for years now.
The pitch clock has been used in the minor leagues this year and according to MLB insider Jon Heyman on Twitter, it’s drawing rave reviews thus far.
Henry Davis, the Pittsburgh Pirates’ top pick from a year ago, is one of the many in favor of this change.
Pitch clock getting rave reviews in minors.
“… it accomplished exactly what MLB wants the game to look like … [Outside of] playing in the College World Series or unique games, it has been the most fun I’ve ever had playing.”
– Henry Davis, 2021 Pirates No. 1 overall pick)
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) June 15, 2022
The Times, They Are A Changin’
From early reads, it seems like the pitch clock is something that is going to stick.
People around the game seem very excited about it and believe that it’s going to change the game of baseball for the better.
And for certain pitchers, it’ll do wonders.
Some pitchers happen to take a little bit too much time in between pitches.
One of the notable examples is Giovanny Gallegos.
A pitch clock should help speed him up a little and do the same for several other pitchers.
MLB has been trying to speed up the game ever since Rob Manfred became the commissioner in 2015.
That was one of Manfred’s main goals, and while many fans tend to get frustrated with Manfred, his goal of speeding the game up will finally come to fruition.
This may help get some people interested in baseball again.
Perhaps baseball could then be restored as America’s National Pastime.
We’ll see how the pitch clock works for the rest of the year in the minors and what 2023 has in store for us.