MLB came into this season with new rules to help make the games quicker.
The most prominent of those rules was introducing a pitch clock.
It made pitchers have to throw the ball quicker and kept the game moving swiftly.
Many players seemed uncertain of the new rules to begin the year.
But, they seem to be working just as MLB has intended.
According to MLB Communications, there have only been nine games this season that have eclipsed the three-hour and 30-minute mark.
To date during the 2023 season, only nine games of nine innings have eclipsed the three-hour and 30-minute mark. pic.twitter.com/SglqiCehKd
— MLB Communications (@MLB_PR) September 25, 2023
Last season, 231 such games crossed that threshold.
It is hard to argue with the results the pitch clock is having.
The games are moving faster and that is helping to keep fans more engaged.
After the success the pitch clock has had this season you can bet it is here to stay.
It seems like most players have adjusted to the change.
But, the pitch clock was not the only rule that was added.
The number of disengagements a pitcher can have during a plate appearance was also added.
Limiting the number of pickoff attempts has made the game quicker and more exciting.
Base stealing has seen a major increase and that has made the games more fun.
Last season, there were six players with 30+ stolen bases.
With still a week of games to play there are already 15 players with 30+ steals this year.
The game has improved so much thanks to these new rules.
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