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MLB changes a few rules for 2007

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Feb 17, 2007 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Major League Baseball changes a few rules for the coming season. Check out this story.

A few of the highlights:

* When a game is tied in the bottom of the fifth inning or later and is called because of weather, it will be suspended and resumed before the next scheduled game between the teams at the same ballpark. If no more games remain between the teams at the same ballpark, it will be resumed when the teams meet at the visitor’s ballpark. If it is the final scheduled meeting between the teams, it will be replayed from the start if it is needed to determine a postseason berth.

* With no runners on, a pitcher will be required to pitch within 12 seconds, the timing starting when the pitcher is in possession of the ball and the batter is in the batter’s box, alert to the pitcher.

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