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    I'm fine with the 3 batter minimum. I think it puts emphasis on a new type of strategy, while also increasing the chances for offense. The league is really suffering from a "strikeout or home run" problem, although just putting a limit on pitchers isn't going to solve that alone. More guys need to learn to hit against the shift.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ggclfan View Post
    So if a pitcher comes in with two outs in the bottom of the sixth inning and gets the first guy he faces out to end the inning, does he have to pitch to at least the first two batters in the bottom of the seventh inning? If so, what if his spot comes as a batter in the top of the seventh inning? Is the manager not allowed to pinch hit for him?
    Great question and something that I was wondering as well.

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    As a beer vendor, I like these rules Monday - Thursday. Don't love them Friday - Sunday though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MJAlltheWay24 View Post
    Great question and something that I was wondering as well.
    See post #15.

    A pitcher can be removed after facing just one batter if that batter is the last out of the inning.

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    The sooner balls and strikes are called by a computer, the better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDeuce View Post
    The sooner balls and strikes are called by a computer, the better.
    It has to happen at some point...when it does, there is really no reason for a manager to ever be thrown out of a game for arguing with an umpire...

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