MLBPA lobbying to extend pitch clock for postseason would mean the preservation of epic walk ups like we witnessed from Bryce Harper
According to MLBPA Tony Clark, Major League Baseball players are actively pushing for a rule change to be implemented in the playoffs.
Speaking to the media earlier this week, Clark stated that players are lobbying for slight adjustments to the pitch clock during playoff games. Reason being, they want a few extra seconds during the postseason.
“The adjustments I think the players are looking toward is simply one that affords them and those watching a chance to take a few extra seconds, a deep breath,” via Washington Post
MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred said he was willing to suggest possible tweaks to the rules for postseason play but really didn’t seem to will to give much details outside of that.
Honestly, I know people have gotten used to the pitch-clock this season but I’m still not a fan of 2-hour baseball games.
At times, games seem rushed and when you’re a baseball purist like myself, I enjoy a 4+ hour baseball game in the grueling summer months but I understand I’m an outlier.
A slight increase in the playoffs for the pitch-clock timer definitely has my vote. As long as we have enough time to still enjoy moments like Bryce Harper walking up to the plate with Moby playing, then really, that’s all that matters.