This week, MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl discusses some of the strategies in use at the pro and high school levels to keep baseball's pace of play at an appropriate speed.
Be The Referee is a series of short messages designed to help educate people on the rules of different sports, to help them better understand the art of officiating, and to recruit officials.
Below is this week's segment - Baseball Pace of Play - Listen
If you’ve been listening to the sports media lately, one of hot topics in professional baseball is the length of games and pace of play. Major League Baseball is trying some things this year in terms of a clock that’s on the outfield wall in-between innings to try and hurry up or speed up that dead time between half innings.
In high school rules, pace of play continues to be an area of focus as well. When a pitcher who has thrown the previous inning comes out for the next inning, they are limited to five warm-up pitches, and those must be completed in under 60 seconds.
Umpires are also encouraging kids to hustle on and off the field, to try and keep high school baseball a fast-paced, exciting game for everyone.
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