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Tuesday Headlines: New MLB Rules Edition

A big change for regular-season play.

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Good morning BBN.

With the NFL season coming to a close and college basketball hitting the home stretch, baseball will soon be back in our lives, and with it will come some big changes at the MLB level.

MLB’s extra-innings tiebreaker rule, in which a runner is automatically placed at second base to begin each extra inning, is now permanent for the regular season, according to ESPN. Postseason games will continue to feature normal play in extra innings.

In all regular-season extra-inning games, a runner will be placed on second base to begin the 10th inning, and in every subsequent extra inning after that, until a winner is determined.

There’s also a smaller change being made to make it easier for teams to allow position players to pitch, which you can read more about here.

What are your thoughts on the new rules? Personally, I like the runner-on-second base change to help speed up regular-season games.

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