In the MLB this year, the extra innings start off with a man on second base. Due to the shortened season, and lack of preseason, this rule change makes a lot of sense. Covid season, I agree it should be here.
The problem, is people are talking about keeping this around for the future…this isn’t baseball. We don’t need an arcade style game with charity runners on base to attempt to speed it up.
A team manufacturing a winning run in extra innings is amazing to watch. A team bunting over, and sac-fly to win in extras without a hit is not. Stop trying to make the game faster for the people who don’t understand the game, and let them learn it, or stick to the highlights!
Manfred, figure out your umpires, and Free Joe Kelly!