MLB is reportedly considering bringing back bullpen carts to improve pace of play
Bullpen carts are viewed as a potential answer to the pace of play problem
One of the ongoing storylines of baseball's offseason centers around the league's desire to improve pace of play. Earlier Thursday, word surfaced that commissioner Rob Manfred had proposed some alterations to the players -- including the chance to delay or put off a pitch clock.
The players have their own ideas on how to speed up the games. A suggestion of theirs? Bringing back the bullpen cars/carts:
For those unaware, bullpen cars/carts the cost of gas and maintenance being major contributors -- and have since occupied a special place in baseball lore.. They fell out of fashion for various reasons --
Of course, it's not clear that the vehicles -- should they return to big-league stadiums across the land -- will make much of a dent in time of games, but at least relief pitchers will have less running to do. That counts for something, right?
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