On day MLB tweaks walk rule, Texas A&M wins on wild pitch during intentional walk
It happened the day MLB said it'll make intentional walks automatic
As far as coincidences go, this is a pretty fun one.
that Major League Baseball will do away with the formality that is four pitches on intentional walks and instead just automatically signal and send a guy to first base. The impact mostly won’t be felt because, well, we hardly see intentional walks (twice every five games or so), but people still complained because people on the internet complain.
Those who were complaining got some fuel on Tuesday night, too, thanks to college baseball. Again, it’s an unbelievable coincidence that it happened on the same day, but it did: Texas A&M won on a walk-off wild pitch during what was supposed to be an intentional walk:
Cue the “see, Commissioner Manfred, this is why you shouldn’t change it!” comments.
CBS Sports HQ Daily Newsletter
Get the best highlights and stories - yeah, just the good stuff handpicked by our team to start your day.
Thanks for signing up!
Keep an eye on your inbox for the latest sports news.
There was an error processing your subscription.
At the end of the day, the long ball beats the small ball, and it shouldn't even be debatable...
SportsLine's Mike McClure, a DFS pro with nearly $2M in winnings, gives optimal lineup adv...
SportsLine's advanced computer model simulated Monday's Dodgers vs. Giants game 10,000 tim...
Here is everything you need to know about the day in baseball
You do you, Coors Field
Maldonado wrote the names of some friends and family members on the tie