Erick Von Erich
|Joined: ||Thu Mar 26th, 2015|
|Location: ||Texas USA|
|The rule for "limitations on when position players can pitch" seems unnecessary. It's standard practice to not see a position payer pitching, unless the team is getting blown out (down by 6 or more runs) or in extra innings.
I can't think of an exact scenario, right now, but I'm wondering if it was added to prevent someone from pulling a Belicheck and finding a loophole in the new pitching rules for 2-way players and 3-batter minimums.
I'm thinking the 3 batter minimum rule might lead to an entire bullpen filled with nothing but "closers". So I expect some ding-dong online writer to soon pen a column about how the 1990 Reds "Nasty Boys" (Dibble, Myers, Charlton and arguably a few more) were prophetic.