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February 22nd

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"I think it's a mistake to stick our head in the sand and ignore the fact that our game has changed, and continues to change." - MLB COMMISSIONER ROB MANFRED, commenting on the new intentional walk rule.

To speed up the game, MLB announces the approval of implementing an intentional walk with a signal from the dugout rather than the need to throw four pitches out of the strike zone. Although the new rule will eliminate only about a minute of play, some believe the new approach rids the sport of an old-fashioned way of issuing a deliberate base-on-balls.

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