One of the main complaints people have about baseball is that it is too slow. MLB is one step closer to potentially significantly speeding up the game. It appears that the minor leagues will adopt a new batters box rule this year. The rule calls for a batter to keep 1 foot in the box at all times or risk a strike being called on them. There are, however, some exceptions to this rule.

# The batter swings at a pitch;

In all seriousness, this is a good idea. Get the game moving, so more people may be interested. Maybe then, it can win over some of the people that can’t take the current slow pace.

Now, if MLB can just get this strike zone enforced.

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