Swol: Looking back at the pace of play in 2015

From SABR member John Swol at Twins Trivia on December 28, 2015:

On February 20, 2015, MLB announced a series of initiatives aimed at quickening the pace of play in Major League games. The key changes were:

– Umpires will enforce Rule 6.02(d), which requires hitters to keep one foot in the box during an at-bat, subject to certain exceptions.

– Timers will be used to ensure that the game resumes promptly at the end of inning breaks.

– Managers will no longer come out of the dugout to initiate a replay challenge. A manager will also keep his challenge after each call that is overturned. Last year, a challenge was retained only after the first overturned call.

So how did those changes pan out for you? Did you notice if the pace of play sped up? Did the pace of play speed up at all? … I decided to dig in to the matter and see what Baseball-Reference could tell me.

Read the full article here: http://twinstrivia.com/2015/12/28/looking-back-at-the-pace-of-play-in-2015/

Originally published: December 29, 2015. Last Updated: December 29, 2015.