19. Three-Batter Minimum Rule
Yet another rule that nobody wants or asked for. Manfred wants to inject more action into the game but doesn’t realize how to do it correctly. Baseball is just as much about the mind as it is about the body. Too bad Manfred has gotten this one so wrong.
In short, this new rule means a starting pitcher or relief pitcher must face a minimum of three batters unless they put the offensive team out. Despite the fact that practically everyone is saying no, Manfred appears happy to fall on his sword. Maybe someone should sharpen it for him because he probably can’t even do that right.