‘But It’s Tradition!’ Is No Reason To Ban Tie Games In MLB
MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred is trying to shorten the length of baseball games. He ushered in an (asinine) new intentional walk rule this season, and the minor leagues are testing an absurd rule that places a runner on second base to start every extra inning. Now, ESPN lead baseball announcer Jon Sciambi and New York Post baseball columnist Joel Sherman have another proposal for the commish: That games tied after the 12th inning should end that way. Many people think there will be backlash against the idea, but ties happened all the time during baseball’s glorious early days.