- Aug 1, 2006
I think you’re right. However, by dawdling, aren’t pitchers also in a sense resting? My concern would be that implementing clocks could increase the risk of injury. Pitchers already get hurt all the time throwing 95 mph baseballs every 30 seconds. There’s really no precedent in history of people doing it every 15 or 20 seconds.The problem isn't how long it takes catchers to signal and pitchers to nod or shake it off. The problem is how long the pitchers and hitters doddle, literally doing nothing.
More injuries mean worse pitchers (and a worse game), and therefore probably higher scoring, which negates the original fix.