Major League Baseball made headlines in February 2017 when they announced that they were doing away with the intentional walk. Instead of it taking four actual pitches for a batter to reach first base, managers would signal to the umpire that they would like to walk the hitter at the plate, and they would jog down to first as normal.
When the plan was first announced, most people were unhappy, arguing that MLB was changing the game for the worse. Removing the intentional walk, they argued, would not really shave that much time off each game. It would also potentially remove some uniqueness from the game, as plays like these are now no longer possible...
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