Published Every Day
Changes Needed to Major Sports
by Ted Gross
April 5, 2017
- Opening Day baseball was a reminder that pitching has evolved too much under the current rules, and that the sport needs an update.
That, plus necessary revisions to the major sports are the following:
a) Pitch must be received in the air by catcher to be a strike, whether batter swings or not. You need to complete the play. b) No replay reviews until the playoffs.
Eliminate kicked PAT's. Eliminate pile pushing.
Don't broadcast any games or discuss the sport until the playoffs.
Scrap the offside rule.
Eliminate the 2nd Serve.
No changes needed. Simply eliminate the sport entirely.
When a shooting foul occurs, give the fouled team the option of inbounding the ball.
Never show it on a major TV network.
Don't even show it during the Olympics.
All pro matches 48 minutes with running clock and running score. Mercy rule in effect if one player gets dominated.
Eliminate all versions of the sport except for the women's beach version (okay maybe not).