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Should baseball introduce intentional walks?

Baseball shouldn't have intentional walks

Baseball should have intentional walks

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Baseball should not introduce the intentional walks scheme. Replacing the normal act of a pitcher purposely and physically throwing four balls to walk a batter with anti-climactic motions from the dugout takes away from the tradition of the game and cheats viewers out of good baseball, writes Tim Marchman in Deadspin. The new scheme dimishes any chance for the batting team to unexpectedly hit a wild ball or steal a base, thus making the game of baseball less exciting.

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Baseball should introduce intentional walks. As none of baseball's most exciting and memorable moments include pitchers intentionally walking batters, so replacing this time-consuming strategy will intensify the game, says Loose Seal in SB Nation. Seal emphasizes that intentional walks usually occur in close games, when the pressure is high, so "fast-forwarding" through them will keep the energy and excitement at its peak, thereby making the game more enjoyable to watch.

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