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Orioles' Showalter on pace of play, who plays short, offseason inactivity and his future

Orioles' Showalter on pace of play, who plays short, offseason inactivity and his future

As a member of Major League Baseball’s competition committee, Orioles manager Buck Showalter has dissected the ins and outs of the game’s potential pace-of-play rule changes that could be installed this season, and he said Thursday night on the 105.7 The Fan Hot Stove radio show that the adjustments should be good for the game.

According to reports, MLB and the Major League Baseball Players Association are at an impasse, with the union unwilling to agree on changes that would include a pitch clock and limiting trips to the mound. Commissioner Rob Manfred doesn’t need the union’s approval to install the changes, but he’d like to have it to quell what seems to be growing tension...

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