It’s Out of the Question: So you’ve got to second base … when do you score?

Former Oklahoma football coach Barry Switzer is credited with coming up with the all-time line: “Some people are born on third base and go through life thinking they hit a triple.”
Joe Torre could be the guy who decides that in baseball, and perhaps in life, getting to second base just got a lot easier.
As pitchers and catchers report to spring training next week, they’ll no doubt be asked to throw out an answer to one of the most silly questions just raised this offseason.
Before the MLB even considers doing away with the Designated Hitter, they’ll discuss a theory that, should a game go past the 10th inning still tied and fans in the stands and watching on TV have become far too bored, a designated runner could be put at second base at the start of each team’s at-bat with the end game of ending the game quicker.
This isn’t just cuing up “purists’ outrage,” as a New York Times headline wants to frame this. It’s not a George Will issue, nor is it the will of the people.
Pure and simple, it’s about who wants to see another outcome predicated on another gimmick?
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