Sure it’s been a point of controversy all spring , but watching in real time pitchers have to be mathematicians, base stealer-tamers and pitchers all in one has been FASCINATING. Seeing Anthony Volpe continue to steal bases in The Show regular season has been a plus of the pitch clock. Heck even the record books including pitch clock violations fascinate me. We saw the ejection over a violation complaint from Manny Machado.
All that to say , we will come to love the pitch clock. I do have early observations after watching the Yanks in person on Monday about the pitch clock. It’s really been overhyped how there is supposedly little time betwen pitches . Once the pitcher gets the ball after a foul ball, change of batter , home run or ball hit in play , the clock starts once set on the rubber. After a ball or a strike, the clock starts once the ball hits the pitcher’s glove.
A regroup process can happen between pitches. The fact that highlight reels of great plays are dominating the MLB and not complaints about time so far is proving this pitch clock system to definitely be a win win for the psyche of the pitcher , the hitter and the fan.
I like the method, and I think you will too!