David Robertson didn’t hold back when speaking with the New York Post about Major League Baseball’s new pitch clock.
“I think it’s pretty ridiculous,” Robertson told The Post’s Steve Serby. “It’s way too fast, especially when you’re just trying to have a conversation with your catcher and you don’t have any time. That doesn’t make a lot of sense to me.”
So, what would Robertson’s solution be? A simple one.
“Get rid of it,” Robertson said.
The pitch clock has been widely praised during spring training, with the average game times shrinking to a much more manageable number, closer to two and a half hours. Pace of play has increased, and the league hopes the change will help bring back more fans, while adding new ones in a time where attention is harder than ever to hold.
But the veteran reliever, who very well could be the Mets closer this season in the wake of Edwin Diaz’s season-ending knee surgery, says it is too drastic of a shift.
“Baseball, I don’t think needed that much of a change,” Robertson said.
“I don’t think it needed the big bases and a pitch clock coming in. It’s already got enough things that have been added to it.”
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