20-second action rule approved in college baseball

If the pitcher is at fault for violating the 20-second action rule, a ball will be awarded in the count. If the hitter violates the 20-second action rule, a strike will be awarded in the count.

The NCAA Baseball Rules Committee proposed the change to enhance the pace of play.

The panel also authorized a proposal requiring all chest protectors used in competition for the 2019-20 academic year be models that are approved by the National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment.

Probably a good rule, but it all depends on how long it takes the ump to call the ball lol…

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It would make more sense to change the rule from allowing the base umpire to call balls and strikes to using lasers guided by computers to do all of the ball and strike calls! Lasers and computers are far more accurate and consistent than human beings and never favor one team over the other!

Too many times I have seen the teams that win are the teams that get the favorable ball and strike calls by the umpire! We have the technology to eliminate these unfair practices and inconsistent judgements by umpires so why not use it?