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Discussion: Clock starting for game

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Dec. 31, 2012
tall_thunder
Men's 50
13 posts
Clock starting for game
I feel to help get a full game in, the game clock should not start until the first pitch. We're here to play 7 innings, and with all the interuptions during the game, there's been times we couldn't get to the 7th inning. Going to a 1 and 1 pitch, with one to waist, would help get in a full game too.
Jan. 1, 2013
Webbie25
Men's 60
1983 posts
Tall thunder-last year SSUSA decided that they would put the time limit PLUS 2 minutes on the clock, and that it would start right after the flip. That made it incumbent on the teams to hustle onto the field to be ready to take advantage of it. Maybe there was not enough publicity for that policy.
I have also played on teams that intentionally slowed the game down when it was to their benefit. Some do that as a strategy, sometimes to break up momentum, and sometimes to try to intentionally shorten a game that they may have gotten a good start in. I've even seen it break the concentration of a team when they realize what their opposition is doing to slow it down. It is an interesting strategy.
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