d_money wrote:Andy wrote:Banedon wrote:I know it's not a popular take, but I'd rather just keep extra innings as they were and have ties after a certain number of innings. 11? 13? You save yourself the marathon, pitcher destroying games without the stupidity of ghost runners.
I loathe the idea of ties too, but if you gave me the choice of ties after 12 or this current crap, give me ties all day.
If they agreed to ties, would then MLB go to a standings point based system similar to the NHL?
I hadn't thought it through, but baseball isn't a continuous sport the way hockey is; teams can't give up runs in a failed attempt to score themselves. So that probably wouldn't be necessary - which isn't to say it might not still happen.