Could Major League Baseball quicken the pace of games by putting a headset in the pitchers cap?
Starting around 9 PM ET, and ending close to 1 in the morning on the east coast, can definitely put your mind in another place (like the image of you resting on your pillow).
Don’t get me wrong, it’s been an outstanding series with many memorable moments, but I just felt like at points the game dragged on a bit.
Mainly when a mound visit occurred.
I’ve watched baseball religiously for almost all my life and what I thought of last night, was something that has never occurred to me in all the years I had watched the game.
And that was:
why don’t pitchers wear headsets like quarterbacks?
Just think of how quickly a football game goes by because of that aspect of the game.
The tempo of the game would be so much slower.
So, instead of boring mound visits, why can’t pitchers have a device that wraps around their hat with an ear piece to listen to what their manager or pitching coach has to say between pitchers or outs?
Obviously, the size and weight of the headset would have to be comfortable and look appealing, but maybe even a little ear bud or earplug looking device could work as well.
The pace would clearly quicken, and it just seems a bit more modern.
Not to mention, it would reduce the chance of stealing signs.
Am I crazy here?