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6 minutes ago, Frobby said:

I like those at bats.    But I wonder how many AB’s occur where there are 3 fouls after two strikes.   

How about just 3 fouls total and you're out?

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18 minutes ago, El Gordo said:

How about just 3 fouls total and you're out?

I’m totally against this.   It would skew the game way in favor of the pitcher.   

Back to the scenario of fouling off three pitches once there are two strikes, I went through yesterday’s box scores on BB-ref, and found at least 26 instances in 14 games (I might have missed a couple).    Of the 26, only 5 ended in a strikeout. So, if yesterday was typical, you’d be adding about 1.5 strikeouts a game (.75 per team).    Sorry, but I don’t need that.   

One of the at bats from yesterday was from Nick Markakis, who got in an 0-2 hole, fouled off the next three pitches, then homered.   

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