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Paul Skenes (Beau Brune/LSU Athletics)


PitchCom, Other Devices Speeding Up The Game

SEC Extra

BATON ROUGE, La – The pitcher keeps looking at his wrist. Is that a jumbo Apple Watch? Is he late for class?

Nope, it’s a PitchCom wristband, and many teams around college baseball are using them to relay pitch selection. There are different vendors and different distribution mechanisms, including devices that slide into a ballcap, all part of a growing technology trend focused on speeding up the game. Attention spans are shrinking. Ideally, we eliminate the lulls, and this is one way to accomplish it.

Add in the new action rules, which include a pitch clock, and you understand[…]