Justin Turner Proposes A Creative Solution To Extra Inning Games


The league and the Players Association are free to take creative liberties with whatever (if anything) comes of the 2020 campaign. That could mean altering the schedule to add in more (seven-inning) doubleheaders; that could mean playing the postseason at neutral sites; and, well, that could mean deciding extra-inning affairs with a home-run derby, at least if one former All-Star gets their wish.

Dodgers third baseman Justin made a simple proposal during a television appearance on Spectrum SportsNet on Wednesday.

"Instead of playing 17 innings, you get one extra inning, you play the 10th inning, and no one scores, then you go to a home run derby." "You take each team's three best hitters and you give them all five outs and see who hits the most homers."

The goal is to prevent pitchers from any extra wear and tear on their arms, and to provide fans with a more exciting conclusion than a tie.

What do you think of the idea?

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