Buckley, Shaughnessy: First move as MLB Commissioner?

Buckley, Shaughnessy: First move as MLB Commissioner?
August 14, 2014, 6:30 am
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Tom Werner may be in the running for MLB commissioner.

But what if Steve Buckley, Dan Shaughnessy or Michael Holley got the job?

What would be the first thing they would fix?

"There is no number two, you speed up the game," said Buckley. "It's an imperative thing facing the next commissioner of baseball."

Shaughnessy had some solutions to speed up the game.

"Enforce the twelve second rule to throw pitches," said Shaughnessy. "and you get to come out of the box once in your at bat, one time you can say, 'time out.' After that, you're in there."

Holley had a laundry list of things he wanted to fix, both on and off the field.

"After I take the voting rights away from the Baseball Writers Association of American for the Hall of Fame," said Holley. "I'm going to reduce the season from 162 to 150 games and I'm going to take two weeks off spring training. We're going to start the season a little earlier, shorter."

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