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The radical rule placing a runner on second base at the start of each extra inning is even more extreme: Runners are placed on first AND second. MLB and the Major League Baseball Players Association adopted the runner on second in extra innings last year as a pandemic method of getting people out of ballparks faster, but Commissioner Rob Manfred said it likely will be dropped after this season.

DENVER — Prior to Tuesday’s MLB All-Star Game in Denver, commissioner Rob Manfred and MLB Players Association executive director Tony Clark addressed a range of issues concerning the sport at a Baseball Writers’ Association of America meeting. Here are five key topics they discussed. Doubleheader and extra-inning rules Baseball traditionalists everywhere can rejoice. Seven-inning doubleheaders ...

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