St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright

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Adam Wainwright Has Got Some MLB Rule Change Ideas

The Cardinals pitcher tweeted out a few simple changes that, he believes, would make baseball better.

July 18, 2018 - 3:09 pm

The St. Louis Cardinals veteran right hander had a few thoughts about baseball he wanted to get off his chest yesterday. Adam Wainwright took to Twitter and rattled off a string of tweets about recently changed, or recently discussed rule changes in Major League Baseball. 

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The 13-year veteran has seen the rise of instant replay and manager challenges throughout his MLB service time and a few more rules could be on the way. During All-Star week in baseball, commissioner Rob Manfred talked about the possibility of some "really serious conversation about making some changes to the way the game is being played." Those discussions would include topics like: the use of relief pitchers, defensive shifts and three true outcomes (home run, walk or strikeout). 

Here are Wainwright's thoughts on three "things to do for the game of baseball:"

1. Get rid of Instant replay on every play. It should be for egregious errors only. A manager gets two flags... throw them right away or don’t.

2. Get rid of over the top shifts. Two guys on each side of the base.

3. No DH in the NL!

The commissioner did say earlier this week, the designated isn't coming to the National League anytime soon. 

The Cardinals pitcher went a little further on the topic of defensive shifts, saying an "overwhelming" number of MLB players "hate the shift." 

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