The last two MLB seasons have been quite atypical in many ways: Since in 2020 there were only 60 games and there was no public in the stadiums, until the implementation of rules such as the universal designated and for this 2021 as well, the 7-inning doubleheader and the runner in second during extra innings, being these last two rules quite controversial and controversial for the fans.
However, there is good news for the most purists of baseball, since according to information from ESPN’s Jeff Passan, the same Major League Baseball commissioner, Rob Manfred, has confirmed that the 7-inning doubleheader will not continue for the 2022 season. and the runner in second during extra innings.
I really don’t think 7-inning doubleheader and runner second in extra innings are going to be part of our game in the post-pandemic future. They probably won’t be around for the 2022 season.
These rules were put into practice to limit the time that players are on the field of play in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic, as a way of taking extreme precautions and limiting infections.