Baseball games are already long, so why not just take all the time needed to sort out a rule when there’s one-out left in a blowout victory? That’s exactly what the umpire did when Pat Venditte, an ambidextrous pitcher, faced off against a switch-hitter, and no one knew what to do. The result was a 6-minute standoff as each player attempted to get the upper hand (pun intended). This led the MLB to immediately amend their rulebook, guaranteeing to keep play moving the next time this comes up. And as a result, baseball is the quickest sport in the world.
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