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Good rule change

We got our first taste of a new rule Tuesday night when the Brewers and Marlins were rained out in Florida with the score tied, 2-2, in the 10th inning. Because it was official, the game was suspended and will be completed tonight before the regularly scheduled game. In the past, it would have been started from scratch (although the statistics would have counted).

Now at least, fans get a chance to see a game played to a conclusion and teams don't burn their bullpens by having to replay all nine innings. It's a long overdue move that I wish would be carried out to games that have gone, say, at least three innings. If that were the case, last Friday's fiasco in Cleveland that saw Seattle stall so the Indians couldn't get the last out in the top of the fifth would have not been an issue. The Indians and Mariners could have just picked things up from that spot.

---Mike Harrington

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