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MLB commissioner Rob Manfred said Thursday that the league is looking at limiting the use of relief pitchers in games. Pedro Martinez Jersey .Manfred was a guest on ESPNs Mike & Mike, where he was presented nine suggestions from fans for improving baseball. One suggestion was a restriction on relief pitching in an inning or game.I am in favor of something like that, Manfred said. Weve spent a ton of time on this issue in the last few months.You know the problem with relief pitchers is that theyre so good. Ive got nothing against relief pitchers, but they do two things to the game: The pitching changes themselves slow the game down, and our relief pitchers have become so dominant at the back end that they actually rob action out of the end of the game, the last few innings of the game. So relief pitchers is a topic that is under active consideration. Were talking about that a lot internally.This year, the average time of a game is 3 hours, 4 minutes. By comparison, in 2005 games averaged 2 hours, 49 minutes.In mid-May, Manfred said he was unhappy with the pace of games, which at the time was 3 hours and 26 seconds. He said then that MLB would look at creative ways to improve both time and pace of games.Red Sox manager John Farrell said Thursday he isnt keen on any bullpen limitations.?Fundamentally, when you begin to restrict things, rather than being able to use your roster at your disposal, that begins to artificially control the game, Farrell said. I understand the need to keep the pace of the game going. Without knowing what options would exist and what are the alternatives being considered, thats my first gut reaction.In the moment [as a manager], Im not worried about the pace of the game. As a person who works in the game, sure, were always looking for ways to make it more attractive to fans, to grow our fan base, to attract young fans. We are all aware of that challenge. Were all open to ways to grow that. But in the seventh inning in a bases-loaded situation, Im not thinking about pace of games.?Information from ESPNs Scott Lauber was used in this report. Bill Lee Red Sox Jersey . -- Matt Kuchar and Harris English ran away with the Franklin Templeton Shootout, shooting a 14-under 58 on Sunday in the final-round scramble to break the tournament course record. Babe Ruth Red Sox Jersey . Arsenal failed to take full advantage of its main rivals stumbles on Saturday as substitute Gerard Deulofeu levelled with a hard shot from a tight angle in the 84th minute to give Everton a deserved point. Ahead of a crucial fortnight that will see them play against Napoli in the Champions League, Manchester City and Chelsea, Arsenal leads by five points ahead of Liverpool and Chelsea. http://www.redsoxapparelsshop.com/blake-swihart-jersey-c-27/ . "Jeff is a hard worker who was an important special-teams contributor for us last season," said Stamps GM John Hufnagel. MORAGA, Calif. -- Before the game, Scott Cross reminded his UT Arlington players they had a chance to make their mark on program history.He was like, `This would be the biggest win in school history, guard Erick Neal said. That just added fire to it and made us want to play harder.Kevin Hervey scored 15 points and UTA beat a Top 25 team for the first time, shocking previously unblemished No. 12 Saint Marys 65-51 on Thursday night just more than a week after another special and emotional win at Texas.The Mavericks (8-3) had gone 0-28 against ranked opponents dating to their first try in February 1967 after becoming Division I in 1959-60. Then, they pulled off their big upset at McKeon Pavilion, where the Gaels had won eight straight and 23 of 24, and cheers were heard from the visiting locker room.But Saint Marys (6-1) never clicked against the scrappy UTA team while returning from a break for final exams for its first game since a win at Stanford on Nov. 30. The Gaels were held to 31.4 percent from the field and shot 8 of 27 on 3-pointers.I thought we got outplayed. Pretty simple, Saint Marys coach Randy Bennett said. I thought they beat us at every phase.The speedy Neal added 13 points and eight assists in UTAs seventh straight victory.It was definitely an unbelievable game for us, Cross said. Our guys probably played as good of basketball as we could have, especially defensively, because watching them on video I honestly thought it was the best offensive team I think Ive ever seen in my entire life.Jock Landale had a rare poor shooting performance, limited to 14 points on 3 of 10 from the floor and the Gaels had a season-low 11 assists to go with 16 turnovers.Saint Marys trailed 49-30 with 11:50 to play, then used an 11-3 spurt to get back to 52-41. UTA kept answering on both ends with key baskets and rebounds -- such as a contested 3-pointer from the top by Drew Charles with 7:42 remaining.The Mavericks, from thhe Sun Belt Conference, used quick, crisp passing to create open looks from the perimeter and the paint to outplay the Gaels early. Hanley Ramirez Red Sox Jersey. . Three times this season -- their lone three previous losses -- squandered double-digit halftime leads in road losses at Minnesota, Florida Gulf Coast and Arkansas.They used those defeats as learning moments that have carried UTA during this run of early season success.Its a humongous deal, Hervey said. Were excited and hopefully we can build on this.Hervey hit his first three shots as UTA jumped to a 21-12 lead midway through the first half and led 36-23 at the break.Saint Marys fell behind 21-12 and 27-15 late in the first half making just 6 of its first 18 shots and 2 of 6 by the typically spot-on Landale.Defensively we werent good, offensively we werent good, Bennett said. Taking care of the ball we were bad. Rebounding we were bad.MOMENT OF SILENCEA moment of silence was held before the national anthem for the victims of the deadly warehouse fire last week in nearby Oakland.BIG PICTUREUTA: UTA held a 36-30 rebounding edge. ... The Mavericks have led at halftime in all of their games. ... UTA followed up a 99-49 victory against Division III UT Dallas by outplaying one of nations top programs in all aspects.Saint Marys: Calvin Hermanson, 21 of 40 from 3-point range coming into the game, went 1 for 7 from beyond the arc. ... Landales shooting percentage dropped from 76 percent to a 70-percent clip (54 for 77).UP NEXTUTA: Off until playing Dec. 16 at Bradley.Saint Marys: Host UC Irvine on Sunday after the Anteaters lost last month in overtime at California. Seventh-year Irvine coach Russell Turner is a former Golden State Warriors and Stanford assistant.---More AP college basketball: www.collegebasketball.ap.org and https://twitter.com/AP-Top25 Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' ' 
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