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The pickoff rule will be a disaster. Better runners will take a longer "one-way" lead. Runners take a slightly longer lead and will go back to the base on first movement. This occurs with the more skilled runners now. After 2 pickoff attempts, the runner is daring the pitcher to throw over again. After a few balk calls, the pitcher will become hesitant, allowing the runner to have a longer lead after 2 pickoff attempts, while stealing the base. I remember Maury Wills, who was one of the smartest runners ever. He would turn this rule into a circus. It may work short term, but once the runners find out who's hesitant to throw over, it will become as exciting as the old intentional walk.

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