I'm kind of disappointed to see the intentional walk disappear if only because I loved to see it botched every now and then.— Editor Joe Veyera (@JoeVeyera) February 22, 2017
I saw Will Clark single on an attempted intentional walk. It was awesome. Make them throw the dang pitches.— Susan Slusser (@susanslusser) February 22, 2017
Intentional walks took an estimated 1410 minutes in 2016.— Jeremy Frank (@MLBRandomStats) February 22, 2017
That is 35 seconds per game. Is the automatic IBB really gonna fix pace of play?
932 intentional walks in 2,428 games last season. A baseball game is now, on average, 1.5 pitches shorter.— Ryan M. Spaeder (@theaceofspaeder) February 22, 2017
I like the moment of the intentional walk especially late in the game. I want the guy on deck to have enough time to get properly offended.— Royals Nation (@RoyalsNation) February 22, 2017
Instead of cutting the intentional walk, make it more exciting! All intentional walks to be thrown by the center fielder, minimum 300 feet.— Jon Weisman (@jonweisman) February 21, 2017