A report is circulating that major league baseball is considering a new rule that would allow a trailing team to bat any player in the ninth inning. Sorry, but this is a ridiculous idea.
Why even consider this? Some folks insist that baseball needs a shake-up. But that's the problem right there. The game doesn't need a shake-up. It doesn't need to be sped up. It doesn't need to penalize a leading team heading into the ninth inning.
Thankfully, this report is only being "whispered" about right now.