Baseball commish Rob Manfred announced this week that MLB's dropping the 4-pitch intentional walk from the game, opting instead to have managers signal the ump with four fingers, which is probably three more than they'd prefer.
This is supposed to help shorten the game. Right.
The wave-a-dude has been a rule in softball for quite some time, presumably because no one wants to see even 30 seconds cut from their post-game drinking time.
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