For this year's tournament, the SEC decided to try out a novel way to speed up games: pitch clocks and between-innings clocks similar to the football play clock. Here are the basics:- When no runners are on base, pitchers get 20 seconds between pitches. - If the clock runs down before a pitch is thrown, a ball is added to the batter's count. - If a batter steps out of the box with 5 seconds or fewer before the clock runs out, a strike is added to his count.- The clock is turned off when there are runners on base.- Teams have 1 minute 48 seconds to start a half-inning after the end of the previous one.- If the half-inning clock runs out, a ball or strike is added to start the first batter's count, according to whichever team was at fault in delaying the start of the inning. The idea is...

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