Major League Baseball will be resuming for a shortened 60 game season starting either July 23 or 24. Along with this season come many, many rules. One of those rules is the ‘wet rag’ rule, which allows pitchers to keep a wet rag in their back pocket as an alternative to licking their fingers between pitches. This is obviously to limit the spread of germs.
Proposed MLB rule changes for 2020:
* Implementation of DH in both leagues
* Extra innings start with runner on second base
* No limits on position players pitching
* Pitchers can have wet rag in pocket as substitute for licking fingers
* Three-batter minimum still stands
— Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) June 23, 2020
Naturally, Twitter jumped all over this rule. Here are a few of the best tweets about it:
Do the Astros get to throw wet rags at trash cans during home games?
— Rich Zagon (@RichZagon1) June 23, 2020
I’m told the delay is that the owners want to call it a wet rag while the players would prefer using moist towelette. Could blow up the whole thing.
— D.J. Short (@djshort) June 23, 2020
MLB has announced that a wet rag is allowed in the back pocket of all pitchers instead of licking fingers. One small step forward against Covid, two giant steps back for swamp ass.
— Razzball (@Razzball) June 23, 2020
And finally…this gem:
*Pitchers allowed to have a uniform made out of sandpaper
*Only 3 alligators per dugout
*In odd innings, home team wears blindfolds
*Relief pitchers must use left hand
*Rickey Henderson is on every team
— John Brown’s Blood (@MrRobotCodeBrkr) June 23, 2020